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George Barbier (1865–1945)

Barbier was educated for the ministry before going to work on the stage. He appeared on Broadway in such successes as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Man Who Came Back," among others. He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1929 and later worked as an actor for most of the major studios. See full bio »

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 1945 Blonde Ransom
Uncle William Morrison
 1945 Her Lucky Night
J.L. Wentworth
 1944 Week-End Pass
Commander 'Pops' Bradley
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Col. Weatherby (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air
Col. Cyrus P. 'Gramps' Saunders
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
James Roger Barker
 1942 Song of the Islands
 1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter
J.W. Barrett
 1941 Week-End in Havana
Walter McCracken
 1941 Sing Another Chorus
Mr. Peyton
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Robert Cornelius (R.C.) Baldwin
 1940 Village Barn Dance
Uncle Si
 1939 Remember?
Mr. McIntyre
 1939 Smuggled Cargo
C.P. Franklin
 1939 News Is Made at Night
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave
Uncle Dan Carter
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Joe Raines
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Mr. Drake
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
 1938 My Lucky Star
George Cabot Sr
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Mr. Piermont
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge
Roger Reed
 1937 A Girl with Ideas
John Morton
 1937 It's Love I'm After
William West
 1937 Hotel Haywire
I. Ketts
 1937 On the Avenue
Commodore Caraway
 1936 Three Married Men
Mr. Cary
 1936 Spendthrift
Uncle Morton Middleton
 1936 Early to Bed
Horace Stanton
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
Captain Nicholls
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Jerome Hewitt
 1935 Millions in the Air
Calvin Keller
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Sancho, King of Navarre
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
John Roberts Sr
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Music Critic Hayward
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale
Mr. Van Cleve
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Colonel Joseph Abercrombie
 1935 McFadden's Flats
Mr. Hall
 1934 College Rhythm
John P. Stacey
 1934 The Merry Widow
 1934 Ladies Should Listen
Joseph Flamberg
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Jake Mayo
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
 1933 Tillie and Gus
Captain Fogg
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh, Baby!
Jasper B. Ogden
 1933 This Day and Age
Judge Michael Maguire
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Pete Evans
 1933 Mama Loves Papa
Mr. Kirkwood
 1933 Sunset Pass
 1933 A Bedtime Story
Toy Seller
 1933 Under the Tonto Rim
 1933 A Lady's Profession
James Garfield
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
Mr. Blair
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Mr. Randall
 1932 Evenings for Sale
Henrich Fischer
 1932 The Phantom President
Boss Jim Ronkton
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Warden George Waddell (uncredited)
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Mr. Baldwin
 1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane
Richard Ware
 1932 The Broken Wing
Luther Farley
 1932 One Hour with You
Police Commissioner
 1932 Strangers in Love
Mr. Merrow
 1932 No One Man
Alfred Newbold
 1931 Touchdown!
Jerome Gehring
 1931 Girls About Town
 1931 24 Hours
Hector Champion
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
King Adolf XV
 1930 The Sap from Syracuse
Senator Powell
 1930 The Big Pond
Mr. Billings
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Stage: Appeared (as "Charlie Hunter") in "Sweet Land of Liberty" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written / directed by Phillip Dunning. Knickerbocker Theatre: 23 Sep 1929-Sep 1929 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Dorothy Blackburn, Thomas Coffin Cooke, Joseph Crehan (as "Otis"), Anne Forrest, Robert Harrison, J.J. Hyland, James ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

George W. Barbier

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Portly American character player, often seen as blustery and cantankerous, though basically benevolent, businessmen or patriarchs. He had initially trained for the ministry but changed his plans and became an actor instead.

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