Robert Barrat

Robert Harriot Barrat (* July 10, 1889 in New York City, New York, † January 7, 1970 in Hollywood, California ) was an American actor.


The New York Barrat was active from 1918 on Broadway, to his film career journey resumed. Although he had already from 1915 isolated appearances in silent films, but only with the talkies, he was from the early 1930s regularly before the camera. Barrat now turned up to 20 films a year and was before the introduction of the Hays code a busy Supporting Actor in a more cheerful to salacious films, including Baby Face and Wonder Bar Increasingly Barrat, however, was occupied in dramatic and spannungsgeladeneren films, such as in sub- jolly Roger, fight in the mountains and the Betrayal of Surat Khan. Also starring James Cagney, he starred in several films; Barrat and he became good friends. From 1936 he turned fewer films, which lasted until about 1940.

During the Second World War Barrat, the most embodied upright and respectable personalities in war films like A Man of Action, the hero of Mindanao and The Devil's Brigade commanders and generals played. Occasionally put the directors Barrat but also in unsymphatischen roles, such as hoodlum in The Road to Utopia on the side of Bob Hope. He played with increasing age, more and more demanding roles, such as in 1948 the father of played by Ingrid Bergman title role in the lavish historical drama Joan of Arc. From the mid- 1950s Barrat was seen only on television and retreated rapidly back from the drama business. The last time before the camera was Barrat 1964 Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He participated in more than 150 film and television productions in his career.

Barrat was married to Mary Dean (1909-2001) and died in 1970 at the age of 80 years. He was buried at the cemetery in Martinsburg, West Virginia.