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Jess Barker

Personal information
Birth dateJune 4, 1912
Place of birthGreenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 8, 2000(age 88)
Death placeNorth Hollywood, California, U.S.
SpouseSusan Hayward (1944-1954)

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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. They had twin sons together during their ten year marriage, whose custody was won by Hayward after a bitter court battle. Barker's movie career was damaged because of the bad publicity, but he still managed to find work as an actor on radio and films in supporting roles. Barker appeared in Scarlet Street (1945) and the Abbott and Costello film The Time of Their Lives (1946).

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