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Overview (2)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nickname Johnny

Mini Bio (1)

John Barbour was born on April 24, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes (1992), American Media & The Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy (2017) and My Mother the Car (1965).

Spouse (1)

Sarita (? - ?)

Trivia (8)

Son: Christopher Barbour
Also a stage comedian and TV show host in Canada.
He released two comedy albums. The first was 'It's tough to Be White,' with liner notes by Comedian-Activist Dick Gregory. The second 'I Met A Man I Didn't Like' with liner notes by Neil Simon.
He won his fifth Emmy hosting and producing a one-hour live Entertainment Special on KCOP-TV, Channel 13, in Los Angeles called: "John Barbour's First Live Telethon To Save New York City".
As the Critic-At-Large on KTTV, Channel 11, Los Angeles, he won a Golden Mike for his commentary about the Munich Olympics massacre.
Was the Critic-at-Large on KNBC-TV Channel 4's 5:00 and 6:00 News for five years, winning five Emmys for his reviews and commentaries. At the same time, he was the film critic for "Los Angeles Magazine" for ten years.
Originated A.M. Los Angeles (1975) on KABC Channel 7, where he won his first Emmy.
He is known as 'The Godfather Of Reality Tv' as the creator of 'Real People'. 1978 WGA.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on At Long Last Love (1975)] If this Peter Bogdanovich fiasco were any more of a dog, it would shed.
[about the time he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) when Frank Sinatra was hosting it] When Sinatra said, "We'll be right back with John Barbour!" They went to commercial break and there was no music. When it came time to introduce me there was still rumbling in the audience. If you watch the first minute and a half--I don't get many laughs. When the show was over one of the musicians came over to me and said, "You know, we're sorry we didn't play, but [Johnny Carson] ordered us not to play when you were on." He was a very mean, narrow, vindictive human being.
[about Jerry Lewis regarding his hosting of the annual Muscular Dystrophy telethon] You know, it used to be called the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Now they call it the Jerry Lewis Telethon. That's because someday they expect to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy, but they'll never find a cure for Jerry Lewis.

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