Hale, Sue Sally (1937–2003)

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Hale, Sue Sally (1937–2003)

American polo player. Born Sue Sally Jones, 1937; grew up in Southern California; died April 29, 2003, at her ranch in Coachella, California; dau. of Grover Jones (1893–1940, screenwriter) and Susan Avery (ballerina); stepdau. of Richard Talmadge (stuntman and actor); m. Alex Hale (div. 1976); children: son Trails Hale; daughters Dawn Hale, Stormie Hale (polo player) and Sunny Hale (top-ranked polo player).

Broke American polo's gender barrier by gaining membership in the US Polo Association, the sport's national governing body (1972), having competed in matches for 2 decades as A. Jones while disguised as a man; coached polo teams at Cal Poly—San Luis Obispo and at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Santa Ana.

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