Gene Barry is an American actor. Born Eugene Klass to a Jewish family in New York City, New York, he exhibited early skills with his singing and violin playing. He appeared on Broadway in Catherine was Great in 1944. He adopted his professional name in honor of John Barrymore.
An early film role was in the 1953 production of The War of the Worlds. He performs a cameo role in Steven Spielberg's 2005 War of the Worlds.
Known for his suave manner, Barry starred on television in Our Miss Brooks, Bat Masterson, The Name of the Game and Burke's Law. He won the 1965 Golden Globe for Burke's Law.
Barry has appeared in a number of films, television programs, and stage shows. His wife of 60 years, Betty Clair Kalb, died in 2003. He has two sons, Michael and Frederick, and a daughter, Elizabeth.
For his contribution to live theater, Gene Barry has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6555 Hollywood Blvd.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Gene Barry Facts
|Birth Name||Eugene Klass|
|Birthday||June 14, 1921 (101)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|