Justus D. Barnes

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Justus D. Barnes
Great train robbery still.jpg
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
Occupation Film actor

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,[1] appearing in supporting parts in some 80 films.

Life and work[edit]

Barnes was born in Little Falls, New York. He later worked for the Thanhouser Company in New Rochelle, New York.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

Justus D. Barnes died on February 6, 1946 in Weedsport, New York.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Justus D. Barnes". The New York Times. 1946-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Justus D. Barnes". Variety. 1946-02-13.