Jim Dale Biography (1935-)

Born Jim Smith, August 15, 1935, in Rothwell, Northantshire, England; son ofWilliam Henry and Miriam Jean (Wells) Smith; married Patricia Gardiner. Addresses: AGENT--Harold Schiff, 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Favorite roles: Scapino and Petruchio.

Birth Details
August 15, 1935
Rothwell, Northantshire, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Comedian, Savoy Theatre, Kettering, England.
  • William Dowton, The Wayward Way, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, England, 1954.
  • Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, then Cambridge, England, 1966.
  • Burglar, The Burglar, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1967.
  • Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, then Saville Theatre, London, 1967. With the National Theatre Company, Old Vic, London: Barnet, The National Health, 1969, Nicholas, The Travails of Sancho Panza,1969, Costard, Love's Labour's Lost, 1970, Launcelot Gobbo, The Merchant ofVenice, 1970.
  • at the Young Vic, London: Scapino, The Cheats of Scapino, 1970, Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, 1970.
  • Old Vic, London: The Architect, The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria,1971, Mr. Lofty, The Good-Natured Man, 1971, and Kalle, The Captain of Kopenick, 1971. Denry Machin, The Card, Queen's Theatre, London, 1973.
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Young Vic Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY, 1974.
  • title role, Scapino, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY, Circle in the Square,NY, and Ambassador Theatre, NY, 1974.
  • Gethin Price, Comedians, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1977.
  • Terri Dennis, Privates on Parade, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1979.
  • title role, Barnum, St James Theatre, NY, 1979-81.
  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Promenade Theatre, NY, 1984, then LongacreTheatre, NY, 1985.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, European cities, 1972.
  • title role, The Music Man, U.S. cities, 1984.
  • Director, Scapino, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY, Circle in the Square, NY, and Ambassador Theatre, NY, 1974.
  • Raising the Wind, 1961.
  • Carry on Spying, Governor, 1965.
  • Carry on Cleo, Governor, 1965.
  • Lock Up Your Daughters!, 1969.
  • Digby--The Biggest Dog in the World, 1974.
  • Joseph Andrews, 1977.
  • Pete's Dragon, Buena Vista, 1977.
  • The Unidentified Flying Oddball, Buena Vista, 1979.
  • Scandalous, Orion, 1984.
  • Also, The Big Job; Carry on Cowboy; Carry on Screaming; The National Health.
  • The Duke, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, PBS, 1985.
  • Circus, CBS, 1986.
  • Writings;MUSIC
  • "Georgy Girl," score, Scapino, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY, Circle in the Square, NY, and Ambassador Theatre, NY, 1974.

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Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:06 am
I remember when I was young (50's) seeing Jim Dale on Televison in Mr. Pastry series on the BBC. Am I right or is it just my imagination?
Many thanks for your help

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