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Jess Barker (June 4, 1912 – August 8, 2000) was an American film actor of the 1930s and 1940s. He began his film career credited as Philip Barker until changing his stage name to Jess Barker in the early 1940s. He is probably most famous for being the first husband of actress Susan Hayward. The two wed July 23, 1944. They had twin sons together during their ten-year marriage, whose custody was won by Hayward after a bitter court battle.

Age: 88 (age at death)
Born: 4 June 1912, Greenville, South Carolina
Died: 8 August 2000, North Hollywood, CA
Height: 5' 11¾" (182 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Leading Man in "B" Films


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1977 Sudden Death -
1975 Murph the Surf Museum Guard
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Harold Stoneman
1968 The Green Berets Soldier
1968 Adam-12 Paul Carter
1964 The Night Walker Malone
1957 Perry Mason Doug Hamilton, Walter Eastman
1957 The Silent Service Captain
1957 Captain David Grief Wright
1956 Kentucky Rifle Daniel Foster
1956 The Peacemaker Ed Halcomb


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