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Reginald Barlow

Reginald Barlow

During the Actors Equity strike of 1919 he led a parade down Broadway atop a spirited white stallion.

Entered films temporarily in 1916, and permanantly in 1931.

On the night of 10 March, 1933 Barlow was chairing a meeting of film actors concerned over a proposed pay cut when an earthquake struck Southern California. He was able to avert panic by saying in a loud authoritarian voice "If this is an earthquake I need not remind you that the safest place to be is where you are at.".

Performed on Broadway from 1904-31 (see "Other Works").

Screen, stage, and minstrel actor.



Son of Milt G. Barlow, a once famous 19th century minstrel.

Uncle of actress Violet Barlowe.

Was a veteran of the Spanish American War, the Boer War and World War One. While serving with the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Boer War he was awarded the medal of Valor for bravery under fire for rescuing his wounded captain. Serving in the US Army during the First World War he rose to the rank of colonel in command of the 304th infantry.


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