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 Barton Yarborough

Barton Yarborough

Birth
Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Dec 1951 (aged 51)
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Resurrection Slope, lot #243, space #9
Memorial ID 9191 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Goldthwaite, Texas, he ran away from home as a youth to join vaudeville and by the 1920s, he got involved in radio drama. In 1932, he began a long run as the lead role of Cliff Barbour on the radio drama "One Man's Family". His other notable radio roles included the "I Love a Mystery" series and as Sgt. Ben Romero on the hit "Dragnet" series in 1949. When "Dragnet" went to the TV version in 1951, he assumed the role of Sgt. Ben Romero, actor Jack Web's Sgt. Joe Friday's character's partner but the day after filming the second episode he fell ill and died four days later in Burbank, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barton Yarborough (2 Oct 1900–19 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9191, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .