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John Wadsworth Barnes, American Director, writer. John Barnes week long showing of films Institutio Mexicano Norte Americano De Relaciones Culturales, 1966, series of weekly screenings of films Ciné 16, San Jose, California, 1997-1998; several films named to National Archives.


Barnes, John Wadsworth was born on March 25, 1920 in Belford, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edward Crosby and Dorothy M. (Leek) Barnes.


Diploma, Monmouth Junior College, Long Branch, New Jersey, 1939; student, University Chicago, 1939-1942.


Editor, Trend, a literary magazine, Chicago, 1941-1942; writer, director, Columbia Broadcasting System, Chicago, 1942-1946; editor Together, The Urban League, Chicago, 1947; freelance writer, 1948-1950; writer, director, producer, Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Wilmette, Illinois, 1951-1955; writer, director, producer, Encyclopedia Britannica Films, London, 1955-1963; writer, director, producer, Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Rome, 1963-1965; executive producer, New York Film Unit, Encyclopedia Britannica Ednl. Corporation, New York City, 1965-1973; president, John Barnes Prodns., New York City, since 1973. Board directors National Shakespeare Company.

New York City; Shakespeare advisory board ColonialTheatre, Westerly, Rhode Island.



Board of Governors St. Ann's School, Brooklyn, 1970-1975. President Brooklyn Heights Music Society, Brooklyn, 1985-1988, president emeritus, since 1988. Member The Dramatists Guild, Inc.


Son of Edward Crosby and Dorothy M. (Leek) B. M. Joan Waddell, September 5, 1942 (divorced January 1952). M. Jeanne Leah Weinstein, June 6, 1953.

Children: Joshua Edward, Judith Ann, Ezra David.

Edward Crosby Barnes

Dorothy M. (Leek) Barnes

Jeanne Leah Weinstein

Joan Waddell

Judith Ann Barnes

Ezra David Barnes

Joshua Edward Barnes