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Barbara Loden (1932–1980)


A one-time pin-up beauty and magazine story model, Barbara Loden studied acting in New York in the early 50s and was on the Broadway boards within the decade. She was discovered for films by legendary producer/director Elia Kazan who was impressed with what she did in a small role as Montgomery Clift's secretary in Wild River (1960). He moved her ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wanda
Wanda Wanda Goronski
(1970)
Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass Ginny Stamper
(1961)
Wild River
Wild River Betty Jackson
(1960)
Fade-In
Fade-In Jean
(1968)

Filmography

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 1975 The Frontier Experience (Short)
 1970 Wanda
Wanda Goronski
 1968 Fade-In (TV Movie)
Jean
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Penny Sonners
- Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... Penny Sonners
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Betty Johnson
- The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted (1962) ... Betty Johnson
 1960 Wild River
Betty Jackson
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1952 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Series)
Regular (1956)
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Other Works:

But For Whom Charlie (1964). Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Elia Kazan. ANTA Washington Square Theatre: 12 Mar 1964- 2 Jul 1964 (47 performances/performed in repertory with After the Fall and Marco Millions). Cast: Mariclare Costello, Faye Dunaway, Salome Jens, Clinton Kimbrough, Barbara ... See more »
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The character of Gwen in her second husband Elia Kazan's best-selling 1967 novel and later film, The Arrangement (1969) , was based on her. Gwen was played by Faye Dunaway in the 1969 movie, which was a terrible flop. Ironically, Dunaway had been Loden's understudy in the 1964 Broadway production of After the Fall (1974), for which Loden won the 1964 Tony Award for best featured actress in a play... See more »

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