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Also Known As: Patrick Barry Sullivan Died: June 6, 1994
Born: August 29, 1912 Cause of Death: respiratory failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, usher, department store buyer

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Barry Sullivan was a prolific film and television actor, with a career that spanned more than 40 years, earning him two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--one for each medium. After a significant stint on Broadway in the 1930s, he began a very steady stream of supporting appearances in Hollywood films alongside some of the best known actresses of the era, including Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Lamour, and Susan Hayward. By 1951, Sullivan starred alongside Bette Davis in the drama "Payment on Demand." In 1952, he had a major supporting role in the Oscar-winning romance "The Bad and the Beautiful," with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. By the mid-50s, Sullivan began transitioning into television, and made his only award-nominated splash in 1956, earning an Emmy nomination for his performance on a single episode of "Ford Star Jubilee." Sullivan went on to make appearances on seemingly every hit western and crime drama over the next few decades - among them everything from the crime drama "Perry Mason" in the mid-'60s to the crime drama "The Streets of San Francisco in the mid-'70s." Sullivan played the lead in two series: from 1957 to '58, as Capt. Dave Scott on the adventure series "Harbormaster," and from...

Barry Sullivan was a prolific film and television actor, with a career that spanned more than 40 years, earning him two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--one for each medium. After a significant stint on Broadway in the 1930s, he began a very steady stream of supporting appearances in Hollywood films alongside some of the best known actresses of the era, including Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Lamour, and Susan Hayward. By 1951, Sullivan starred alongside Bette Davis in the drama "Payment on Demand." In 1952, he had a major supporting role in the Oscar-winning romance "The Bad and the Beautiful," with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. By the mid-50s, Sullivan began transitioning into television, and made his only award-nominated splash in 1956, earning an Emmy nomination for his performance on a single episode of "Ford Star Jubilee." Sullivan went on to make appearances on seemingly every hit western and crime drama over the next few decades - among them everything from the crime drama "Perry Mason" in the mid-'60s to the crime drama "The Streets of San Francisco in the mid-'70s." Sullivan played the lead in two series: from 1957 to '58, as Capt. Dave Scott on the adventure series "Harbormaster," and from 1960 to '62 he played Pat Garrett on the western "The Tall Man," which lasted 74 episodes. After a career that finally wound down in the 1980s, Sullivan passed away from respiratory failure at age 81.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last Straw, The (1987)
2.
 Casino (1980) Sam Fletcher
3.
 Caravans (1978) Richardson
5.
 Oh, God! (1977) Priest
6.
 Collision Course (1976) Dean Acheson
7.
 Napoli violenta (1976)
8.
 Take a Hard Ride (1975) Sheriff Kane
9.
 Human Factor, The (1975) Edmonds
10.
 Hurricane (1974) Hank Stoddard
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Education

New York University: New York, New York -
Temple University: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -

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son:
John Sullivan. Born developmentally disabled.
daughter:
Jenny Sullivan. Actor, director. Born c. 1947; formerly married to musician Jim Messina.

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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 was a Broadway actor before breaking into films in the 1930s. One of his most memorable roles was playing a movie director in The Bad and the Beautiful. In 1950, Sullivan took over the role of Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar from Vincent Price on The Saint NBC Radio show. 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. 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 75 episodes, the one in which Garrett kills Billy was never filmed). He also cameoed 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. Sullian 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

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