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Jess Barker
photo credit: crown022002
Age 88
Birthday 4 June, 1912
Birthplace Greenville, South Carolina
Died 8 August, 2000
Place of Death North Hollywood, CA
Height 5' 11¾" (182 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Leading Man in "B" Films
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Jess Barker (June 4, 1912 – August 8, 2000) was an American film actor of the 1930s and 1940s. He began his film career credited as Philip Barker until changing his stage name to Jess Barker in the early 1940s. He is probably most famous for being the first husband of actress Susan Hayward. The two wed July 23, 1944. They had twin sons together during their ten-year marriage, whose custody was won by Hayward after a bitter court battle.


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1977 Sudden Death -
1975 Murph the Surf Museum Guard
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Harold Stoneman
1968 The Green Berets Soldier
1968 Adam-12 Paul Carter
1964 The Night Walker Malone
1957 Perry Mason Doug Hamilton, Walter Eastman
1957 The Silent Service Lt. Cmdr. P. E. Summers
1957 Captain David Grief Wright
1956 Kentucky Rifle Daniel Foster
1956 The Peacemaker Ed Halcomb


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