Barney Furey

Active - 1921 - 1937  |   Born - Sep 7, 1886   |   Died - Jan 18, 1938   |   Genres - Western, Action

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

With Biograph and Selig from the early 1910s, skinny, sneaky-looking Barney Furey actually began his screen career playing leads. By the 1920s, however, he had already established himself as Hollywood's favorite "rat-fink," playing unscrupulous characters (sometimes comically so) in scores of programmers. He weathered the transition to sound in fine style and continued to appear in low-budget Westerns until his death from a liver disease.

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