Justus D. Barnes
|Justus D. Barnes|
Justus D. Barnes, from The Great Train Robbery
|Born||October 2, 1862
Little Falls, New York
|Died||February 6, 1946 (aged 83)
Weedsport, New York
Justus D. Barnes (October 2, 1862 – February 6, 1946) was an American film actor, most famous for his role as an outlaw in The Great Train Robbery, a Western and the first American movie with a complete narrative made. He is seen pointing his gun and firing directly at the camera, in a famous scene. He also played Ham Peggotty in David Copperfield (1911), the oldest known film version of the novel by Charles Dickens. He was a member of the Thanhouser studio's stock company from 1910 to 1917, appearing in supporting parts in some 80 films.
Life and work
Death and legacy
Justus D. Barnes died on February 6, 1946 in Weedsport, New York.
- "Justus D. Barnes". The New York Times. 1946-02-08.
- "Justus D. Barnes". Variety. 1946-02-13.
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