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Binnie Barnes (1903–1998)

British-born actress who appeared in both British and American films, but who found her greatest success in Hollywood second leads. After a variety of jobs, including nurse, chorus girl and milkmaid, Barnes entered vaudeville. She appeared in more than a score of short comedies with comedian Stanley Lupino before making her feature bow in 1931. ... See full bio »

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 1963-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Maddy / Binnie Haversham
- By-Line--Jeff Stone (1966) ... Maddy
- Just a Little Wedding (1963) ... Binnie Haversham
 1954 Malaga
Frisco
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Marlowe / Beatrice
- Miss Marlowe at Play (1953) ... Miss Marlowe
- No Will of His Own (1951) ... Beatrice
 1953 Decameron Nights
Contessa de Firenze / TheCountess / Nerina the Chambermaid / ...
 1951 General Electric Guest House (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1951)
 1950 Fugitive Lady
Esther Clementi
 1949 The Masked Pirate
Queen Carolina Maria
 1949 My Own True Love
Geraldine
 1948 The Dude Goes West
Kiki Kelly
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Barbara
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Eve Floogle
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Lil Damish
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
May Heatherton
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room
Alicia Larchmont
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Aggie Dawlins
 1942 I Married an Angel
Peggy
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Violet 'Vi' Hall
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Faith Banner
 1941 New Wine
The Countess Carolinda
 1941 Tight Shoes
Sybil Ash
 1940 This Thing Called Love
Charlotte Campbell
 1939 Day-Time Wife
Blanche
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Jerry
 1939 Man About Town
Lady Arlington
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Kay Swift
 1938 Gateway
Mrs. Fay Sims
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Marilyn Joyce
 1938 Always Goodbye
Harriet Martin
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Miriam Harrington
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Claudia Weston
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X
Lady Claire Mere
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Caroline Whipple
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Donna Lyons
 1936 Magnificent Brute
Della Lane
 1936 Small Town Girl
Priscilla Hyde
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Countess Elizabeth Bartoffski
 1935 Rendezvous
Olivia
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow
Alice Vail
 1934 Forbidden Territory
Valerie Petrovna
 1934 Gift of Gab
Maid
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
Rena Sorel
 1934 The Private Life of Don Juan
Rosita, a Maid Pure and Simple
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Helene Dupont
 1934 No Escape
Myra Fengler
 1934 Nine Forty-Five
Ruth Jordan
 1934 The Silver Spoon
Lady Perivale
 1933 Their Night Out
Lola
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Lil Pickering
 1933 Counsel's Opinion
Leslie
 1933 Taxi to Paradise (Short)
Joan Melhuish
 1932 Old Spanish Customers
Carmen
 1932 Partners Please (Short)
Billie
 1932 The Last Coupon
Mrs. Meredith
 1932 Why Saps Leave Home
Peg Guinan
 1931 Out of the Blue
Rosa
 1931 Dr. Josser, K.C.
Rosa Wopp
 1931 Love Lies
Junetta
 1931 Night in Montmartre
Therese
 1923 Phonofilm
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Other Works:

She acted in Noel Coward's play, "Cavalcade," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Mary Clare, Edward Sinclair, Una O'Connor, Fred Groves, and Irene Browne in the cast. Noel Coward was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In a 1990 interview] Look at some TV series which masquerade as glamor and see how much they have fallen into cheapness and tawdriness. So you ask me if I miss the business. I have to say it just isn't there any more. I've made all the comebacks I intend to, thanks very much! See more »

Trivia:

She and her husband are buried alongside Joe E. Brown in his grave site in Forest Lawn in Glendale, California. See more »

Nickname:

Texas Binnie Barnes

Star Sign:

Aries

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