Date of Birth: 25 December 1902
Barton MacLane biography:
Was an outstanding college football player at Wesleyan UniversityHe played several musical instruments, including the violin, piano, and guitar. He was a published playwright and author, producing many plays, and starring in 'Black John' on Broadway.As he was the regular heavy and bad guy, juveniles started using the term "Don't give me that Barton MacLane", if they felt justly or unjustly being turned off by adults or authorities e.g. Cops, teachers and so on.Best known to the television generation as General Peterson on "I Dream of Jeannie.".