Stage Appeared (as "Ward") in "Gods of the Lightning" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Maxwell Anderson
and Harold Hickerson. Directed by Hamilton MacFadden
. Little Theatre,: 24 Oct 1928-Nov 1928 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Cast: Morris Ankrum
(as "Spiker"), Jules Artfield (as "Heine"), Charles Bickford
Barton Mac Lane | Barton Maclane | Barton McLane
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on being cast so often as "heavies"] I don't think it's my face--at least I don't think I look like a heel . . . I suppose the real reason I was originally cast as a villain is because I'm a big man. You'll notice villains are usually brawny, a fact which explains the slang term "the heavy",
He played several musical instruments, including the violin, piano, and guitar. He was a published playwright and author, producing many plays, and starring in 'Black John' on Broadway.