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|Known for:||War of the Worlds, The War of the Worlds, Thunder Road|
|Birth name:||Eugene Klass|
|Birthday:||14 June 1921, New York, New York, USA|
|Height:||6' 1.83 m|
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TriviaFather of director Michael Barry and Frederick Barry. Met his wife, Betty Barry (her stage name was Julie Carson) during rehearsals of the 1944 Broadway show "Catherine Was Great". Betty was fired before opening night because she was a blonde and Mae West, the star, would not have competing blondes in her show. Betty had disguised her hair color with a dark black wig. Gene and Betty married later that year and lived a long happy life together until her death in 2003. Changed his name to Gene Barry in honor of his idol, John Barrymore. Formed Barry Films in the early 1970s when his son Michael Barry served as writer/director of the feature The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974) in which Gene appeared. Nominated for the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "La Cage Aux Folles".