Dave Barry (actor)

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Dave Barry (actor)
Born (1918-08-26)August 26, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.

August 16, 2001(2001-08-16) (aged 82)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

California , U.S.
Occupation Radio, stage, film, and television actor and performer
Years active 1938 - 2001
Spouse(s) Virginia Barry (married ? -2001, his death; 5 children)

Dave Barry (August 26, 1918, New York, New York City – August 16, 2001, Beverly Hills, California) was an American actor, comedian, entertainer and radio moderator.

Life and career[edit]

Dave Barry began his show career in younger years at the radio and he was connected with radio for the rest of his career. His first film was the animated cartoon Mother Goose Goes Hollywood, in which he imitated several Hollywood stars, inclunding Humphrey Bogart, whom Barry also imitated in several other films and shows. 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.

At the end of the 1940s, Barry began also to play with his body in some films and television shows. He played with the unknown Marilyn Monroe in the B-movie Ladies of the Chorus (1948), and eleven years later he played again with Monroe: He appeared as the bumbling band manager Beinstock in Billy Wilder's comedy Some like it Hot, probably his most famous role. He also played 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 also worked as an entertainer and comedian for many years, he appeared with Wayne Newton in Las Vegas Barry was father of five children and was married to his wife, Virginia, until his cancer death in 2001.

Selected filmography[edit]