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Gene Barry is a Actor and Executive producer American born on 14 june 1919 at New York City (USA)

Gene Barry

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Birth name Eugene Klass
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1919 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 december 2009 (at 90 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Gene Barry (June 14, 1919 – December 9, 2009) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. Barry is best remembered for his leading roles in the films The Atomic City (1952) and The War of The Worlds (1953) and for his portrayal of the title characters in the TV series Bat Masterson and Burke's Law, among many roles.


Barry was born Eugene Klass on June 14, 1919, in New York City, the son of Eva (née Conn) and Martin Klass; all of his grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Barry grew up in Brooklyn and attended New Utrecht High School. Barry exhibited early artistic skills with singing and playing violin as a child and later spent two years at the Chatham Square School of Music in Greenwich Village on a scholarship awarded for his vocal ability.

On October 22, 1944, at age 25, Barry married Betty Claire Kalb (February 12, 1923 – January 31, 2003), who he met on the set of Catherine Was Great. Kalb was an actress known by the stage name Julie Carson.

Best films

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Usually with

Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
(2 films)
Lee Purcell
Lee Purcell
(3 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gene Barry (27 films)

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War of the Worlds, 1h56
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Roles Grandfather
Rating65% 3.250053.250053.250053.250053.25005
The narrator (Morgan Freeman) explains how humans were unaware that intelligent extraterrestrials were making plans to occupy Earth. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a divorced crane operator longshoreman who works at a dock in Bayonne, NJ. Ray is estranged from his children. His former wife, Mary Ann (Miranda Otto), later drops off the children, 10-year-old daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) and teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin), at Ray's house in Bayonne on her way to visit her parents in Boston. Unexplained changes in the weather occur, emitting lightning that strikes multiple times in the middle of an intersection and disrupting all electrical technology in the area.
These Old Broads, 1h29
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Pat Crawford Brown
Roles Mr. Stern
Rating58% 2.902712.902712.902712.902712.90271
Network television executive Gavin (Nestor Carbonell) hopes to reunite celebrated Hollywood stars Piper Grayson (Reynolds), Kate Westbourne (MacLaine), and Addie Holden (Collins) in a TV special after their 1960s movie musical Boy Crazy is re-released to wide public acclaim in the 1990s. Though the three women share the same agent, Beryl Mason (Taylor), Gavin's seemingly insurmountable obstacle is that they all cannot stand each other.
The Gambler, 4h
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Musical films
Actors Kenny Rogers, Rick Rossovich, Christine Belford, Gene Barry, Bruce Boxleitner, Reba McEntire
Roles Bat Masterson
Rating62% 3.147363.147363.147363.147363.14736
Kenny Rogers stars comme Brady Hawkes, en tant que joueur titulaire, se lance dans un voyage pour rencontrer un fils qu'il n'a jamais connu après que ce dernier lui envoie une lettre. Sur le chemin, Brady rencontre Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner) et les deux deviennent amis. Billy (en essayant d'aider Brady dans sa quête) croit se sentir comme un joueur de poker professionnel lui-même. Bien que Billy fait des erreurs le long du chemin (certains d'entre eux comprennent: essayer de trouver un moyen de tricher ou faire parler lisse), Brady assure qu'il reste sur un bon comportement lors d'un trajet en train de Yuma, CA. La prostituée aide duo Jennie Reed (Lee Purcell) qui a du mal avec un baron de train. A la fin, le beau-père du fils de Brady (Clu Gulager) est confronté.
Sahara (1983)
, 1h51
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz, John Rhys-Davies, John Mills, Gene Barry
Rating49% 2.458332.458332.458332.458332.45833
The setting is in the year 1927. After her father dies, a young American heiress, Dale disguises herself as a man and takes the place of her father in an international car race through the Sahara. Dale is taken prisoner by Rasoul, but is rescued by Jaffar. However, more trouble awaits her before she can finish the race. Dale falls in love with Jaffar and marries him. Rasoul ends up dying in the end. She wins the race, becoming the first woman to win this international car race.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Lee Purcell, Jack Elam, Gary Lockwood, Burton Gilliam, Zohra Lampert, Jerry Mathers
Roles Andrew Stovall
Rating58% 2.9079652.9079652.9079652.9079652.907965
A magical a gold watch with the power to stop time becomes the center of a swindle by a corrupt land baron.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Lee Purcell, Gary Lockwood, Jack Elam, Burton Gilliam, Zohra Lampert, Jerry Mathers
Roles Andrew Stovall
Rating58% 2.9079652.9079652.9079652.9079652.907965
A couple have a gold watch that has the power to stop time.
Guyana: Crime of the Century, 1h55
Directed by René Cardona Jr.
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion
Actors Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten, Bradford Dillman, Mel Ferrer
Roles Congressman Lee O'Brien
Rating54% 2.7051252.7051252.7051252.7051252.705125
In early 1977, Reverend James Johnson, the fanatic and paranoid leader of an independent church in San Francisco, moves his 1,000-strong congregation to the jungles of South American in the country of Guyana to create their own utopia free of the so-called corruption of the civilized world. Life at the jungle commune, called "Johnsontown", becomes unbearable as there are featured acts of brutally and cruelty that Johnson inflicts on his followers. In November 1978, when California Congressman Lee O'Brien investigates several reports of commune members being held against their will, he ventures to Johnsontown with a team of reporters to investigate the allegations of abuse. Despite the positive facade that Reverend Johnson puts out to Congressman O'Brien, the reality of the camp becomes apparent. When O'Brien leaves Johnsontown with a group of defectors, Johnson orders his loyal hit squads to kill O'Brien and the reporters, and then orders his followers to commit ritual mass suicide.
The Second Coming of Suzanne
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Sondra Locke, Gene Barry, Paul Sand, Jared Martin, Penelope Spheeris
Roles Jackson Sinclair, the TV Commentator
Rating47% 2.35942.35942.35942.35942.3594
Subterfuge (1968)

Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Gene Barry, Joan Collins, Richard Todd, Tom Adams, Suzanna Leigh, Michael Rennie
Roles Michael A. Donovan
Rating52% 2.6353752.6353752.6353752.6353752.635375
A young wife is becoming very distraught over the fact that her husband, a secret service "spy" for Britain, has changed his mind about transferring away so that he can spend more time with her and their young son. He has grown cold and distant towards her; she thinks it's because of the secretiveness of his work. Meanwhile, a U.S spy comes to Britain and is induced to help the British "team" with an undercover spy ring...
Maroc 7
Maroc 7 (1967)

Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli, Leslie Phillips, Cyd Charisse, Denholm Elliott, Alexandra Stewart
Roles Simon Grant
Rating51% 2.574382.574382.574382.574382.57438
Louise Henderson is the editor of a respected fashion magazine, but she has a hidden career as mastermind of a ring of thieves. With their professional operation as a front, Louise uses one of her models, Claudia, and a photographer, Raymond Lowe, to steal precious artifacts and jewels.
Thunder Road, 1h28
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Gene Barry, Robert Mitchum, Jacques Aubuchon, Trevor Bardette, James Mitchum, Peter Breck
Roles Roy Barrett, Treasury Agent
Rating65% 3.296933.296933.296933.296933.29693
Korean War veteran Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum) works in the family moonshine business— delivering the illegal liquor his father distills to clandestine distribution points throughout the south in his souped-up hot rod. However, Lucas has more problems than evading the U.S. Treasury agents ("revenooers"), led by determined newcomer Troy Barrett (Gene Barry).
China Gate
China Gate (1957)
, 1h37
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes French war films, La colonisation française, Politique, La guerre d'Indochine, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat King Cole, Lee Van Cleef, George Givot, Marcel Dalio
Roles Sgt. Brock
Rating61% 3.096113.096113.096113.096113.09611
Sergeant Brock (Gene Barry) and Goldie (Nat King Cole) are American Korean War veterans now serving as French Foreign Legion mercenaries in the First Indochina War. Angie Dickinson plays Brock's wife, a "half caste" Chinese Eurasian named "Lucky Legs" who resorts to smuggling to feed her five-year-old son she had with Brock. Brock abandoned her and the child when it was born with Asian features, feeling a "half breed" would not be welcome in America; an attitude towards miscegenation prevalent (in some quarters) at the time. Lucky is recruited by the French high command to use her knowledge to guide a demolition squad of Legionnaires led by Brock to blow up a hidden Viet Minh ammunition dump on the border with Red China. In return for her services, Lucky is promised by the French that they will arrange for her son's evacuation to America.
Forty Guns
Forty Guns (1957)
, 1h20
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Gene Barry, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Eve Brent
Roles Wes Bonell
Rating69% 3.494553.494553.494553.494553.49455
In the 1880s, Griff Bonnell and his brothers Wes and Chico arrive in the town of Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona. Griff is a reformed gunslinger, now working for the Attorney General's office, looking to arrest Howard Swain for mail robbery.
The 27th Day, 1h15
Directed by William Asher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Gene Barry, Valerie French, Jiří Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel, Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln
Roles Jonathan Clark
Rating61% 3.0994053.0994053.0994053.0994053.099405
Five people, Englishwoman Evelyn Wingate, American reporter Jonathan Clark, Chinese peasant Su Tan, German physicist Klaus Bechner, and Soviet soldier Ivan Godofsky, are randomly transported to an alien spacecraft in Earth orbit. There, they are met by a humanoid referring to himself only as "The Alien" (Arnold Moss), who explains that he is the representative of a world orbiting a sun about to go Nova. Needing a new world to inhabit within the next 35 days, yet prohibited by their moral code from killing intelligent life, The Alien provides each of the five with sets of three capsules in a clear, round, hand-held case. Each capsule is capable of destroying all human life within a 3,000-mile diameter, with the expectation that humanity will use all the capsules, obliterating itself, leaving the Earth free for alien colonization. The capsules' clear containers can only be opened by the thought waves of the person to whom they were given. Once out in the open, the capsules inside can then be used by anyone, but only during the next 27 days, after which they become inert.