Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Birthday, Gene Barry!

Eighty-seven years old today. Bat Masterson. Burke's Law. Even Our Miss Brooks. But most memorably to me, the original War of the Worlds (he has a cameo in the remake), a movie that scared me to death when I was a little shaver.


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

My eight year-old was intersted in the War of the Worlds remake. I said, "Forget that." We rented the classic version, which I hadn't seen since I was about her age, and loved it.

John D. said...

The remake is good, but the 1953 version blows it away. I got the DVD for Christmas. It's one of those movies that I have to watch every month or two. Incidentally, Ann Robinson (the gal who plays Sylvia in the original) has a cameo in the remake as well.