Barnard Hughes

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Bernard Aloysius Kiernan "Barnard" Hughes (born July 16, 1915 in Bedford Hills , New York , † July 11, 2006 in New York City , New York) was an American actor .


Hughes graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. His acting career began in 1934 on the advice of a friend. Until then, he worked as a dock controller in New York City Harbor, as a salesman for Macy’s and as an unskilled worker on Wall Street . Hughes mostly played supporting roles alongside Richard Burton , Robert Preston , George C. Scott , Alfred Drake , Lillian Gish , Christopher Plummer , Lauren Bacall , Alec Baldwin , Nicol Williamson , Bill Murray , Glenn Close , Kiefer Sutherland , Michael J. Fox , Jon Voight , Vanessa Redgrave , Rosemary Harris , Walter Matthau and Whoopi Goldberg . In total he was seen in around 100 film and television productions.

Private life

Barnard Hughes was married to actress Helen Stenborg and was the father of Laura Hughes and Doug Hughes .

He died on July 11, 2006 at the age of 90 after a brief illness in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

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