Mostly Credited As: Barnard Hughes
Sometimes Credited As: Barney Hughes
Date Of Birth: July 16, 1915 (Age 90)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Bedford Hills, New York
Date Of Death: July 11, 2006
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes (New York, New York)
Barnard Hughes began his acting career with the Shakespeare Fellowship Repertory company in New York City. Since then he has played more than 400 roles on the stage alone, including "Da" which he also filmed. Among his other roles are Polonius to Stacy Keach's "Hamlet", Dogberry in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and off-Broadway performances in "Uncle Vanya" (directed by Mike Nichols), "A Doll's House", "Hogan's Goat", "The Three Sisters", "The Devil's Disciple" and "Translations". On Broadway, he appeared in the hit play "Prelude to a Kiss" after completing a run of "You Can't Take It With You" at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. On screen, he created his first big impact in Midnight Cowboy (1969). Since then his films have included The Lost Boys (1987), First Monday in October (1981), Tron (1982) and The Hospital (1971). Among his television credits are the series "The Cavanaughs", "Mr. Merlin" and "Doc". Hughes died July 11th, 2006 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after suffering an illness.