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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 November 1903London, England, UK
Date of Death 10 April 1989Marbella, Spain
Birth NameIna Florence Marshman Bell,
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joan Barry was born in 1903. At the age of 15 she had her first small part in "Luck of the Navy". Some of her talking pictures were: "Head Waiter", A Man of Mayfair (1931) and Rome Express (1932), while her her first title role was in the film Sally Bishop (1932).

Joan is likely to be remembered best for the uncredited role as the voice of Anny Ondra in the first British Talkie Blackmail (1929) - directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She worked with him again in East of Shanghai (1931). Joan Barry retired from the business in 1934 instead choosing marriage and motherhood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Pollard

Spouse (1)

Henry Frederic Tiarks III (3 October 1936 - 10 April 1989) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

She had two children with her only husband, Henry Frederic Tiarks III, a wealthy merchant banker. A daughter, Henrietta Joan Tiarks and a son, Edward Henry Tiarks who died when he was only six months old in 1943.
Joan Barry's daughter, Henrietta Joan Tiarks, became a successful model who later married Henry Robin Ian Russell, then the Marquess of Tavistock or the 14th Duke of Bedford, where she became the Dowager Duchess of Bedford.
Joan Barry's grandson, Andrew Ian Henry Russell, is presently the 15th Duke of Bedford, though he was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

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