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LEX BARKER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Lex Barker was born on May 8th, 1919 with the birth name Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr. He was born in Rye, New York to parents Alexander Crichlow Barker Sr. and Marion Thornton Beals. His father worked as a contractor and later as a stockbroker.
 
Barker was rasied in New York City and went to school at Fessenden School and also Phillips Exeter Academy. Upon graduation he attended college at Princeton University, however, he soon left his college education for pursuit of a career in a theatrical stock company.

He received a role in a couple stage plays such as, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" (1938) and also an Orson Welles play, "Five Kings" which was not successful. Just one year later, Barker was discovered by a talent scout from Twentieth Century Fox and he was offered a film contract, however, he was underage and his parents who were against him pursing a career in acting refused to sign the contract since he was underage. However, he decided to pursue a acting career on his own and supported himself working in a steel mill snd studied engineering as well.
 
In 1941, Barker took a break from acting and enlisted in the United States Army where he served until he suffered an injury and was dicharged. He returned to Los Angeles to continue to pursue his acting career.
 
Soon after he arrived in Los Angeles, Barker got cast in his first film role on, "Doll Face" (1945) followed by various other small film roles. It was in 1949 that he finally was cast in a role that was his most memorable, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain". He starred in five Tarzan films total and will always be known as one of the best actors to fill that role. This type of role opened up many doors for his acting career portratying other herroic characters mostly in Western films.
 
As he entered the mid 50's, work in American films was not coming to easy to Barker so he decided to move to Europe and see if he had better luck since he was fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and a small amount of German. Barker was immediatly popular and worked on a total of over forty films in Europe.
 
Some of his better known work was in, "La Dolce Vita" (1960) and quite a few films based on novels such as the German film, "Frauenarzt Dr. Sibelius" The Return of Dr. Sibelius (1961) based on the Doctor Mabuse stories.

On occasion Barker would return to America to make guest appearances on various television shows, however he was so well liked in Europe that he spent the remainer of his life in Europe.  Barker was even awarded the, "Bambi Award" in 1966 which was a Best Foreign Actor Award.
 
Throughout his lifetime, he was married a total of five times. First in 1942 to Constance Rhodes for eight years with whom he had one son and one daughter. In 1951 Barker married his 2nd wife, Arlene Dahl, an actress but they were divorced in 1952. Less then a year later, barker married his third wife, also an actress, Lana Turner and the couple were together until, July 22nd, 1957. Wife number four was Maria del Carmen whom he married in 1965 and divorced in 1972.  He then mzrried a former Miss Spain, Carmen G. Cervera from 1965 to 1973.  Barker was engaged to marry another actress, Karen Kondazian when only three days after his 54th birthday, Barker died of a heart attack on May 11th, 1973.  His ashes were taken to his final wife Carmen Cervera. 
 


Filmography
 
1972  Night Gallery: The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid 
1971  The F.B.I.: Three-Way Split 
1970  Aoom
1969  It Takes a Thief: The King of Thieves
1968  In the Valley of Death
1967  The Blood Demon
1967  Mister Dynamite
1967  Woman Times Seven
1966  Killer's Carnival
1966  Who Killed Johnny R.?
1966  Charly May
1965  Attack of the Kurds
1965  The Desperado Trail
1965  Durchs wilde Kurdistan
1965  A Place Called Glory
1965  Geist und ein wenig Gl├╝ck
1965  Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
1965  Pyramid of the Sun God
1965  Mercenaries of the Rio Grande
1964  Il boia di Venezia
1964  Yellow Devil
1964  Code 7, Victim 5
1964  Shatterhand
1963  Apache Gold
1963  Il mistero del tempio indiano
1963  Kali Yug, la dea della vendetta
1963  Scarlet Eye
1963  Breakfast in Bed
1962  Treasure of Silver Lake
1962  Dr. Sibelius
1962  The Invisible Dr. Mabuse
1961  The Return of Dr. Mabuse
1961  El secreto de los hombres azules
1961  The Secret of the Black Falcon
1960  Robin Hood and the Pirates
1960  Pirates of the Coast
1960  Il cavaliere dai cento
1960  Terror of the Red Mask
1959  The Pirate and the Slave Girl
1959  Son of the Red Corsair
1959  Mission in Morocco
1958  Captain Falcon
1958  Female Fiends
1957  The Girl in Black Stockings
1957  The Deerslayer
1957  Jungle Heat
1957  The Girl in the Kremlin
1957  War Drums
1956  Studio 57: Outpost
1956  It Could Be You
1956  Away All Boats
1956  Lux Video Theatre: The Corrigan Case
1956  Studio 57: The Old Lady's Tears
1956  The Price of Fear
1956  Climax!: The Louella Parsons Story
1956  Lux Video Theatre: Hired Wife
1955  Duel on the Mississippi 
1955  The Man from Bitter Ridge
1954  The Yellow Mountain
1954  The 26th Annual Academy Awards
1954  Black Devils of Kali
1954  Killers of the East
1953  Thunder Over the Plains
1953  Tarzan and the She-Devil
1952  Battles of Chief Pontiac
1952  Tales of Tomorrow: Red Dust
1952  The Bob Hope Show 
1952  Tarzan's Savage Fury
1952  That Reminds Me: Episode dated 27 February 1952 
1951  Screen Snapshots: Jimmy McHugh's Song Party
1951  No Questions Asked
1951  Tarzan's Peril
1950  Tarzan and the Slave Girl
1949  Tarzan's Magic Fountain
1948  Return of the Bad Men
1948  The Velvet Touch
1948  Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
1947  Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
1947  Unconquered
1947  Under the Tonto Rim
1947  Crossfire
1947  The Farmer's Daughter
1946  Cloak and Dagger
1946  Two Guys from Milwaukee
1946  Do You Love Me
1945  Doll Face





Matinee Classics - The Girl in Black Stockings starring Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van Der Vlis and Stuart Whitman
Matinee Classics - The Girl in Black Stockings starring Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van Der Vlis and Stuart Whitman
Matinee Classics - The Girl in Black Stockings starring Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van Der Vlis and Stuart Whitman
Matinee Classics - The Girl in Black Stockings starring Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van Der Vlis and Stuart Whitman
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the She-Devil starring Lex Barker, Joyce MacKenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren, Tom Conway, Michael Grainger and Henry Brandon
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the She-Devil starring Lex Barker, Joyce MacKenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren, Tom Conway, Michael Grainger and Henry Brandon
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Slave Girl starring Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda, Hurd Hatfield, Arthur Shields, Tony Caruso, Denise Darcel and Robert Warwick
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Slave Girl starring Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda, Hurd Hatfield, Arthur Shields, Tony Caruso, Denise Darcel and Robert Warwick
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Magic Fountain starring Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Drake and Alan Napier
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Magic Fountain starring Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Drake and Alan Napier


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