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Walter Barnes

Walter Barnes

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1918-01-26 · Deathday: 1998-01-06 (79 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Rennert, North Carolina, USA

40 Movies · 17 TV shows

Biography

Walter Lee Barnes (January 26, 1918 – January 6, 1998) was an American football player and actor. He played professional football as a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles and college football at Louisiana State University. Barnes was an actor in both American and European films. He appeared in several films with John Wayne, Lex Barker, and Clint Eastwood.

Career

Barnes earned his nickname of "Piggy" from catching a piglet when a boy. Playing football at Parkersburg High School, he was on the unbeaten 1938 team and played in the 1939 North-South Game. Following military service in the United States Army in World War II as a sergeant, Barnes enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he became not only a football player but a college weightlifting champion. Following graduation he joined the Philadelphia Eagles football team as a guard before retiring and becoming a coach of football teams of Columbia University and Arizona State University. While playing for the Eagles, Barnes made time to help his alma mater, LSU, by spying on the practices of the Oklahoma Sooners team prior to the 1950 Sugar Bowl. After being caught by members of the Oklahoma football staff and Biloxi, Mississippi residents, Barnes fled to hide in the house of a former LSU teammate, Elbert Manuel. Both Barnes and Manuel refused Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson's offer to present themselves for identification to clear their names. The spying incident had little to do with the outcome of the game, as Oklahoma beat LSU easily, 35–0.Barnes was inducted into the Coaches' Association Hall in June 2010.

Movies & TV shows

1985.

2 TV shows

1981.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1980.

1 Movie

1978.

2 Movies

1977.

2 Movies

1976.

1 Movie

1975.

1 Movie

1973.

3 Movies

1972.

1 TV show

1971.

1 TV show

1969.

2 Movies

1968.

3 Movies

1967.

4 Movies · 1 TV show

1966.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

1965.

3 Movies

1964.

1 Movie

1963.

4 Movies

1962.

1 Movie

1961.

4 Movies

1960.

1 Movie

1959.

2 Movies

1958.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

1957.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows

1956.

1 TV show

1955.

2 TV shows

1953.

1 TV show
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