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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameMildred Fogel
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Bain was born in Chicago, graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She then relocated to New York City where she gained work as a dancer and high-fashion model. Ms. Bain studied with Martha Graham, permanently cementing her love of dance; however, it was with Lee Strasberg at the prestigious Actors Studio that she discovered her true first love - acting. She is probably best known for her work in the landmark television series Mission: Impossible (1966), created by Bruce Geller, where she created the pivotal role of Impossible Missions Force Agent "Cinnamon Carter", and, in the process, became the first actress in the history of television to receive three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Dramatic Actress. Ms. Bain followed with the role of "Dr. Helena Russell" in the now classic British syndicated science fiction television series Space: 1999 (1975), created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson. Her stage work has garnered her Los Angeles Critic's Circle and DramaLogue Awards for her work on Arthur Kopit's "Wings", Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days" and Eugène Ionesco's "The Chairs". Ms. Bain has worked on behalf of numerous charitable causes and is the founder of the Screen Actors Guild's "BookPals" Program which currently has some 300 of her colleagues reading to children in Los Angeles schools. Following the success of the program there, she helped the program to develop in other major cities throughout North America.

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Spouse (1)

Martin Landau (31 January 1957 - 1993) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

The first actress in the history of television to be awarded three consecutive Emmy Awards (1967, 1968, 1969).
Presented with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" Award by actor Kurtwood Smith on "The Big Spin" show on December 18, 2004. The award was for creating an all-volunteer literacy program called "Bookpals" twelve years ago that has now expanded to 21 cities, where over 100,000 children are currently read to each week.
Best remembered by the public for her role as Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible (1966).
Took classes with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, where she met her future husband, Martin Landau. The couple married in 1957 and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, California.
Studied dance under Martha Graham and worked as a fashion model after moving to New York City.
Received her Bachelor's degree in sociology the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mother-in-law of Roy Finch.
Is a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio.
Both she and her husband Martin Landau starred on Mission: Impossible (1966) and Space: 1999 (1975).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 28, 2016.
As of August 2012 was residing in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

I had a long experience with marriage, half good and half not so good. So it's enough.

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