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Barbara McNair (1934–2007)


Popular African-American vocalist and entertainer Barbara McNair dazzled audiences with her singing prowess and exceptional beauty for well over four decades until her death on February 4, 2007 of throat cancer in Los Angeles. The Chicago-born entertainer and one-time secretary was raised in Racine, Wisconsin, one of five children born to Horace ... See full bio »

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Known For

Change of Habit
Change of Habit Sister Irene
(1969)
I Spy
I Spy Leona
(1967)
The Organization
The Organization Valerie Tibbs
(1971)

Filmography

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 1996 Neon Signs
Grace
 1990 Fatal Charm (Video)
English Teacher
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
Jeri
- Al's First Date (1986) ... Jeri
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
- One Ball (1985)
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
Marion
- Pilot (1984) ... Marion
 1984 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Yvonne McBride
- George's Old Girlfriend (1984) ... Yvonne McBride
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Beverly
- Lady Ice (1978) ... Beverly
- Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) ... Beverly
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Martha Wallace
- Sixth Sense (1978) ... Martha Wallace
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Jena Cole
- Imitation (1973) ... Jena Cole
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Amanda
- The Connection (1972) ... Amanda
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Lee Richards
- An Elementary Case of Murder (1972) ... Lee Richards
 1971 The Organization
Valerie Tibbs
 1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Celeste
- Lire from Heaven (1970) ... Celeste
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Valerie Tibbs
 1969 Change of Habit
Sister Irene
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Donna Travers
 1969 Venus in Furs
Rita
 1969 Stiletto
Ahn Dessie
 1967 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Kumasa / Carol Dukes
- Is General Hammerschlag Burning? (1967) ... Kumasa / Carol Dukes
 1967 Spotlight (TV Series)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Leona
- Night Train to Madrid (1967) ... Leona
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mareema Kamba
- The Elusive Dik-Dik (1964) ... Mareema Kamba
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Sarah Packsey
- Who Is to Say the Battle Is to Be Fought? (1964) ... Sarah Packsey
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Graduation Singer (uncredited)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Aunt Bettina (1984)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "No Strings" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rick & Barbara

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Lenny Bruce used to say about me that I was a Caucasian, that someone took a paintbrush and painted me brown. White people are not aware that Negroes look all kinds of different ways. See more »

Trivia:

Mafia boss-turned-FBI-informant Aladena Fratianno (aka "Jimmy the Weasel") wrote in his book, "The Last Mafioso", that McNair's late husband, Rick Manzie, was a Mafia associate who tried to put a contract on the life of a mob-associated tax attorney with whom he had a legal dispute, but he was murdered in 1976 before the contract was fulfilled. See more »

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