Though he lived just fifty-one years (1900-51), actor Barton Yarborough racked up an awful lot of mileage with appearances on a variety of programs. Joe Friday's partner Ben Romero on Dragnet ; Doc Long on Dragnet , and Clifford Barbour on One Man's Family : jeez, Barton, save some parts for someone else. Yarborough was born in Goldthwaite, Texas, and early on decided that he wasn't going to be a cowpoke. He ran away and joined the vaudeville circuit. Just like a computer software reviewer or recipe expert experiencing a boon with the advent of the blog, Yarborough flourished when radio was invented for him. And we're glad he did! Happy Birthday, Big B!