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Gene Barry ACTOR

Gene Barry was born on June 14th, 1919 in New York City, New York with the birth name Eugene Klass, born to parents Martin and Eva Klass.  From a young age he showed he had a musical talent playing the violin.  After graduating valedictorian from New Utrecht High School he focused on his music, however after he suffered a broken arm from a football injury, his hopes of pursuing a fulltime career in music came to an end.
He began to focus on singing and when he was seventeen years old he earned a scholarship to the Chatham Square School of Music.  Along with studying music for two years he found work on vaudeville and performing in nightclubs, choirs and on the radio.
In 1942 he headed for Broadway and performed in a production of, "New Moon" followed by a role in, "Catherine Was Great" (1944) and a number of other stage productions.  After gaining some more stage experience, Hollywood finally began to take notice of him and he was signed to a contract with Paramount.
Some film roles he soon added to his resume were, "The Atomic City" (1952), "Those Redheads from Seattle" (1953), "Alaska Seas" (1954), "Red Garters" (1954) and "The War of the Worlds" (1953).
In addition to working on films he appeared in a number of television series as well such as, "NBC Television Opera Theatre" (1950), "Appointment with Adventure" (1955), "Bat Masterson" (1958) and "Burke's Law" (1963), a role he won a Golden Globe Award for.
He did not neglect his stage career and returned to Broadway appearing in more productions such as, "The Perfect Setup" (1962), "La cage aux folles" (1983) and other off-Broadway productions such as, "On a Clear Day you can See Forever", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "No, No, Nanette".
Some of his latest roles were on the television series, "Hollywood Off-Ramp" (2000), the television movie, "These Old Broads" (2001) and the remake of the film, "The War of the Worlds" (2005).  For his contribution to live theatre, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He married only once to Betty Barry in 1944 and they had two biological children and one adopted child and remained married until she passed away on January 31st, 2003.  Gene later passed away at the age of ninety on December 9th, 2009 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from congestive heart failure.  


2005   War of the Worlds 

2001   These Old Broads

2000   Hollywood Off-Ramp

1994-1995  Burke's Law 

1993   Hollywood Beat

1991   The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw 

1989   Murder, She Wrote 

1989   Turn Back the Clock

1989   Guns of Paradise 

1988   My Secret Identity 

1987   Hotel 

1987   The Twilight Zone 

1987   Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love 

1987   Shell Game

1986   Crazy Like a Fox 

1983   Sahara 

1978-1982  The Love Boat

1978-1981  Fantasy Island 

1981   The Adventures of Nellie Bly

1981   The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite 

1981   Aloha Paradise

1977-1981  Charlie's Angels

1980   A Cry for Love

1979   Guyana: Cult of the Damned

1979   Greatest Heroes of the Bible 

1977   Aspen

1977   Ransom for Alice!

1977   The Feather and Father Gang 

1974   The Second Coming of Suzanne 

1972-1973  The Adventurer 

1971   The Devil and Miss Sarah 

1968-1971  The Name of the Game

1971   Do You Take This Stranger?

1970   The Red Skelton Hour

1968   Subterfuge 

1968   Istanbul Express

1968   Prescription: Murder

1967   Maroc 7

1963-1966  Burke's Law 

1963   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

1962   G.E. True Theater

1962   The Dick Powell Theatre

1958-1961  Bat Masterson

1959   Adventure Showcase

1958   Hong Kong Confidential

1958   Thunder Road

1957-1958  The Walter Winchell File

1958   Target

1957   Forty Guns

1957   The 27th Day 

1957   Playhouse 90

1957   The 20th Century-Fox Hour

1957   Studio 57

1957   China Gate

1955-1957  Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre

1955-1956  The Ford Television Theatre

1956   Back from Eternity 

1955-1956  Our Miss Brooks 

1956   The Houston Story 

1956   Damon Runyon Theater 

1955   The Millionaire 

1955   Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1955   Science Fiction Theatre 

1955   Stage 7 

1955   Appointment with Adventure

1955   The Purple Mask 

1955   TV Reader's Digest

1955   Soldier of Fortune 

1954   The Loretta Young Show

1954   Naked Alibi 

1954   Lux Video Theatre 

1954   Suspense

1954   Red Garters 

1954   Alaska Seas 

1953   The Lonely Path 

1953   Those Redheads from Seattle 

1953   The War of the Worlds 

1953   The Girls of Pleasure Island

1952   The Atomic City 

1951   Musical Comedy Time

1950   Cavalcade of Stars

1950   Believe It or Not

1950   NBC Television Opera Theatre

1950   The Clock

Matinee Classics - Bat Masterson starring Gene Barry
Matinee Classics - The 27th Day starring Gene Barry, Valerie French, Geroge Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel, Ralph Clanton, Frederick Ledebur, Paul Birch and Azemat Janti
Matinee Classics - The Atomic City starring Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael D. Moore, Nancy Gates, Lee Aaker, Milburn Stone, Bert Freed, Frank Cady, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Leonard Strong, Jerry Hausner, John Damler, George Lynn, Olan Soule and Anthony Warde

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