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Barbara Parkins

Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place (1964) and Valley of the Dolls (1967). After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as Wagon Train (1957) and Perry Mason (1957). She also ... See full bio »

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Peyton Place
Peyton Place Betty Anderson Cord / Betty Anderson / Betty Anderson Harrington / Betty Cord
Valley of the Dolls
Valley of the Dolls Anne Welles
Asylum Bonnie (segment: "Frozen Fear")
Shout at the Devil
Shout at the Devil Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith


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 1998 Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (TV Movie)
Annie Laurie Williams
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
Mother Box
- Apokolips... Now! (1998) ... Mother Box (voice)
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Lucy Wanamaker
- Forget Selma (1996) ... Lucy Wanamaker
 1991 Scene of the Crime (TV Series)
- Wild About Harry (1991)
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kay Weber
- The Error of Her Ways (1989) ... Kay Weber
 1988 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Candace Morgan
- But Not for Me (1988) ... Candace Morgan
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Ellen Cartwright
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Millie Constant
 1984 Katy Caterpillar
Nature (English version, voice)
 1984 Calendar Girl Murders (TV Movie)
Cleo Banks
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Eileen Weston
- Faith, Hope & Charity (1983) ... Eileen Weston
 1983 Uncommon Valor (TV Movie)
Dr. Margaret Houghton
 1982 Breakfast in Paris
Jackie Wyatt
 1981 The Manions of America (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Kent
- Part III (1981) ... Charlotte Kent
- Part II (1981) ... Charlotte Kent
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Lorna Hendricks
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) ... Lorna Hendricks
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 2 (1980) ... Lani
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 1 (1980) ... Lani
 1979 Bear Island
Judith Rubin
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Angela Adams
 1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV Movie)
Vanessa Hunt
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Marjorie Ferrier / Hilda Eaton
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- All the Young Girls (1976) ... Jenny
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
- Chapter III (1976) ... Martinique
- Chapter II (1976) ... Martinique
- Chapter I (1976) ... Martinique
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Jane Adams
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith
 1974 Born Free (TV Series)
Kim Travers
- The Devil Leopard (1974) ... Kim Travers
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... Leonie
- His Borrowed Plumes (1974) ... Leonie
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... Leonie
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... Leonie
- Recovery (1974) ... Leonie
 1974 Christina
Christina / Kay
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
Barbara Maxvill
 1972/I Asylum
Bonnie (segment: "Frozen Fear")
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Eileen Travis
- The New House (1972) ... Eileen Travis
 1971 A Taste of Evil (TV Movie)
Susan Wilcox
 1971 Puppet on a Chain
 1971 The Deadly Trap
 1971 The Mephisto Waltz
Roxanne Delancey
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Billie Kidwell / Sharon Crosley
- The Lucky Punch (1963) ... Billie Kidwell
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Sharon Crosley
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Marilee Bishop
- The Wedding Party (1963) ... Marilee Bishop
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Annie Grant
- The Soul Killer (1962) ... Annie Grant
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Paula Durham
- The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (1962) ... Paula Durham
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- Coincidence (1962) ... Bobbie
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ruth / Betty
- A Friendly Tribe (1961) ... Ruth
- We're Holding Your Son (1961) ... Betty
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Mark Miner Story (1961) ... Eve
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
- Lady Killer (1961) ... Mary
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sue Wiley
- Shadow of the Past (1961) ... Sue Wiley
 1961 20,000 Eyes
High School Girl
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Lily Dallas Story (1961) ... Girl (uncredited)
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[on why she thought Valley of the Dolls (1967) was considered a cult classic] Maybe because it is so . . . bad. See more »


She and Ed Nelson were the only two actors who appeared on the first episode of Peyton Place (1964) in 1964 and the final episode in 1969. They were the only stars who received screen credit for every episode (although not necessarily appearing in every episode) during the series' entire five-year run. See more »


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