Eugene Klass

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Eugene Klass was born in New York City, New York back in 1919 to Martin and Eva.  He attended New Utrecht High School.  He later attended the Chatham Square School of music due to a scholarship awarded to him for his vocal ability.  After graduation he made his way to Broadway as Captain Paul Duval in the 1942 revival of The new Moon. 

By 1951, he was hired in the role of Dr. Frank Addison and as they say the rest is history. From 1958-1961 he was the star in a TV role about a real-life U.S. Marshal, gambler and gunman.  More on that in a moment.  His next TV series was from 1963-1965, where he won the golden Globe Award.  He died in 2009, he was 90.

While you may not recognize the name Eugene Klass, if you’re old enough surely, you’ll recognize his stage name Gene Barry. 

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Comments (19)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not heard of this man before today but I am sure my Dad is familiar with him since he enjoys those types of shows.

Feb 21, 2021 04:08 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

I loved watching him.  He played a very classy lawman.

Feb 21, 2021 04:28 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Feb 21, 2021 04:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... I'm certainly dating myself... I remember Gene Barry! A staple of my choldhood. My mother's name was Eugenie and she was also born in 1919. But she was not famous.

Feb 21, 2021 04:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

She is famous in my book Nina Hollander , after all, she gave birth to a Goddess.

Feb 21, 2021 02:25 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I loved Bat Masterson! He was a classy charictor James Dray . Thank you for the reminder of Gene Barry.

Feb 21, 2021 05:17 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

With as many gray and white hairs as I have, yes I do know him by his stage name.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 21, 2021 05:29 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I didn't remember the name, but I recognized the face that Barbara Todaro posted!

Feb 21, 2021 05:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello James - I remember Gene Barry.  By the time, I was old enough to recognize the name, the word suave was not yet in my vocabulary but that's the image that comes to mind.   

Feb 21, 2021 06:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Feb 21, 2021 06:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I remember Gene Barry, and oddly enough my father was born in 1919, same as Nina Hollander 's mother.   He was the epitome of "suave" and "debonair!"  A

Feb 21, 2021 06:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Gene Barry played some great roles. He was must see TV. Enjoy your day!

Feb 21, 2021 07:44 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray I was just watching Gene Barry recently in an old Columbo rerun.

Feb 21, 2021 07:51 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - I do recognize the name although I don't recall watching the shows.

Feb 21, 2021 09:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I certainly recognized the stage name but the rest was pretty much new information.

Feb 21, 2021 10:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- I was never a huge fan of westerns but I did love watching Bat Masterson!!!!! I think Nina Hollander and I grew up at the same time. 

Feb 21, 2021 02:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I often wonder how personalities come up with their stage names and why James Dray 

Feb 22, 2021 09:10 AM
James Dray

Sometimes I wonder also, Sir Paul

Feb 22, 2021 12:44 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I thought Gene barry was great - at least he got to keep his first name.

Feb 23, 2021 04:58 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

Never heard of the guy & never seen any of his shows. If he got to be 90, he did alright.

Mar 08, 2021 09:19 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Gene Barry was a prolific actor, acting in many movies and television shows. My family greatly enjoyed watching him in Bat Masterson.

Sep 05, 2021 04:08 PM