Actor Gene Barry, who played dapper, well-dressed men of action in a series of TV shows, died on Dec. 10, 2009, at age 90, at a rest home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills.
Gene Barry, left, and Hugh O'Brien, in character as Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, pose for a publicity photo for television drama "Paradise" in 1989. Barry came to fame in the 1960s as Masterson, a frontier dandy who rarely resorted to gunplay, choosing instead to beat his rivals senseless with a gold-handled cane.
Before he was a TV star, Barry has a successful movie career. He had starred in the science-fiction classic "War of the Worlds" in 1953 and opposite Clark Gable in "Soldier of Fortune" in 1955. In this photo, Barry is seen with English actress Joan Collins during a scene from the film "Subterfuge" in Surrey, England, on Jan. 29, 1968.
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This 1963 photo provided by ABC shows Gene Barry posing to promote his television series "Burke's Law." The show was revived on CBS nearly 30 years later with Barry again in the lead. It lasted only one season. He also starred wuith Robert Stack and Anthony Franciosa in "The Name of the Game" from 1968 to 1972.
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In this June 9, 1984, file photo, entertainer Liza Minnelli, left, is shown with actor Gene Barry and his daughter Liza Barry during a party hosted by Minnelli in New York. Barry and his wife, Betty Claire Kalb, also have two sons, Frederic and Michael. They were married 58 years, until her death in 2003.
In this 1986 file photo provided by ABC, Gene Barry poses to promote his appearance on "Fame Fortune & Romance."
After two decades as a TV star, Barry, seen here in a 1995 file photo, sang in such musicals as "Kismet" and "Destry Rides Again," and created the Broadway role of Georges, the gay night club owner in Jerry Herman's hit musical "La Cage aux Folles." That role brought him a Tony nomination in 1984.
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Actor Gene Barry arrives at the Golden Boot Awards in this Aug. 15, 1986, file photo. The award recognizes the achievements of cowboy film heroes and heroines, as well as writers, directors, stunt people and character actors who had significant involvement in the film and TV western.