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Nathan and Ruth Hale (seen left) shared a passion for acting and theater. They started a family theater business that continues to thrive today. Philip Hale is the second son of Ruth and Nathan.

"At my mother's graveside, her family and friends did an odd thing. People living next to the cemetery must have wondered what was going on when they heard them give her a long and loud round of applause. Of course, she had much of that during her career as an actress and playwright; that day though, it was not just for that but also for her performance on the stage of life. Besides being talented, she was full of goodness and tireless energy. ... We were in awe of her enthusiasm. Even in her nineties, she still had projects - 'Let's put on a play here in the nursing home.'"
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