Dave Barry (actor)
|Dave Barry (actor)|
August 26, 1918|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||California , U.S.|
|Occupation||Radio, stage, film, and television actor and performer|
|Spouse(s)||Virginia Barry (married ? -2001, his death; 5 children)|
Barry began his career as a teenager on the radio. He provided several voices for several Capitol Records children's albums in the 1950s like Bugs Bunny, Merrie Melodies, Pink Panther, Popeye the Sailor, Ronald and Rattfink and Sniffles. In Las Vegas, he worked many years for many of the top performers, such as Wayne Newton.
Barry also starred with his body in some films; his most famous appearance was as the goofy band manager Beinstock in Billy Wilder's Some like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe. He appeared in such television series as 87th Precinct, Green Acres, The Monkees, Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Emergency!, and in his final role as Jack Brice in the 1978 episode "High Rollers" of CBS's Flying High.
In 1963, Barry was cast as Harry in the episode "Has Anyone Seen Eddie?" of ABC's Going My Way, with Gene Kelly, an adaptation of the 1944 film of the same name. Barry was father of five children and was married to his wife, Virginia, until his death in 2001.
- 1938: Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (Voice)
- 1940: Malibu Beach Party
- 1941: Hollywood Steps Out (Voice)
- 1942: Seein' Red, White 'N' Blue (Voice)
- 1946: Bacall to Arms (Voice)
- 1946: Hush My House
- 1947: Slick Hare (Voice)
- 1948: Embraceable You
- 1948: Ladies of the Chorus
- 1950: 8 Ball Bunny (Voice)
- 1955: High Society
- 1957: The Shadow on the Window
- 1957: Four Girls In Town
- 1959: Some like it Hot
- 1965: Pinkfinger (Voice)
- 1966: Spinout
- 1969: The Deadwood Thunderball (Voice)