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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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 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'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)
- 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
 1953 Blowing Wild
Marina Conway
 1953 All I Desire
Naomi Murdoch
 1951 The Man with a Cloak
Lorna Bounty
 1947 Variety Girl
Barbara Stanwyck
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Barbara Stanwyck
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Barbara Stanwyck
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Joan Stanley (Episode 3)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Helen Hunt
 1938 Always Goodbye
Margot Weston
 1937 This Is My Affair
Lil Duryea
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Pearl Elliott Holley
 1936 A Message to Garcia
Senorita Raphaelita Maderos
 1934 The Secret Bride
Ruth Vincent
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Mary Archer Wilbrandt
 1933 Baby Face
 1932 Shopworn
 1932 Forbidden
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Mrs. Frank Fay
 1931 Ten Cents a Dance
Barbara O'Neill
 1929 Mexicali Rose
Mexicali Rose
 1927 Broadway Nights
Fan Dancer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Phyllis Dietrichson") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "Double Indemnity". See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 88 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Miss Barbara Stanwyck


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[Referring to director Frank Capra] Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, it's nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes! See more »


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