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Actor who played Simon Templar, alias The Saint
, on Radio
Barry Sullivan in Suspense (1946)
Barry Sullivan as The Saint
played The Saint
on NBC Radio for two episodes in 1950.
After a large number of episodes, Price finally left and his
replacement Barry Sullivan
only lasted a few episodes before the show was cancelled.
The character actor Barry Sullivan, the star of scores of movies and over one-hundred TV shows, was born on August 29, in 1912 New York City.
While never a star, he
was one of those elite of supporting actors who are still in demand until the day they decide to retire.
Sullivan was a theater usher and department store employee at the time he made his first Broadway appearance in January 1936, in "I Want a Policeman" at the Lyceum Theatre, which lasted only 47 performances.
Other plays he
appeared in on the Great White Way were the drama "St.
Helena" (Oct 1936) and the 1938 comedies "All That Glitters" and "Eye On the Sparrow.
In the late 1930s, Sullivan
gained movie acting experience in two-reel comedies produced by the Manhattan-based Educational Studios
After giving up on his
Broadway career, Sullivan
"official" film debut in a 1943 western "Woman of the Town.
never caught on as a lead, but excelled at supporting roles in which he
could play tough, aggressive characters.
most notable roles were as the eponymous "The Gangster" (1947) (one of his
Tom Buchanan in the Alan Ladd vehicle "The Great Gatsby" (1949), and his
movie director in "The Bad and the Beautiful.
continued acting in the movies until 1977, rounding off a near 40-year movie career with an appearance in "Oh God.
continued to appear on television until 1980, though he
had one last role in 1987.
Actor Barry Sullivan was a theater usher and department store employee at the time he made his first Broadway appearance in 1936.
"official" film debut was in the 1943 Western Woman of the Town, though in fact Sullivan had previously appeared in a handful of two-reel comedies produced by the Manhattan-based Educational Studios
in the late '30s.
A bit too raffish to be a standard leading man, Sullivan
was better served in tough, aggressive roles, notably the title character in 1947's The Gangster and the boorish Tom Buchanan in the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby.
continued appearing in movie roles of varying importance until 1978.
A frequent visitor to television, Barry Sullivan starred as Sheriff Pat Garrett in the 1960s Western series The Tall Man, and was seen as the hateful patriarch Marcus Hubbard in a 1972 PBS production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest.
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Vincent Price, Barry Sullivan, Brian Aherne, Edgar Barrier, Felix Marten, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Rhys, Terence De Marney, Tom Conway, and Tom Meehan