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Barbara Bel Geddes (1922–2005)


Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. Born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the daughter of noted theatrical and industrial designer ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Children's book: "I Like To Be Me." See more »

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8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

I loved the entertainment industry, but that's in the past and I don't miss it at all. See more »

Trivia:

Bel Geddes was the only cast member of the original Dallas (1978) series to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe Award. See more »

Trademark:

New York Accent. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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always remember her great 'Hitcock Presents' episode xavrush89
Rest in peace Miss Ellie marie98
Calling all Dallas Fans - Midwest cop312
Again and again. timothy8017
rip - when is the funeral? gingerraspberry
Her obit from her local paper RegF798
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