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Buzz Barton

  • Highest Rated: 96% In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
  • Birthday: Sep 3, 1913
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Russet-haired and with freckles, American juvenile actor Buzz Barton (born William Lamoureaux) began his screen career at the age of 11 as Billy Lamar, doubling child actor Frankie Darro and supporting Western star Jack Perrin. His studio, Film Booking Office, changed his name to the spunkier Buzz Barton and publicized him, with reasonable accuracy, as "The World's Greatest Juvenile Rider and Western Star." The Red Hepner series he starred in for FBO was quite popular with children, but Barton faced an unsure future when the company stopped making B-Westerns in 1928. A rather gawky teenager, Barton kicked around Hollywood for a while and played Rex Bell's sidekick in four oaters for Gower Gulch company Resolute before joining the ranks of supporting players. Barton's appeal did not survive adulthood and he left Hollywood in favor of the rodeo circuit around 1940. Barton was back in films by the late '60s, but strictly as a bit part player.

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96% In the Heat of the Night Conductor 1967
No Score Yet Wild Horse Valley Actor 1940
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Actor 1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage Hamilton Ranch Cowhand 1939
No Score Yet Phantom Gold Pedro 1938
No Score Yet Riding Avenger Tony 1936
No Score Yet Romance Rides the Range Actor 1936
No Score Yet The Tonto Kid Wesley Fritch 1935
No Score Yet Saddle Aces Actor 1935
No Score Yet Feud of the West Six-Bits 1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range Buck 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Trooper Billy Holt 1932
No Score Yet The Lone Defender Buzz 1930
No Score Yet West Of The Rainbow's End Actor 1926


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