Appeared in a sitcom pilot from CBS called "Houseboat". It starred Arthur Hill
as a widowed newspaper reporter who lives on a houseboat with his three kids and beautiful young housekeeper.
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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[asked, as a former showgirl, why so many millionaires wind up marrying showgirls] Millionaires like to have their money's worth, and showgirls know how to make them think they're getting it.
After Bea Benaderet
proved unavailable, Barbara was seriously considered for the part of "Ethel Mertz" on her friend Lucille Ball
's classic sitcom I Love Lucy
(1951), two years after Barbara's husband was killed. However, by this time the depressed Barbara had developed a chronic alcohol problem. With William Frawley
--whose fondness for the bottle was legendary--already cast as "Fred Mertz", ...
The Fisher Body Girl