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Lex Barker
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Birth Date:May 8, 1919
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Died Date:May 11, 1973

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Lex Barker

Biography:Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. in Rye, New York and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1938.

He is best known as the tenth actor to play Tarzan in the movies, and starred in nearly thirty movies in the 1940s and 1950s. During this time he enlisted to fight in World War II and eventually rose to the rank of Major.

In 1957, as he found it harder and harder to find work in American films, Lex moved to Europe and found popularity and starred in over forty European films, including two movies based on the novels by Italian author Emilio Salgari (1862-1911).

But it was in Germany where he would have his greatest success. There he starred in two movies based on the Doctor Mabuse-stories (formerly filmed by Fritz Lang) and in 13 movies based on novels by German author Karl May (1842-1912). There he was playing the characters of Old Shatterhand, Kara Ben Nemsi and Dr. Sternau.

He even recorded a single with the composer of some of the Karl-May-movie-soundtracks, Martin Böttcher, in German language. The tracks are named " Ich bin morgen auf dem Weg zu dir" (I'll be on the way to you tomorrow) and "Mädchen in Samt und Seide" (Girls in Velvet and Silk), the last one is said to have been very much liked by elderly ladies at that time. (The co-star in some of Barker's Karl-May-movies, French actor Pierre Brice, also recorded in German language and even managed to get some CDs of his own.)

In 1966 Barker was awarded with the "Bambi Award" as "Best Foreign Actor" in Germany.

Barker's third wife, Lana Turner ordered Barker out of their home one night at gunpoint after Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane, accused him of molesting her.

He married five times:

Constanze Thurlow (1942 - 1950) (divorced) Arlene Dahl (1951 - 1952) (divorced) Lana Turner (8 September 1953 - July 22, 1957) (divorced) Irene Labhardt (1957 - 1962) (marriage ended at her death) Maria del Carmen "Tita" Cervera (1965 - 1972) (divorce not valid, marriage ended with his death), who later became the fifth and final wife of billionaire Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza He was engaged at the time of his death to actress Karen Kondazian.

Barker continued to work in films until his last appearance in 1967's Woman Times Seven.

He died three days after his 54th birthday of a heart attack in New York City. His son, Christopher Barker, also became an actor.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Chinese Horoscope for Lex Barker
Includes characteristics and Vices
Lex Barker's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 01, 1919 - February 19, 1920
Birthday: May 8, 1919

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Lex Barker's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: May 8, 1919

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Lex Barker's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: May 8, 2017

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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