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Barry Dennen


Born - 22 February 1938, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 26 September 2017

Sleekly dark-haired (later balding), oval-faced star of stage musicals, chiefly known for his portrayal of Pontius Pilate in the stage and 1974 screen versions of Jesus Christ Superstar, but also remembered by London theatregoers as the emcee in the first London run of Cabaret, opposite Judi Dench. Amazingly, he found time to appear in films as well. The title role in Legend of the Juggler (1970), was followed by appearances in Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Brannigan (1974), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Rabbit Test (1978), The Shining (1980), Ragtime (1981), Trading Places (1983), Superman III (1983), Memed My Hawk (1984), Liquid Dreams (1991), Twin Sitters (1994), Titanic (1997), Manhood (2003), the shorts Simple Joys (2006) and Three Times a Lady (2010), and Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2016), his last. He died from a brain injury following a fall.