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Barton Yarborough (1900–1951)


Born in Goldthwaite Texas, Barton Yarborough ran away from home as a youth to join vaudeville. In the 1920s he got involved in radio, and in 1932 began a long run as Cliff Barbour on the hugely famous drama "One Man's Family," which he appeared in until his death. Other outstanding radio roles came along the way, such as, in 1938, Doc Long in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

I Love a Mystery Doc Long
(1945)
The Unknown Doc Long
(1946)
(1942)
Dragnet Sgt. Ben Romero / Sergeant Ben Romero
(1951-1952)

Filmography

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 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Male Secretary (uncredited)
 1951-1952 Dragnet (TV Series)
Sgt. Ben Romero / Sergeant Ben Romero
- The Big Death (1952) ... Sergeant Ben Romero (as Bart Yarborough, credit only)
- The Big Actor (1952) ... Sgt. Ben Romero (as Bart Yarborough)
- The Human Bomb (1951) ... Sgt. Ben Romero (as Bart Yarborough)
 1951 Chesterfield Sound Off Time (TV Series)
Sgt. Ben Romero
- Dragnet: The Human Bomb (1951) ... Sgt. Ben Romero
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Stepdaughter (1951)
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
The Reverend Bascom
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Doctor at Huggins' Bedside (uncredited)
 1948 Shed No Tears
2nd Insurance Investigator (uncredited)
 1947 Kilroy Was Here
Prof. Thomas Shepherd
 1946 Wife Wanted
Walter Desmond
 1946 The Unknown
Doc Long
 1946 The Devil's Mask
Doc Long
 1946 Hiss and Yell (Short)
Barton O'Hara aka Bluebeard the Great
 1946 Idea Girl
Pete Barlow (as Barton Yarbrough)
 1945 The Red Dragon
Joseph Bradish
 1945 Captain Tugboat Annie
Missouri Jones
 1945 The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round (Short)
Mr. Lovett, Juror
 1945 I Love a Mystery
Doc Long
 1942 Saboteur
First FBI Man at Mason's House (uncredited)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
Dr. Kettering
 1941 Let's Go Collegiate
Coach Walsh
 1941 They Meet Again
Bob Webster
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1939-44) Radio: Appeared (as "Doc Long") in the private-eye series "I Love a Mystery". See more »

Alternate Names:

Bart Yarborough | Barton Yarbrough
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Trivia:

In the first episode after Barton Yarborough's death "The Big Sorrow", the radio episode begins with a brief dedication to him by Jack Webb. The episode fittingly ends with Joe Friday mistakenly calling his new partner "Ben". See more »

Trademark:

Southern accent on radio

Star Sign:

Libra

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