Barry Sullivan (actor)

Barry Sullivan ( born August 29, 1912 in New York City; † 6 June 1994 in Sherman Oaks, California ) was an American actor.

Life and career

Sullivan began his career in the 1930s as a stage actor on Broadway. In 1937, he played a small role in his first Hollywood film. He never counted in the course of his career to the big stars, but played up in the 1980s in over 100 films. Especially as a character actor of first-class supporting roles, he was a sought-after actor. With the start of Fernsehära in the 1950s, he appeared in numerous television series. His most famous roles he played in 1952, directed by Vincente Minnelli as a film director in The Bad and the Beautiful alongside Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner, and Samuel Fuller's 1957 avant-garde Western Forty Guns on the side of Barbara Stanwyck.

The mirror described Sullivan in his obituary as follows: " His face looked like as if punches it into shape like a hammer armor, and their eyes were narrow, so that only no one could see what was going on behind it. He was not a man for psychological subtleties, but a good hero for those directors that their films with rough strokes, and bright colors painted in his fifties ... "

Filmography (selection)