Gender
Male
Born
Jul 16, 1915
Bedford Hills, New York, USA
Died
Jul 11, 2006
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Relations
Father of
Doug Hughes
Husband of
Helen Stenborg (1950 - 2006), his death
Comments
Biography: Barnard Hughes was born Bernard Aloysius Kiernan Hughes on July 16, 1915 in Bedford Hills, New York to Marcella "Madge" and Owen Hughes. He attended La Salle Academy and Manhattan College. He joined the Shakespeare Fellowship Repertory company in New York City for two years. He served in the army during World War II. He met his wife, Helen Stenborg, in 1946 while rehearsing a show called "Laugh That Off" to be performed at military hospitals. They appeared together on Broadway in Hughs's last show, Waiting in the Wings. They had two children: director Doug Hughes and actress Laura Hughes.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Lost Boys," "TRON," "Midnight Cowboy," "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit," "Doc Hollywood," "The Odd Couple II," "Sisters," "Oh, God!," and "Cradle Will Rock." Television credits include: "The Love Boat," "All in the Family," "Blossom," "As the World Turns," "Homicide: Life on the Street," and "Dark Shadows."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for "Lou Grant" in 1978.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 12, 2006.
Waiting in the Wings (Dec 16, 1999 - May 28, 2000)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Osgood Meeker]
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Prelude to a Kiss (May 01, 1990 - May 19, 1991)
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes
    • Old Man - (Apr 29, 1990 - Jan 17, 1991)
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The Iceman Cometh (Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Harry Hope]
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End of the World (May 06, 1984 - Jun 02, 1984)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Philip Stone]
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Angels Fall (Jan 22, 1983 - Mar 13, 1983)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Father William Doherty]
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Da (May 01, 1978 - Jan 01, 1980)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Da]
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All Over Town (Dec 29, 1974 - Jul 20, 1975)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Dr. Lionel Morris]
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The Good Doctor (Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes
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    • Performer - Replacement
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Uncle Vanya (Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov]
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Much Ado About Nothing (Nov 11, 1972 - Feb 11, 1973)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Dogberry]
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Abelard and Heloise (Mar 10, 1971 - Apr 24, 1971)
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [Fulbert]
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Sheep on the Runway (Jan 31, 1970 - May 02, 1970)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [General Fitzhugh]
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The Wrong Way Light Bulb (Mar 04, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Judge Belknap]
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How Now, Dow Jones (Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes
    • Senator McFetridge -
    • Wingate - Replacement (Mar 04, 1968 - ?)
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I Was Dancing (Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Father Frank Feeley]
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Hamlet (Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964)
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Claudius]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [Marcellus, Priest]
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Nobody Loves an Albatross (Dec 19, 1963 - Jun 20, 1964)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Bert Howell]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Mike Harper, Victor Talsey]
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The Advocate (Oct 14, 1963 - Oct 19, 1963)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [The Governor]
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Advise and Consent (Nov 17, 1960 - May 20, 1961)
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Orrin Knox]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [August]
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A Majority of One (Feb 16, 1959 - Jun 25, 1960)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Captain Norcross]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Koichi Asano]
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Dinosaur Wharf (Nov 08, 1951 - Nov 10, 1951)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Clancy]
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The Ivy Green (Apr 05, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Martin]
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Please, Mrs. Garibaldi (Mar 16, 1939 - Mar 1939)
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Joe Garibaldi]
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Da (Sep 10, 1979 - Jun 28, 1980)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Da]
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V.I.P. Night on Broadway (Apr 22, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979)
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes
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Tony Award®

Best Actor in Play

1978 | Winner  | Da
Starring: Barnard Hughes
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1973 | Nominee  | Much Ado About Nothing
Starring: Barnard Hughes

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

2000 | Recipient
Barnard Hughes (Lifetime Achievement)

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1978 | Winner  | Da
Starring: Barnard Hughes

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