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Barbara Bates (I) (1925–1969)

The lovely Barbara Bates, a demure but very troubled young spirit, began her career at age 19. Groomed in obscure starlet bits, it wasn't until Warner Bros. signed her up in 1947 and perpetuated an appealing girl-next-door image that things started happening for her. She was born Barbara Jane Bates, the eldest of three daughters to a postal clerk ... See full bio »


(age 43) in Denver, Colorado, USA

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 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Helen Ravenna
- The Loaded Tourist (1962) ... Helen Ravenna
 1958 Apache Territory
Jennifer Fair
 1957 Town on Trial
Elizabeth Fenner
 1956 Triple Deception
Judy Anderson
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Elaine Hilton
- Night Tune (1955) ... Elaine Hilton
 1954-1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Cathy 'Katy' Morgan / Kathy Morgan
- The Easy Chair (1955) ... Cathy 'Katy' Morgan
- Kathy Goes to New York (1955) ... Cathy 'Katy' Morgan
- Winter Sports (1955) ... Kathy Morgan
- Friendship (1955) ... Cathy 'Katy' Morgan
- Kathy's Former Boyfriend (1955) ... Cathy 'Katy' Morgan
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Marian Curtis
- The Uncle Robby Story (1955) ... Marian Curtis
 1954 Rhapsody
Effie Cahill
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Summer Dance (1953)
 1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Piney Wilson
 1951 Let's Make It Legal
Barbara Denham
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Barbara Purcell
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Jenny Brock
 1950 Quicksand
 1949 The House Across the Street
Beth Roberts
 1949 One Last Fling
June Payton
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Innkeeper's Daughter (uncredited)
 1948 June Bride
Jeanne Brinker
 1948 Johnny Belinda
Gracie Anderson (uncredited)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1948 April Showers
Barnes' Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Always Together
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Debbie Terkel
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Debbie Terkle, in 'Fabulous Joe'
 1947 Love and Learn
Barbara Wyngate (uncredited)
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Girl bly pool
 1946 Night in Paradise
Palace Maiden (uncredited)
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Girl (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Mrs. Dailey
 1945 Lady on a Train
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Salome Girl
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Every Hollywood newcomer goes through a sex school. They have regular exercises to bring out your . . . uh . . . fire. See more »


In 1945 agent Cecil Coan left his wife to marry Barbara. Despite a big age difference, they stayed married until he died from cancer in 1967. See more »

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