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!