Barry Sullivan

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Age: 101
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Barry Sullivan (August 29, 1912 – June 6, 1994) was an American movie actor who appeared in over 100 movies from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Born in New York City, Sullivan fell into acting when in college playing semi-pro football. During the later Depression years, Sullivan was told that because of his 6 ft 3 in (1.9 m) stature and rugged good looks he could "make money" simply standing on a Broadway stage. This began a successful career on Broadway, movies and television.

One of Sullivan's most memorable roles was playing a movie director in The Bad and the Beautiful opposite Kirk Douglas. Sullivan toured the US with Bette Davis in theatrical readings of the poetry of Carl Sandburg and starred opposite her in the 1951 film Payment on Demand. In 1950, Sullivan appeared in the film A Life of Her Own and replaced Vincent Price in the role of Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar on the NBC Radio show The Saint. Unfortunately, Sullivan only lasted two episodes before the show was cancelled, and then resurrected five weeks later with Vincent Price once again playing the starring role.
Sullivan's first starring TV show was a syndicated adaptation of the radio series The Man Called X for Ziv Television in 1956-1957, as secret agent Ken Thurston, the role Herbert Marshall originally portrayed before the microphone. In the 1957-1958 season, Sullivan starred in the adventure/drama television series Harbormaster. He played a commercial ship's captain, David Scott, and Paul Burke played his partner, Jeff Kittridge, in five episodes of the series, which aired first on CBS and then ABC under the revised title Adventure at Scott Island.

In 1960, Sullivan played frontier sheriff Pat Garrett opposite Clu Gulager as outlaw Billy the Kid in the western television series The Tall Man (although the series ran for seventy-five half-hour episodes, the one in which Garrett kills Billy was never filmed). Sullivan appeared in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) as John Chisum, but his scene was excised from the release print (though later restored to the film). He had a featured role in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man Book II. In additional to The Tall Man, Sullivan also starred in the television series The Road West, which aired on NBC on Monday, alternating with Perry Como), during the 1966-1967 season. Sullivan played the role of family patriarch Ben Pride.
Sullivan guest starred in many series, including The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Reporter, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, and McMillan and Wife. He starred in many Hallmark Hall of Fame specials including a highly acclaimed production of "The Price" opposite George C. Scott. Sullivan was consistently in demand for the entirety of his career. His acting career spanned romantic leading man roles to villains and finally to character roles. In his later years, Sullivan had roles in the films, Oh God with George Burns and Earthquake, where he shared scenes with Ava Gardner.

Sullivan has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one at 1500 Vine St. for his work in television, and another at 6160 Hollywood Blvd. for motion pictures.

 
Movie Character Year
5oh5aieuf8eiwty0g8lr6kxxkvf Smart Woman Frank McCoy 1948
A7hmau53zhjl2eob5z5qkvsarev Tension Lt. Collier Bonnabel 1949
4w2czouiqgppk2ydlecm1vzuysm The Outriders Jesse Wallace 1950
Yf8vcbwqe4cdatkzzauz2044swn Payment on Demand David Anderson Ramsey 1951
Vdzxdf9tz8skxqslrclghizz0vm Skirts Ahoy! Lt. Cmdr. Paul Elcott 1952
Ifscqwefk8phdbr80ntpwcybfai The Bad and the Beautiful Fred Amiel 1952
Dm1nrf9bs6bjrwmtwzjjyxvzu8r Jeopardy Doug Stilwin 1953
G9e3tkmy8lbbuz5lfqndtib36x The Miami Story Mick Flagg aka Mike Pierce 1954
3xpdklisvvg4eosbnbuw8no50y3 Strategic Air Command Lt. Col. Rocky Samford 1955
Cfwxkekwijij3luiyllvkyo3tw9 Texas Lady Chris Mooney 1955
Mgdnzidf1dk9ayroxlo4gyetghf Julie Cliff Henderson 1956
Biqkytxfb3rimopxpekuvceux0c Dragoon Wells Massacre Link Ferris 1957
G8mbfplkxumh8dowf5b7rswxhd4 Forty Guns Griff Bonnell 1957
Krwpyuns290rwhakib9irq7hbcz Wolf Larsen Wolf Larsen 1958
P8lrgcnpjyrng1vajpmw6mfe6vn Light in the Piazza Noel Johnson 1962
Kgwd0lbees9nc2mdzggeval1rqw Pyro... The Thing Without a Face Vance Pierson 1964
Ignqrxg78yrbfuz3pcecapgoqfh Stage to Thunder Rock Sheriff Horne 1964
1ajca319a9stbxwoqk8fk0conel Buckskin Chaddock 1968
Dgfbhnyyhqqqcyka2tysi54fdja The Arrangement Collier 1969
L4gc8xpnww7vr6ul7suzo5hi8hx Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Chisum 1973
Weoajxkf8c1f7nb3ulkvuln6vvc Earthquake Dr. Willis Stockle 1974
Uehxo2yguf6qr6mnkqswyxjdm2p Take a Hard Ride Kane 1975
Dkrwng3sxggfz6yjsmbt760elhi Caravans Richardson 1978