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Barbara Dana

Barbara Dana was born on December 28, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The In-Laws (1979), Daughter of the Mind (1969) and Popi (1969). She was previously married to Alan Arkin. See full bio »

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The In-Laws
The In-Laws Bank Teller
Daughter of the Mind
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 2011 The Talk Man
 2006 Raising Flagg
Ada Purdy
 2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mrs. Howell
- America, Inc. (2006) ... Mrs. Howell
 2005 Our National Parks (Short)
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Veterinarian Tech Carol
- Lust (2002) ... Veterinarian Tech Carol
 1988 Necessary Parties (TV Movie)
 1987 Harry (TV Series)
Dr. Sandy Clifton
- Harry's Big Night (1987) ... Dr. Sandy Clifton
- Rebel with Sort of a Cause (1987) ... Dr. Sandy Clifton
- Mr. Imperfect (1987) ... Dr. Sandy Clifton
- The Great Rat Race (1987) ... Dr. Sandy Clifton
- This Is the Army, Mr. Porschak (1987) ... Dr. Sandy Clifton
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ada Purdy
- A Matter of Principle (1984) ... Ada Purdy
 1979 The In-Laws
Bank Teller
 1978 The Other Side of Hell (TV Movie)
Louise Dole
 1977 Fire Sale
 1975 The Wrong Damn Film
Donna Compere
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- June Moon (1974) ... Edna
 1970-1971 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode #2.68 (1971) ... Phyllis
- Episode #2.32 (1970) ... Phyllis
- Episode #2.27 (1970) ... Phyllis
- Episode 131 (1970) ... Phyllis
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Esther Neily
- The Combatants (1970) ... Esther Neily
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Tina Cryder
 1969 The Monitors
Woman in Monitors Commercial
 1969 Popi
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Nun (uncredited)
 1968 P.J.
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Betty Jo Unger
- End of the Line (1965) ... Betty Jo Unger
 1959-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Barbara Wheeler / Laura Vining
- The Soldier Ran Away (1963) ... Barbara Wheeler
- Whisper of Evil (1959) ... Laura Vining
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Lucy Colman
- Circle of Choice (1963) ... Lucy Colman
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Beverly
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Ann Lander
- Verdict of 12 (1962) ... Ann Lander
 1961 Special for Women: The Glamour Trap (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- A Clearing in the Woods (1961) ... Nora
- The Grass Harp (1960)
 1959 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
- A Study in Death (1959)
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