George Barbier

George Barbier

Highest Rated: 100% The Crusades (1935)

Lowest Rated: 82% The Merry Widow (1934)

Birthday: Nov 19, 1864

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

After a 40-year career on the stage, actor George Barbier went on to another 15-year run in films, generally as a supporting player in successful businessman and troubled father roles. Born in Philadelphia, he initially studied for the ministry before a seminary pageant lured him to the stage, first in Pennsylvania and for a subsequent decade on Broadway. He joined the Hollywood ranks when already well into his 60s, beginning with the 1930 romantic comedy "The Big Pond." Notable films include a pair of Ernst Lubitsch musicals, "The Smiling Lieutenant" and "The Merry Widow," both featuring Maurice Chevalier, and the pre-Code gem "Skyscraper Souls," where Barbier plays a delightfully lecherous drunk competing with Warren William for Maureen O'Sullivan's attention. He worked steadily into the '40s with appearances in other popular fare such as the James Cagney biopic musical about George M. Cohan, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," and the comedy with Bette Davis as part of an ensemble cast, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Barbier died of a heart attack in 1945, shortly after completing work on the musical comedy "Her Lucky Night."

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Ransom Uncle William Morrison (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 64% Hello, Frisco, Hello Col. Weatherby (uncredited) (Character) - 1943
90% 83% Yankee Doodle Dandy Erlanger (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 60% The Magnificent Dope James Roger Barker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Repent at Leisure Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 46% Million Dollar Baby Mr. Marlin (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Boss' Daughter J.W. Barrett (Character) - 1941
86% 82% The Man Who Came to Dinner Dr. E. Bradley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Weekend in Havana Mr. Walter McCracken (Character) - 1941
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Judge (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember? Mr. McIntyre (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Tidal Wave Uncle Dan Carter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Hold That Kiss Mr. Piermont (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 30% The Adventures of Marco Polo Kublai Khan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight, Place and Show Mr. Drake (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks for Everything Joe Raines (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 72% Little Miss Broadway Fiske (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Co-ed Major Hubert Breckenridge (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 11% Tarzan's Revenge Roger Reed (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl With Ideas John Morton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 62% Waikiki Wedding J.P. Todhunter (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early to Bed Horace Stanton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 70% Wife vs. Secretary Underwood (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spendthrift Uncle Morton Middleton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 60% The Milky Way Wilbur Austin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 67% Life Begins at 40 Col. Joseph Abercrombie (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet McFadden's Flats Mr. Hall (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie Harrison Allen (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Rhythm Sr. John Roberts (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millions in the Air Calvin Keller (Character) - 1935
100% 44% The Crusades Sancho (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Gondolier Music Critic Hayward (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 50% The Cat's Paw Jake Mayo (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elmer and Elsie John Kincaid (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journal of a Crime Chautard (Character) - 1934
82% 79% The Merry Widow King Achmet (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Loves Papa Mr. Kirkwood (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hello, Everybody Mr. Blair (Character) - 1933
83% 76% One Hour With You Police Commissioner (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Wing Luther Farley (Character) - 1932
91% 69% No Man of Her Own Mr. Randall (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evenings for Sale Henrich Fischer (Character) - 1932
88% 68% The Smiling Lieutenant King Adolf XV (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touchdown Jerome Gehring (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls About Town Webster (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 17% The Big Pond Mr. Billings (Character) - 1930

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