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Barbara Nichols (I) (1928–1976)


She was the archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with a highly distinctive scratchy voice. Barbara Nichols started life as Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens, New York on December 10, 1928, and grew up on Long Island. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, the dame with the shapely frame changed her reddish-brown hair to platinum ... See full bio »

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 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Marie Antionette
- Blue Christmas (1974) ... Marie Antionette
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Ginger
- Details (1974) ... Ginger
 1974 The Photographer
Mrs. Wilde
 1971-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Elizabeth Mitchell / Janice Walker / Ginger Stephens
- West Valley Division (1973) ... Elizabeth Mitchell
- The Vendetta (1972) ... Janice Walker
- Truant (1971) ... Ginger Stephens
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Sadie
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Gladys (segment "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon")
- Love and the Contact Lens/Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon/Love and the Motel Mixup (1971) ... Gladys (segment "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon")
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hollister
- Have I Got a Fellow for You! (1971) ... Mrs. Hollister
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Effie
- Greener Pastures (1971) ... Effie
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Betsy
 1968 The Power
Flora
 1967 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Kitty - Big Sam's Moll
- The Honeymooners: Two Faces of Ralph Kramden (1967) ... Kitty - Big Sam's Moll
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Ida Martz
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... Ida Martz
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Wanda
 1966 The Swinger
Blossom LaTour
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Maid Marilyn
- Walk the Straight and Narrow (1966) ... Maid Marilyn
- Shoot a Crooked Arrow (1966) ... Maid Marilyn
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Bessie
- The Night of the Whirring Death (1966) ... Bessie
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Princess
- A Question of Discipline (1965) ... Princess
 1965 The Human Duplicators
Gale Wilson
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Miss Marlowe
 1964 Looking for Love
Gaye Swinger
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Mamie
- The Day of the Dark Deeds (1964) ... Mamie
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Hilts
- My Enemy, This Town (1964) ... Ann Hilts
 1963 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Chickadee Laverne
- Chickadee Returns (1963) ... Chickadee Laverne
- Jethro's First Love (1963) ... Chickadee Laverne
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Wilma Bryan
- Grindl, Witness for the Defense (1963) ... Wilma Bryan
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Ginny
- Isn't It a Lovely View (1963) ... Ginny
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Barbara Adams
- All About Barbara (1963) ... Barbara Adams
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Marie
- Has Anyone Seen Eddie? (1963) ... Marie
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Willy Simms
- Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks (1963) ... Willy Simms
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Bunny Easter
- No Strings Attached (1962) ... Bunny Easter
 1962 House of Women
Candy Kane
 1961 The George Raft Story
Texas Guinan
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Lorraine Hadley
- House Guest (1961) ... Lorraine Hadley
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series)
Kitty
- Kitty (1961) ... Kitty
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Abby Landis
- Duty Date (1961) ... Abby Landis
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Topaz McQuuen
- Marriage Can Be Fatal (1961) ... Topaz McQuuen
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Leslie Blaine
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... Leslie Blaine
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Liz Powell
- Twenty Two (1961) ... Liz Powell
 1960 Where the Boys Are
Lola Fandango
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Sadie Wren
- A Time to Run (1960) ... Sadie Wren
 1960 Who Was That Lady?
Gloria Coogle
 1958-1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Gertie - Bolivar's Girlfriend / Gert - Bolivar's Girlfriend / Myrtle - Bolivar's Girlfriend
- Bolivar and the Roaring Twenties (1960) ... Gert - Bolivar's Girlfriend
- Bolivar the Songwriter (1959) ... Myrtle - Bolivar's Girlfriend
- Bolivar - the Quiz Champ (1958) ... Gertie - Bolivar's Girlfriend
- Bolivar Gets Amnesia (1958) ... Gertie - Bolivar's Girlfriend
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1959)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Brandy La France / Brandy LaFrance
- The Empty Chair (1959) ... Brandy La France
- Pilot (1959) ... Brandy LaFrance
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Gladys Slade
- The Politician (1959) ... Gladys Slade
 1959 That Kind of Woman
Jane
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Mayme Radzevitch
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Brandy LaFrance
- The Untouchables: Part 2 (1959) ... Brandy LaFrance
- The Untouchables: Part 1 (1959) ... Brandy LaFrance
 1959 The Scarface Mob (TV Movie)
Brandy LaFrance
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Stripper Rita Fayne / Jeri
- The Case of the Baggy Pants (1959) ... Stripper Rita Fayne
- Unwelcome Alibi (1957) ... Jeri
 1958 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode dated 19 November 1958 (1958) ... Guest
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Star (1958)
 1956-1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Marian Billington / Sheila
- Bob and the Dumb Blonde (1958) ... Marian Billington
- Bob and Schultzy Reunite (1958) ... Marian Billington
- The Con Man (1956) ... Sheila
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Mildred Croft
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Dale Benson
- The Push-Button Giant (1958) ... Dale Benson
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Stella
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Miss Kim O'Day
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... Miss Kim O'Day
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
Ginger / Ginger the Model
- Make Mine Marriage (1958) ... Ginger
- Love That Foreign Sports Car (1958) ... Ginger
- Bess of the Bowery (1958) ... Ginger
- Two for the Money (1958) ... Ginger
- Kid Stuff (1958) ... Ginger
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Blanche
- The Third Rider (1958) ... Blanche
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Pal Joey
Gladys
 1957 The Pajama Game
Poopsie
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Vivian Valentine
- The Glamour Girl (1957) ... Vivian Valentine
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Birdie McDade
 1956 The Wild Party
Sandy
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Dolly Moore
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Caroline Cabot
- The Return of Caroline (1956) ... Caroline Cabot
- Glamour Doll (1956) ... Caroline Cabot
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Arlene Parker nee Witchy
 1956 Manfish
Mimi
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Rosie
- Double Cross (1956) ... Rosie
 1955 Danger (TV Series)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Bar Patron / Party Flirt / Bobsey Baxter
- Fred Allen's Sketchbook (1954) ... Bar Patron / Party Flirt / Bobsey Baxter
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
- Heart of a Clown (1954)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Bridie
- Good for You (1954) ... Bridie
 1954 River of No Return
Blonde Dancer (uncredited)
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
First Pretty Girl
- Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953) ... First Pretty Girl
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Pal Joey" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't care if I never play "The Brothers Karamazov"!

Trivia:

Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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