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Barry Sullivan ACTOR


Barry Sullivan was born on August 29th, 1912 in New York City, New York with the birth name Patrick Barry Sullivan.  He was born into a family with seven children total, him being the youngest.  As Sullivan grew into a man he was very tall, and very good looking therefore, many people he knew told him he should pursue a career in performing arts.  

He began with working as an usher at a theater and soon was able to work his way in and make his Broadway debut in, "I Want a Policeman" (1936) at the Lyceum Theatre sadly it only lasted 47 performances and this play was followed by him being cast in three others which also were unsuccessful.
In 1942, Sullivan made a larger impact on the industry when he was cast in the play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942) but then the next two plays he worked on were unsuccessful again.  

Realizing that Broadway might not be the right direction for him to be pursuing his acting, Sullivan turned to Hollywood to try and see if he would be more successful as a film actor.  His film debut was in 1943 in a Chester Morris 'B' Picture, "High Explosive" under Paramount pictures followed by a role in the western, "The Woman of the Town" (1943) under United Artists.  

Even though Sullivan never reached the level of stardom he tried to pursue, he did establish himself as a decent actor and was able to make a career out of acting on stage as well as in the film and television industry.  It was due to his good looks and physical features that he was able to portray an aggressive and masculine type character.  Some of his later film work were in such films as, "The Gangster" (1947), "The Great Gatsby" (1949) and "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952).
Along with working as a stage and film actor, Sullivan had a number of television appearances and even had his own series, "Harbormaster" (1957) and "The Tall Man" (1958).  Barry also appeared on, "The Price" (1971) and "Another Part of the Forest" (1972).  He ended his acting career with a final film role in, "Oh, God!" (1977) and only on the odd occasion would make an incidental television appearance.   

Barry Sullivan married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was a brief marriage but he fathered two children with her and ended the relationship in 1958, he then married his second wife, Gita Hall from 1958 through 1961 and together they had one more child.  His third and final marriage was to Desiree Sumarra from August 4th, 1962 and it is unknown the exact date that the couple separated having no children together.    

Sullivan passed away on June 6th, 1994 in Sherman Oaks, California from a respiratory ailment at the age of eighty one. 

1987 The Last Straw 
1980 Casino 
1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1979 Vega$ 
1979 Little House on the Prairie
1979 The Love Boat 
1979 Charlie's Angels 
1979 The Runaways
1979 Backstairs at the White House
1978 Lucan
1978 The Immigrants 
1978 Caravans
1978 Fantasy Island
1978 French Quarter
1978 The Bastard 
1978 No Room to Run 
1977 Oh, God! 
1977 Quincy M.E. 
1976-1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II
1977 The Washington Affair 
1976 Once an Eagle 
1976 Police Story
1973-1976 The Streets of San Francisco 
1976 Violent Naples
1976 The Bionic Woman
1976 Survival
1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur
1976 Grand Jury
1975 The 'Human' Factor
1975 Take a Hard Ride 
1973-1975 Barnaby Jones
1971-1975 Cannon
1975 The Invisible Man
1975 Movin' On
1974 Lucas Tanner
1974 Earthquake 
1974 McMillan & Wife
1973-1974 Ironside
1974 Harry O
1974 Hurricane
1972-1974 Kung Fu
1973 Letters from Three Lovers
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 
1973 Savage
1973 The Magician
1967-1973 Insight 
1972 The Sixth Sense 
1972 Cool Million
1969-1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1972 The Candidate
1972 Hawaii Five-O
1972 Mannix
1972 Another Part of the Forest 
1971 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1971 Longstreet
1971 McCloud 
1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1970-1971 Medical Center
1971 Yuma 
1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre
1971 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1969-1971 The Name of the Game
1971 Dan August
1969-1970 The Immortal 
1970 The High Chaparral 
1970 Bracken's World
1969-1970 It Takes a Thief 
1970 House on Greenapple Road 
1969 The Arrangement 
1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 
1962-1969 The Virginian
1969 Caine
1969 It Takes All Kinds 
1969 This Savage Land 
1969 CBS Playhouse
1968 Buckskin
1968 Stalked 
1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967 Garrison's Gorillas
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour 
1967 Johnny Belinda 
1959-1967 Bonanza 
1967 Mission: Impossible 
1966 The Road West 
1966 An American Dream 
1966 Intimacy 
1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower 
1965 The Loner
1965 The Long, Hot Summer 
1965 12 O'Clock High
1965 Run for Your Life
1965 Planet of the Vampires 
1965 IIHarlow 
1965 My Blood Runs Cold 
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1965 Perry Mason
1964 The Reporter
1964 Slattery's People
1963-1964 Ben Casey
1964 Stage to Thunder Rock 
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1963-1964 The Great Adventure
1964 Pyro... The Thing Without a Face
1963 The Winston Affair
1963 Arrest and Trial
1963 A Gathering of Eagles 
1963 Sam Benedict
1963 Route 66
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1958-1962 The United States Steel Hour
1960-1962 The Tall Man
1962 Light in the Piazza
1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
1959-1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1959 The Purple Gang 
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1959 Startime 
1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater
1957-1959 Playhouse 90
1958 Pursuit
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1958 Wolf Larsen 
1957-1958 Harbormaster
1958 Another Time, Another Place
1955-1958 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 Forty Guns 
1957 The Way to the Gold
1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre 
1956-1957 The Man Called X
1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre
1956 Julie 
1955-1956 Ford Star Jubilee
1956 The Maverick Queen 
1955 Texas Lady 
1955 Queen Bee 
1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre
1955 Climax
1955 G.E. True Theater
1955 Strategic Air Command 
1954 Her Twelve Men
1954 The Miami Story 
1954 Playgirl 
1954 Loophole
1953 China Venture 
1953 A Slight Case of Larceny )
1953 Cry of the Hunted 
1953 Jeopardy 
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful 
1952 Skirts Ahoy!
1952 Gruen Guild Theater
1951 The Unknown Man
1951 No Questions Asked 
1951 Cause for Alarm!
1951 Mr. Imperium
1951 Inside Straight
1951 Three Guys Named Mike
1951 Payment on Demand
1951 Grounds for Marriage 
1950 A Life of Her Own
1950 Nancy Goes to Rio 
1950 The Outriders 
1949 Tension 
1949 The Great Gatsby 
1949 Any Number Can Play 
1949 Bad Men of Tombstone 
1948 Smart Woman 
1947 The Gangster
1947 Framed 
1946 Suspense
1946 Getting Gertie's Garter
1945 Duffy's Tavern
1944 And Now Tomorrow
1944 Rainbow Island
1944 Lady in the Dark
1943 The Woman of the Town 
1943 High Explosive 
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! 
1938 Hi-Ho Hollywood 
1937 Dates and Nuts 
1937 Dime a Dance 
1936 Strike! You're Out! 

Matinee Classics - Barry Sullivan, stage, screen and television actor
Matinee Classics - Any Number Can Play starring Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Lewis Stone, Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Rambeau, Edgar Buchanan, Leon Ames, Mickey Knox, Richard Rober, William Conrad and Darryl Hickman
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Matinee Classics - Nancy Goes to Rio starring Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Carmen Miranda, Louis Calhern, Scotty Beckett, Fortunio Bonanova, Glenn Anders, Nella Walker, Hans Conried and Frank Fontaine
Matinee Classics - Stalked starring Jack Hawkins and Saeed Jaffrey, narrated by Barry Sullivan
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Matinee Classics - Planet of the Vampires starring Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Angel Aranda, Evi Marandi, Stelio Candelli, Franco Andrei, Fernando Villena, Mario Morales, Ivan Rassimov, Rico Boido and Alberto Cevenini
Matinee Classics - Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Bruce Bennett, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, James Millican, James Bell, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon and John McKee

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