Gene Barry (June 14, 1919 – December 9, 2009) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. Barry is best remembered for his leading roles in the films The Atomic City (1952) and The War of The Worlds (1953) and for his portrayal of the title characters in the TV series Bat Masterson and Burke's Law, among many roles.
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Barry died on December 9, 2009 at Sunrise Senior Living in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of ninety. He was buried at the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. At his death, he was survived by his sons, Michael and Frederick, and his daughter, Elizabeth, as well as three grandchildren Taylor, Jessica and Josh, and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Betty, had died earlier, in 2003, after fifty-eight years of marriage. His sister, Reva, owns a restaurant called REVAS in Whangarei, New Zealand, where she has lived since 1974.