Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Barry's Literary Work

My uncle, at one point in his life, wrote a pilot intended to become a TV series. The script, he named "Our Days At M.A.D.". His work was stolen, and turned into the movie "Fame". Chris Gore was possibly the man who stole the idea. Fame was basically the story of Our Days At M.A.D., only with the character names changed and perhaps other small alterations. Barry, along with his agent, Ruth Webb, proceeded to recover the script before it became a movie. They were unsuccessful, mainly because Barry was getting sick at the time with AIDS. Of course, at that time, no one knew really that AIDS existed. One day I will pursue Fame somehow and make Our Days At M.A.D. a TV series once and for all. The only problem with pursuing Fame, is that Chris Gore is dead. Barry is dead.
If anyone that views this site knows anything helpful concerning Barry or Fame, feel free to comment!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Barry Robins "Fun Facts"

Birth: January 12, 1945
Death: April 1, 1986
Interests: Cooking, Travel, Classical Music, Opera (he liked this especially), Vedanta, Horses, Dialects
Favorite Food: Sponge Cake (Made by his Aunt Lilly)
Major Appearances In The Media: Bless the Beasts & Children (as John Cotton) Actor (As as a 14-year-old Munya), Columbo (Episode: A Case of Immunity, as The King), The Virginia Graham Show (as Himself), The Rat Patrol (as Ben Nafi), The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (as Chico) The King and I (At Lincoln Center, as The Crowned Prince)
Barry was really good at speaking in different accents, and studied the concept. He could speak in many accents, including: British, French, German, Latino, Asian, Italian, and many others

If anyone knows anything about Barry, please let me know via comment, I would be more than happy to add it onto this blog! :)

The Great Brooklynite Actor

Barry Robins, Jan 12, 1945 - Apr 1, 1986, was (and truly still is) a famous actor. A man of pure talent, he starred in movies, including Stanley Kramer's production of "Bless the Beasts & Children", was a brilliant pianist, an excellent writer, and yes, Barry WAS on Broadway. His works should never be forgotten. After Barry's unfortunate death in 1986, his fame began to diminish, and now there are few people I know who have ever heard of the actor Barry Robins. I will do my best to bring back the memory of this amazing person, and as his nephew, perhaps follow up in his dreams. My name is Asher Edelson, and this is the Barry Robins website.