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 in New York, New York City – August 16, 2001 in 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, including 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, Roland 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.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1938 Mother Goose Goes Hollywood Groucho Marx
Eddie Cantor
Spencer Tracy
Hugh Herbert
Ned Sparks
Joe Penner
Charles Laughton
W.C. Fields
Charlie McCarthy
Edward G. Robinson
Joe E. Brown
Oliver Hardy
1940 Malibu Beach Party Ned Sparks Uncredited
1941 Hollywood Steps Out Cary Grant
Clark Gable
James Cagney
Bing Crosby
Lewis Stone
Ned Sparks
Groucho Marx
1942 Seein' Red, White 'N' Blue Bluto Uncredited
1946 Bacall to Arms Bogey Gocart Uncredited
Hush My House Edward G. Robincat Uncredited
1947 Slick Hare Humphrey Bogart Uncredited
1948 Embraceable You The Comic Uncredited
Ladies of the Chorus Ripple the Decorator Uncredited
1950 8 Ball Bunny Humphrey Bogart Uncredited
1955 High Society Palumbo the Pianist
1957 The Shadow on the Window Miller Uncredited
Four Girls in Town Vince
1958 Pre-Hysterical Hare Elmer Fudd / Elmer Fuddstone Uncredited
1959 Some Like it Hot Beinstock
1965 Pinkfinger Spy Voice
1966 Spinout Harry
1969 The Deadwood Thunderball Rattfink Voice


  1. ^ DeMott, Rick (August 21, 2001). "Voice Actor Dave Barry Passes". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 

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