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Tony Barr (1921–2002)

Tony Barr was born on March 14, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Morris Yaffe. He was an actor and producer, known for Climax! (1954), Playhouse 90 (1956) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). He was married to Annette Barbara Barr. He died on December 19, 2002 in Palm Desert, California, USA. See full bio »

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Climax! Producer
Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90 Producer
Studio One in Hollywood
Dime with a Halo
Dime with a Halo Producer


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 2000 Once and Again (TV Series)
Phil's Friend #1
- Strangers and Brothers (2000) ... Phil's Friend #1
 1995 Murder in the First
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Lyle Praeger
- The Unholy Ghost (1985) ... Dr. Lyle Praeger
 1978 Safety: In Danger Out of Doors (Short)
Narration (voice)
 1974 Safety: Harm Hides at Home (Short)
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Coordinator (uncredited)
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Phil Aragon / Tobias
- The Torpedo (1963) ... Phil Aragon (as Anthony Barr)
- Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) ... Tobias (as Anthony Barr)
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
- Mutiny at Fort Mercy (1963) ... Davids (as Anthony Barr)
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Nick Orsini / Lew Purcell
- The Doomsday Boys (1962) ... Nick Orsini (as Anthony Barr)
- Doyle Against the House (1961) ... Lew Purcell (as Anthony Barr)
 1953 Scared Stiff
 1952 The Turning Point
Monty LaRue (uncredited)
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
- Nosed Out (1952) ... Torpedo (as Anthony Barr)
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Broidy (uncredited)
 1951 Flame of Araby
Malat (uncredited)
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Jail Inmate (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Little Wolfie (uncredited)
 1951 Sirocco
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story
Seedy Hotel Night Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Cuban Fireball
Estaban Martinez
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
Harry Yost
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1950 It's a Small World
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Gun Crazy
Proprietor / Diner Cook (uncredited)
 1949 Border Incident
Luis (uncredited)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance (uncredited)
 1949 Daughter of the West
Yuba (as Anthony Barr)
 1948 The Mozart Story
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Show Show Director (3 credits)

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He passed his knowledge on to others through The Film Actor's Workshop, which he founded. Tony Barr was a well respected acting teacher. His book, "Acting For the Camera" (first published 1982) is considered one of the best books on the art and craft of film acting.

Tony's son, David Barr-Yaffe is currently a production sound mixer in the television and motion picture industry. See more »

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