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Gene Barry

Mostly Credited As: Gene Barry
Birth Name: Eugene Klass
Date Of Birth: June 14, 1919 (Age 90)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: December 09, 2009
Cause Of Death: Congestive heart failure (Woodland Hills, Californ
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Gene Barry


Actor who first gained fame in the 1952 version of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Later starred in several TV series including Bat Masterson, Burke's Law, and Name of the Game.

The name of the star was actually Eugene Klass. He had grey hair and blue eyes, and he was born in June 14, 1919, in New York, and sang on a weekly radio show there while attending a school of music on a scholarship. After a stint on the road as a band singer with Teddy Powell's group, he made it to Broadway in 1943 with a big part in the musical, Rosalinda.
During the Forties, Barry appeared in a few other Broadway shows, mainly musical comedies. Then he moved to Hollywood and began making B movies - including War Of The Worlds, Red Garters, Houston Story and Back From Eternity.

The versatile singer-dancer-actor switched to television in 1958, and starred in the successful NBC western series as Bat Masterson. Barry played the hero as a sport wearing a derby and flicking a cane. "Young Masterson," he explained, "was in a shoot-out over a girl. The girl threw herself in front of Masterson, was killed, and he was hit in the pelvis. From that time on Bat walked with a slight limp and carried a cane. He got so fast rapping skulls with his cane, soreheads began calling him 'Bat'."
Next came the Burke's Law TV series, in which he played a millionaire detective and secret agent, then his role as magazine publisher Glenn Howard in The Name Of The Game.
Barry and his wife, former Broadway performer Betty Kalb, lived in Beverly Hills, Calif. They had three children: Michael, 67; Frederick, 56; and Liza, 46. An athletic 175-pound six-footer, Barry was very keen on golf - and the Democratic Party.
Gene Barry passed away in 2009.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Burke's Law (1994) (1994)As: Amos Burke
The Adventurer (UK) (1972)As: Gene Bradley
The Name of the Game (1968)As: Glenn Howard
Burke's Law (1963) (1963)As: Captain Amos Burke
Bat Masterson (1958)As: William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson
Our Miss Brooks (1952)As: Gene Talbot (S04)
Episode Cast Credits 

Paradise (1988) 
  A Gathering of Guns (1) 02x01: (Sep/10/1989) As Bat Masterson (recurring) 

My Secret Identity (1988) 
  You've Got a Friend 01x06: (Nov/13/1988) As Fred Cooper/Captain Noble 

Hotel (1983) 
  Hail and Farewell 05x02: (Oct/10/1987) As Michael Casey 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Time and Teresa Golowitz 02x18: (Jul/10/1987) As Prince of Darkness 

Crazy Like A Fox (1984) 
  Fox and the Wolf 02x11: (Jan/05/1986) As Nicholas Roland 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Lillian Russell/The Lagoon 05x08: (Nov/28/1981) As 'Diamond' Jim Brady 
  My Late Lover/Sanctuary 04x09: (Jan/03/1981) As 'Dex' Dexter 
  Treasure Hunt/Beauty Contest 01x06: (Mar/11/1978) As Neville Quinn 

Aloha Paradise (1981) 
  Catching Up/ Wambling Out to Yon/ Black Day at Bad Rock 01x08: (Apr/29/1981) As Unknown 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Hula Angels 05x07: (Jan/11/1981) As Steve Moss 
  Angels in the Wings 02x12: (Nov/23/1977) As Frank Jason 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Dusty Springfield / Dyan Cannon / Gene Barry / Terry-Thomas 12x26: (May/27/1970) As Himself 

Columbo (1971) 
  Prescription: Murder (Feb/20/1968) As Dr. Ray Flemming 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Gene Barry 04x30: (May/06/1967) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Gene Barry / The Mamas and the Papas 03x28: (Apr/09/1966) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Gene Barry / Bette Davis & Olivia de Haviland 02x07: (Nov/07/1964) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Gene Barry / Buster Keaton & Gloria Swanson 01x23: (Jun/06/1964) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Gene Barry, Eddie Fisher, Abbe Lane 02x28: (Mar/30/1967) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Woody Allen, The Muppets 20x21: (Feb/05/1967) As Himself 
  Three Stooges, Adam Keefe 14x31: (May/14/1961) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 22x01: (Feb/08/1965) As Winner: Actor In A Television Series (for 'Burke's Law') 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  Dear Uncle George 01x30: (May/10/1963) As John Chambers 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Roman Kind 10x34: (Jun/03/1962) As Mike Thompson 

Pete and Gladys (1960) 
  Crossed Wires 02x01: (Sep/18/1961) As Himself 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 4, Episode 13 04x13: (Dec/27/1959) As Guest Host 
  Season 4, Episode 9 04x09: (Nov/29/1959) As Himself 
  Season 3, Episode 31 03x31: (May/03/1959) As Himself 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  NBC Fall Preview 04x03: (Sep/21/1958) As Himself 

The Walter Winchell File (1957) 
  The Witness (Oct/02/1957) As Larry Peterson 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  Ain't No Time for Glory 01x38: (Jun/20/1957) As Lt. Roy Koalton 

The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) 
  Threat to a Happy Ending 02x18: (May/29/1957) As Lt. Eddie Pfeiffer 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  Millionaire Steve Carey 02x09: (Nov/30/1955) As Steve Carey 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  Salvage 01x06: (Nov/06/1955) As Dan Varrel 
  Triggers in Leash 01x03: (Oct/16/1955) As Dell Delaney 

Studio 57 (1954) 
  Nailed Down 02x05: (Oct/01/1955) As Lukas 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  Something About Love 02x12: (Nov/21/1954) As David Mason 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  To Each His Own 05x01: (Aug/26/1954) As Cosgrove/Griggsy 

Suspense (US) (1949) 
  The Girl in Car Thirty-Two 06x44: (Jul/06/1954) As guest star 
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Trivia

Stage name Barry is a shortened version of Barrymore for his favorite actor, John Barrymore.

Most recent film appearance was a cameo in the 2005 re-make of War of the Worlds.

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