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Barry Sullivan Collection

Best known in Old Time Radio for taking over the role of The Saint from Vincent Price for two episodes, Barry Sullivan was the sort of actor who was able to continually find work in films and TV.

Barry Sullivan

37 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 45 min)
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Barry Sullivan
(1912 – 1994)

Barry SullivanBorn the seventh son of a seventh son, fate seemed to have special things planned for Barry Sullivan from the beginning. He never quite broke through as a major Hollywood Star, but eventually, he was the sort of actor who could always find work. He was not the traditional leading man, even though he was often billed above the title of the films he starred in. Nor was he the sort of character actor to be relegated to a career built on supporting roles. Sullivan was rugged and reliable, the sort of leading man who makes a leading lady look outstanding.

Sullivan was born in New York, 1912. While attending college and playing semi-pro football, he fell into acting when someone mentioned that he had enough of a stage presence to make money just by standing on the stage. With rugged good looks and standing 6'3", he had enough "presence" to stand out just about anywhere. After working in a department store and as a theater usher, he made his first Broadway appearance was in I Want a Policeman (1936) at the Lyceum Theatre, but the show closed after just 47 performances. Still, Sullivan was able to catch the attention of casting directors and quickly found work in three more shows, unfortunately, they were three more flops. He finally took over the role of Bert Jefferson in The Man Who Came To Dinner. After the show closed, Sullivan found himself saddled with three more flops during the 1941-42 Broadway season and decided to take a break from the Great White Way.

Sullivan had been making two-reel comedies for Educational Pictures in Manhattan to make ends meet between Broadway roles, and after giving up on Broadway he decided to give Hollywood a try. His first West Coast outing was an uncredited role in The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1940) before making his official debut in the B-grade High Explosive (1943). He also appeared in The Gangster (1947), The Great Gatsby (1949) with Alan Ladd, and with Kirk Douglas in The Bad and the Beautiful (1950). He starred opposite Bette Davis in Payment on Demand (1951).

Barry Sullivan 1957By the 1950 broadcasting season, the Simon Templar character, a.k.a. The Saint had been bouncing around through different networks with different actors for a few years. The latest and most popular version of the Holmesian thoughtful detective was on NBC played by the immortal Vincent Price. As successful as the program was, Price was less than satisfied with the role (he complained that the most difficult part of making the show was inventing new ways to get konked on the head). For two weeks in September, Price was reportedly "delayed in Paris", and Barry Sullivan stepped in for the part. After Sullivan's second appearance in the part, The Saint was officially canceled but NBC coaxed Price back onto the air for two dozen more episodes due to audience demand. Sullivan also made a number of appearances on Lux Radio Theatre in support of his films, as well as some Family Theatre performances.

TV gave Sullivan better success than movies. He starred in The Harbormaster (1957), a sea-going adventure series, and The Tall Man (1960) as Pat Garrett in a series about Billy the Kid and the lawman. He also guest starred on The Ford Show Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Reporter, Route 66, That Girl, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, and McMillan and Wife. Barry Sullivan was also tapped to star in a number of Hallmark Hall of Fame specials.

Barry Sullivan died of respiratory failure on June 6, 1994. He was 81. Two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honor Barry Sullivan: one at 1500 Vine St for his work in Television, and another at 6160 Hollywood Blvd for contributions to Motion Pictures.

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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 45 min
    37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 45 min
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    1. 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 45 minutes
    2. Cavalcade Of America 510605 Path To Stars.mp3
    3. Club Hollywood 480430 Barry Sullivan.mp3
    4. Ft 470717 023 Song For Long Road.mp3
    5. Ft 530520 319 Highway East.mp3
    6. Ft 540127 355 Cadreman.mp3
    7. Guest Star 510107 0198 Bride And Gloom.mp3
    8. Hedda Hopper Show 501231 Jean Hersholt.mp3
    9. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe.mp3
    10. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan.mp3
    11. Lux Radio Theater 431220 419 Dixie.mp3
    12. Lux Radio Theater 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat.mp3
    13. Lux Radio Theater 461223 551 Do You Love Me.mp3
    14. Lux Radio Theater 510903 754 Payment On Demand.mp3
    15. Lux Radio Theater 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy.mp3
    16. Lux Radio Theater 540315 872 Jeopardy.mp3
    17. Lux Radio Theater 550531 925 Rope Of Sand.mp3
    18. Nbc University Theater Of Air 480813 003 Number One.mp3
    19. Obsession 78 Faith Is Evidence.mp3
    20. Obsession Amnesia.mp3
    21. Pwh 481205 126 009 Martins And Mccoys.mp3
    22. Rogues Gallery 470629 070 Phyllis Adrian Is Missing.mp3
    23. Saint 500917 141 Ghost That Giggled.mp3
    24. Saint 500924 142 Dossier On Doggone Dog.mp3
    25. Screen Guild Theater 460304 Getting Gerties Garter.mp3
    26. Stars Over Hollywood 540227 00 Hundred Dollar Bill.mp3
    27. Steve Canyon 480902 Fortune Of Rubies.mp3
    28. Unexpected 100 Mercy Killing Barry Sullivan.mp3
    29. Unexpected 106 Revenge Barry Sullivan.mp3
    30. Unexpected 108 Fools Silver Barry Sullivan.mp3
    31. Unexpected 110 Eavesdropper Barry Sullivan.mp3
    32. Unexpected 126 Masterpiece Barry Sullivan.mp3
    33. Unexpected 127 Two Of Kind Barry Sullivan.mp3
    34. Unexpected 130 Voodoo Night Barry Sullivan.mp3
    35. Unexpected 131 Mirage Barry Sullivan.mp3
    36. Unexpected 133 Handle With Care Barry Sullivan.mp3
    37. Unexpected Mercy Killing.mp3
    38. Your Movietown Radio Theater 480813 Three Strikes Youre Out.mp3
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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 45 min
    37 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 45 min
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    1. 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 45 minutes
    2. Cavalcade Of America 510605 Path To Stars.mp3
    3. Club Hollywood 480430 Barry Sullivan.mp3
    4. Ft 470717 023 Song For Long Road.mp3
    5. Ft 530520 319 Highway East.mp3
    6. Ft 540127 355 Cadreman.mp3
    7. Guest Star 510107 0198 Bride And Gloom.mp3
    8. Hedda Hopper Show 501231 Jean Hersholt.mp3
    9. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe.mp3
    10. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan.mp3
    11. Lux Radio Theater 431220 419 Dixie.mp3
    12. Lux Radio Theater 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat.mp3
    13. Lux Radio Theater 461223 551 Do You Love Me.mp3
    14. Lux Radio Theater 510903 754 Payment On Demand.mp3
    15. Lux Radio Theater 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy.mp3
    16. Lux Radio Theater 540315 872 Jeopardy.mp3
    17. Lux Radio Theater 550531 925 Rope Of Sand.mp3
    18. Nbc University Theater Of Air 480813 003 Number One.mp3
    19. Obsession 78 Faith Is Evidence.mp3
    20. Obsession Amnesia.mp3
    21. Pwh 481205 126 009 Martins And Mccoys.mp3
    22. Rogues Gallery 470629 070 Phyllis Adrian Is Missing.mp3
    23. Saint 500917 141 Ghost That Giggled.mp3
    24. Saint 500924 142 Dossier On Doggone Dog.mp3
    25. Screen Guild Theater 460304 Getting Gerties Garter.mp3
    26. Stars Over Hollywood 540227 00 Hundred Dollar Bill.mp3
    27. Steve Canyon 480902 Fortune Of Rubies.mp3
    28. Unexpected 100 Mercy Killing Barry Sullivan.mp3
    29. Unexpected 106 Revenge Barry Sullivan.mp3
    30. Unexpected 108 Fools Silver Barry Sullivan.mp3
    31. Unexpected 110 Eavesdropper Barry Sullivan.mp3
    32. Unexpected 126 Masterpiece Barry Sullivan.mp3
    33. Unexpected 127 Two Of Kind Barry Sullivan.mp3
    34. Unexpected 130 Voodoo Night Barry Sullivan.mp3
    35. Unexpected 131 Mirage Barry Sullivan.mp3
    36. Unexpected 133 Handle With Care Barry Sullivan.mp3
    37. Unexpected Mercy Killing.mp3
    38. Your Movietown Radio Theater 480813 Three Strikes Youre Out.mp3
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    37 recordings on 20 Audio CDs. Total playtime 17 hours, 45 min
    37 recordings on 20 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 45 min

    Barry Sullivan Disc A001

    1. Obsession 78 Faith Is Evidence
    2. Obsession Amnesia
    3. Unexpected 100 Mercy Killing Barry Sullivan

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A002

    1. Unexpected 106 Revenge Barry Sullivan
    2. Unexpected 108 Fools Silver Barry Sullivan
    3. Unexpected 110 Eavesdropper Barry Sullivan
    4. Unexpected 126 Masterpiece Barry Sullivan
    5. Unexpected 127 Two Of Kind Barry Sullivan

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A003

    1. Unexpected 130 Voodoo Night Barry Sullivan
    2. Unexpected 131 Mirage Barry Sullivan
    3. Unexpected 133 Handle With Care Barry Sullivan
    4. Unexpected Mercy Killing

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A004

    1. Lux Radio Theater 431220 419 Dixie

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A005

    1. Screen Guild Theater 460304 Getting Gerties Garter

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio Theater 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio Theater 461223 551 Do You Love Me

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A008

    1. Rogues Gallery 470629 070 Phyllis Adrian Is Missing
    2. Ft 470717 023 Song For Long Road

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A009

    1. Club Hollywood 480430 Barry Sullivan

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A010

    1. Nbc University Theater Of Air 480813 003 Number One

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A011

    1. Your Movietown Radio Theater 480813 Three Strikes Youre Out
    2. Steve Canyon 480902 Fortune Of Rubies

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A012

    1. Pwh 481205 126 009 Martins And Mccoys
    2. Saint 500917 141 Ghost That Giggled

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A013

    1. Saint 500924 142 Dossier On Doggone Dog
    2. Hedda Hopper Show 501231 Jean Hersholt

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A014

    1. Guest Star 510107 0198 Bride And Gloom
    2. Cavalcade Of America 510605 Path To Stars
    3. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A015

    1. Lux Radio Theater 510903 754 Payment On Demand
    2. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A016

    1. Ft 530520 319 Highway East

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A017

    1. Lux Radio Theater 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A018

    1. Ft 540127 355 Cadreman
    2. Stars Over Hollywood 540227 00 Hundred Dollar Bill

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A019

    1. Lux Radio Theater 540315 872 Jeopardy

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    Barry Sullivan Disc A020

    1. Lux Radio Theater 550531 925 Rope Of Sand

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