Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gene Barry has passed away

Sad news to report. Gene Barry, star of the 1953 movie version of The War of the Worlds has passed away at the age of 90. Barry was most famous for his television work, including Bat Masterson and Burke's Law, but of course for me he will forever be associated with the spectacular George Pal movie, in which he played the lead role of Dr. Clayton Forrester. The movie was arguably the best of the many science fiction movies made in the 1950s, boasting incredible special effects and an above average script in a genre that struggled for respectability. Most people probably consider it a B movie, but for me, it will always score an A. Rest in peace Mr Barry.