|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1945|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1986|
Los Angeles County
Barry Robins was an American film, stage and television actor best known for his leading role as 'Cotton' in the Stanley Kramer film, "Bless the Beasts and Children".
Born in Brookyln, Barry attended New York's High School of Performing Arts; he would later study acting with Stella Adler, as well as singing with Ruth Miller. In 1963, when Barry was 18, Richard Rodgers invited him to reprise the role of the Crown Prince in "The King and I" in the 1964 revival of the play at Lincoln Center in New York, having seen his Chicago performance. Barry eventually played the role more than 600 times in various productions, through the years.
His career credits are extensive, including "Camelot", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Milk and Honey", "Fanny" and "Incident at Vichy"; he also had the speaking role of Puck in a Colorado production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Television credits include "Actor: The Paul Muni Story", as well as the tv series "Columbo", "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.", "Rat Patrol" and other series' spots. An odd bit of trivia notes him in the first season DVD history of the television series "The Monkees" as having unsuccessfully tried out for the show and, therefore, 'pre-fab' band.
Barry Robins died of complications from AIDS in Los Angeles on April 1, 1986; he left no known immediate survivors.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Listed on some fan sites as having been cremated/location of ashes unknown
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
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