Barton Yarborough

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Barton Yarborough
Barton Yarborough
Cast of radio’s One Man’s Family, clockwise from lower left: Jack (Billy Page), Clifford (Yarborough), Mrs. Barbour (Minetta Ellen), Claudia (Kathleen Wilson), Paul (Michael Raffetto), Hazel (Bernice Berwin), Mr. Barbour (J. Anthony Smythe).
Birthday/Birthplace William Barton Yarborough
(1900-10-02)October 2, 1900
Goldthwaite, Texas, U.S.
Deceased December 19, 1951(1951-12-19)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of death heart attack
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Active Years 1920s-1951
Wife/Husband Barbara Jo Allen
(m. 19??; div. 1931)
Janet Warren
(m. 1949)
Kid(s) 1

Barton Yarborough’s Biography

Born in Goldthwaite, Texas, Yarborough left home young, attracted to vaudeville theater. Radio actor since the 1920s, he married a middle actress, Barbara Jo Allen (artistically known as Vera Vague), from whom he divorced in 1931.

In 1932 Yarborough began a long career as Clifford Barbour in the series One Man’s Family, maintaining the role throughout his life. Yarborough is also known for embodying Doc Long in the radio show written by Carlton E. Morse’sLove a Mystery, and for his role as Sergeant Ben Romero, Joe Friday’s initial companion, on Dragnet.

Other performances by Yarborough for radio were those he did as Skip Turner in Adventures by Morse, another production written by Carlton E. Morse, and Yarborough was Doc Long in three feature films by Columbia Pictures based on the radio seriesLove a Mystery:Love a Mystery (1945), The Devil’s Mask and The Unknown (both from 1946).

Yarborough began working on the Dragnet television adaptation in 1951. However, the day after filming the second episode he suffered an acute myocardial infarction, dying four days later in Pasadena, California. He was 51 years old. He was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. In Dragnet, the character of Ben Romero was replaced by that of Sergeant Ed Jacobs (played by Barney Phillips), and in One Man’s Family, his character, Cliff Barbour, who had remained 19 years, disappeared from the series.

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