Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who are Those Guys? - Barta Barri

Bernabé Barta Barri was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary on August 16, 1911. Before entering films Barta was a dancer and circus performer. During a tour with the circus he fell in love with Spain and decided to settle there. He quickly found work in films as a character actor usually billed as Barta Barri or Barta Barry and once as New Fuzzy. He appeared in over 100 film and TV appearances starting in 1949 with "La familia Vila" and his resume included such films as "Brigada Criminal" (1950), "The Pride and the Passion" (1957), "Las Chicas de la Cruz Roja" (1958), "The Son of Captain Blood" (1962), "Estambul 65" (1965), "The Lost Command" (1966), "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), "The Three Musketeers" (1973) and "Serpiente de Mar" (1984). He appeared in 24 Euro-westerns. Usually playing supporting roles from town bosses to henchmen. Barry’s probably best remembered as the outlaw who discovers it’s Jonathan Corbett he and his companions have thought was another outlaw Gulick they are to meet in "The Big Gundown" (1967). Barta’s last appearance was in 1986's "Las tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco". Barri passed away on December 7, 2003 in Madrid, Spain. Today we remember Barta Barri on what would have been his 100th birthday.

BARRI, Bernabé Barta (aka B. Barri, Barta Barri, B. Barry, Bart Barry, Barta Barry, Berta Barry, Barta Berry, New Fuzzy) [8/16/1911, Budapest, Austria-Hungary - 12/7/2003, Madrid, Madrid, Spain] - dancer, circus performer, TV actor.La montaña sin ley - 1953
Whom God Forgives - 1957
Gunfight at Red Sands - 1963 (Lou Steadman) [as Barta Barry]
Cavalry Charge - 1964
Johnny West - 1965
Son of a Gunfighter - 1965 (Esteban)
The Big Gundown - 1966 (outlaws [as Barta Barri]
Dynamite Joe - 1966 (Cigno/Swan) [as New Fuzzy]
A Few Bullets More - 1967 (Mexican vaquero) [as Barta Barri]
Custer of the West - 1967
Dead Men Don’t Count - 1968 (Frank Forrest) [as Barta Barry]
White Comanche - 1968 (Mayor Bolker) [as Barta Barri]
I Want Him Dead - 1968 (Confederate officer) [as Barta Barry]
Garringo - 1969 (Wilson) [as Barta Barri]
A Man Called Sledge - 1970 [as Barta Barry]
Cannon for Cordoba - 1970 [as Bernabe Barta Barri]
Red Sun - 1971 (Paco) [as Barta Barry]
Bad Man’s River - 1972 [as Barta Barry]
Pancho Villa - 1972 (Alfonso) [as Barta Barri]
The Man Called Noon - 1973 (Mexican) [as Barta Barri]
Three Supermen of the West - 1973 (saloon owner) [as Barta Barri]
The Stranger and the Gunfighter - 1974 (sheriff) [as Barta Barri
Whisky and Ghosts - 1976 [as Barta Barri]
The Black Wolf - 1980 (Geronimo) [as Barta Barri]
Revenge of the Black Wolf - 1980 (Geronimo) [as Barta Barri]

1 comment:

  1. Barta Barry, of course, started out with Iquino, which means he was kept on a salary rather than paid for individual works. Whenever Iquino had no film work for him, he'd have him work as the doorman of the nightclub he owned.