On this day in 1900 was born a rough-and-ready jack of all trades, Barton Yarborough. He was one of the warhorses who put together a very long career on radio show after radio show, playing a wide variety of characters. Perhaps not one to garner the fame and glory, Yarborough turned in a long-term performance on One Man's Family and also contributed to I Love a Mystery, Adventures By Morse, and Dragnet.
He died at just 51, causing his characters to be written out of both One Man's Family and Dragnet.
Here at oldradio.org, we love to salute the character actors who helped make our favorite shows so entertaining. Happy birthday, Barton!