Barton MacLane was an actor, writer and singer who was born on December 25, 1902. He passed away on January 1, 1969, after appearing in over 175 films and television series. Barton played football and basketball while attending Wesleyan University, and he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Barton first played on Broadway in 1927 in a role as a district attorney in "The Trail of Mary Dugan." One of his earliest film roles was as a football player in the 1926 film "The Quarterback." Barton is known for his roles in the 1941 film "The Maltese Falcon," the 1948 Humphrey Bogart film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and the 1954 film "The Glenn Miller Story." In 1943, Barton wrote the screenplay for the film "Man of Courage." Barton made his first television appearance in 1953 and appeared in the series "Your Jeweler's Showcase." Later he also appeared in episodes of "Fireside Theatre," "Four Star Playhouse," "Studio 57" and "I Dream of Jeannie." In 1960, Barton was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.