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Barnett Parker (William Barnett Parker)

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Biography

Batley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Within the British colony of expatriate actors in Hollywood during the 1930's, Barnett Parker was among the most stereotypical. Harrowgate College-educated, straight-backed, balding and well-intoned, Parker caricatured a multitude of unctuous, stiff-upper-lip butlers, man-servants or waiters, though his performances could, at times, verge on the brink of being camp. When driven to frustration his characters commonly resorted to incoherent twitter or wild gesticulation.

Parker was trained under Marie Tempest and George Alexander in England. He first acted on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre as Wilfred Tavish in Arthur Wing Pinero's "The "Mind the Paint" Girl" in 1912. Read more...

Actor

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Character: John - Gregory's Butler

Adventure in Manhattan 1936

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Character: Lady Gaythorne's Lawyer

A Woman Rebels 1936

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Character: Jerry Jason

Broadway Melody of 1938 1937

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Character: Arthur 'Trevy' Trevelyan

Personal Property 1937

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Character: Albert, Stephan's Butler

The Emperor's Candlesticks 1937

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Character: Prince de Rohan

Marie Antoinette 1938

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Character: Whitcomb

At the Circus 1939

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Character: Thompson, Steve's Butler

One Night in the Tropics 1940

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Character: Mr. Pasley

Hit Parade of 1941 1940

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Character: Samuel Stephens

Hullabaloo 1940

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Character: George - Fred's Chauffeur

Love Thy Neighbor 1940

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Character: Quentin, the Butler

Tall, Dark and Handsome 1941

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Character: Arthur Trevelyan in 'Personal Property'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Englishman on Train

The General Died at Dawn 1936

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Character: Bekins, the Butler

She Married a Cop 1939

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