Friday, December 11, 2009

Actor Gene Barry, star of 1953 film War of the Worlds, dies at age 90

Television, film and stage actor Gene Barry died Wednesday, December 9, 2009, age 90, in Woodland Hills, California, according to an obituary in The New York Times. Among his many accomplishments was his lead role as scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester in the George Pal film production of War of the Worlds (1953), based on the classic 1898 novel by H.G. Wells. Barry also made a cameo appearance as Tom Cruise’s ex-father-in-law in the Steven Spielberg remake of War of the Worlds (2005).

Pictured: Gene Barry as Dr. Clayton Forrester.

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