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 movie with a complete narrative made. He is seen pointing his gun directly at the camera, a famous scene. He also played Ham Peggotty in David Copperfield (1911), the oldest known film version of the novel by Charles Dickens. He worked for the Thanhouser Company, one of the first movie studios.
Life and work 
Death and legacy 
Justus D. Barnes died on February 6, 1946 in Weedsport, New York. Thousands packed the streets to see his cortege drive by. The official eulogies were given by his close friends John Wayne, then a young actor, and Charlie Chaplin who like him appeared in many silent movies.
- "Justus D. Barnes". The New York Times. 1946-02-08.
- "Justus D. Barnes". Variety. 1946-02-13.
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