Horror History: George Barrows

georgebarrowsGeorge Barrows
Born Feb. 7th, 1914 – Died Oct. 17th, 1994

George Barrows is most known for the roles he played where you didn’t even see his face. He was one of those ‘guys in a gorilla suit’. But not just that, he was one of the BEST in that league, appearing in tons of movies and TV shows as a gorilla. Barrows actually had made his own suit, and spent quite a bit of time studying real gorillas to get their movements down. Of course, one of his most famous roles was that in the the 1953 film Robot Monster.

George-Barrows-Addams-Family-1He also appeared in plenty of shows and movies in small bit parts, as well as working as a stuntman. He is one of those “men in suit” guys that never received proper screen credit for the hard work that they did over the years, only because they were hidden underneath their costume. This is something that needs to be changed.

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