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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)
The Frontier Experience
The Frontier Experience Delilah Fowler
(1975)

Filmography

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 1975 The Frontier Experience (Short)
Delilah Fowler
 1970 Wanda
Wanda Goronski
 1968 Fade-In (TV Movie)
Jean
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie)
Her Daughter
 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
 1961 Splendor in the Grass
Ginny Stamper
 1960 Wild River
Betty Jackson
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Darlene DelRay
- The Hollywood Complex (1957) ... Darlene DelRay
 1952 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Series)
Regular (1956)
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She was cast as Beverly Abbott in The Swimmer (1968), a crucial part in that she has had an affair with the title character, played by Burt Lancaster. According to multiple biographies of Lancaster, Loden's performance overshadowed him in the scene, which was shot in 1966 by Frank Perry, who is credited as the director on the film. Lancaster was dissatisfied and had the role recast with Janice ... See more »

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