In the early 1960s, Barker was hailed as the best foreign actor in Germany.
In 1973 Lex Barker's Hollywood career seemed to gain upward momentum.
A serious war injury left him with a permanent silver plate implant over one temple.
By 1965, Barker married again, this time to Maria del Carmen Cervera, but this relationship soured quickly.
He served throughout the Second World War and rose in rank from private to major.