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Barbara Stanwyck (1907–1990)


Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964, after which she appeared... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Carson
- Part 4 (1983) ... Mary Carson (credit only)
- Part 3 (1983) ... Mary Carson (credit only)
- Part 2 (1983) ... Mary Carson (credit only)
- Part 1 (1983) ... Mary Carson
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Toni
- Toni's Boys (1980) ... Toni
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Geraldine Parkington
 1971 A Taste of Evil (TV Movie)
Miriam Jennings
 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie)
Abby Rayner
 1964 The Night Walker
Irene Trent
 1961-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Kate Crawley / Caroline Casteel / Maud Frazer
- The Kate Crawley Story (1964) ... Kate Crawley
- The Molly Kincaid Story (1963) ... Kate Crawley
- The Caroline Casteel Story (1962) ... Caroline Casteel
- The Maud Frazer Story (1961) ... Maud Frazer
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Irene Phillips
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Irene Phillips
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side
Jo Courtney
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Nora Holloway
- The Captain's Wife (1962) ... Nora Holloway (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Lili Parrish
- Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story (1961) ... Lili Parrish
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Dora
- A Windfall for Mom (1961) ... Dora
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Leona Butler / Regan Moore / Julie Holman / ...
- The Lone Woman (1959) ... Leona Butler
- Hang the Heart High (1959) ... Regan Moore
- Trail to Nowhere (1958) ... Julie Holman
- The Freighter (1958) ... Belle Garrison
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Barbara Stanwyck
- The McCoys Visit Hollywood (1959) ... Barbara Stanwyck (uncredited)
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Midge Varney
- Three Years Dark (1958) ... Midge Varney
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Midge Varney
- Three Dark Years (1958) ... Midge Varney
 1957 Trooper Hook
Cora Sutliff
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Irene Frazier
- Sudden Silence (1956) ... Irene Frazier
 1956 These Wilder Years
Ann Dempster
 1956 The Maverick Queen
Kit Banion
 1956 There's Always Tomorrow
Norma Miller Vale
 1954 Witness to Murder
Cheryl Draper
 1953 The Moonlighter
Rela
 1953 Blowing Wild
Marina Conway
 1953 All I Desire
Naomi Murdoch
 1951 The Man with a Cloak
Lorna Bounty
 1950 No Man of Her Own
Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon
Thelma Jordon
 1947 Variety Girl
Barbara Stanwyck
 1947 Cry Wolf
Sandra Marshall
 1947 The Other Love
Karen Duncan
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Barbara Stanwyck
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Barbara Stanwyck
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Joan Stanley (Episode 3)
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Fiona Gaylord
 1941 You Belong to Me
Helen Hunt
 1940 Remember the Night
Lee Leander
 1938 Always Goodbye
Margot Weston
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Valentine Ransome
 1937 This Is My Affair
Lil Duryea
 1937 Internes Can't Take Money
Janet Haley
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Pearl Elliott Holley
 1936 His Brother's Wife
Rita Claybourne
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Carolyn Martin
 1936 A Message to Garcia
Senorita Raphaelita Maderos
 1935 Red Salute
Drue Van Allen
 1935 The Woman in Red
Shelby Barret Wyatt
 1934 The Secret Bride
Ruth Vincent
 1934 Gambling Lady
Lady Lee
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Mary Archer Wilbrandt
 1933 Baby Face
Lily
 1932 The Purchase Price
Joan Gordon
 1932 Shopworn
Kitty
 1932 Forbidden
Lulu
 1931 The Miracle Woman
Florence Fallon
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Mrs. Frank Fay
 1931 Ten Cents a Dance
Barbara O'Neill
 1931 Illicit
Anne Vincent
 1929 Mexicali Rose
Mexicali Rose
 1927 Broadway Nights
Fan Dancer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(5/5/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Joan") in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "One Way Passage". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 88 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Barbara Stanwyck

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don't care what happened before. I don't even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing - I'll take it in those fifteen minutes. See more »

Trivia:

Her performance as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944) is ranked #58 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time list. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice See more »

Nickname:

Missy See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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