Barbara Bel Geddes (1922–2005)


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Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the daughter of noted theatrical and industrial ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Vertigo Midge Wood
(1958)
Dallas Miss Ellie Ewing / Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
(1978-1990)
(1948)
Caught Leonora Eames
(1949)

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 1978-1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Miss Ellie Ewing / Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
- Three, Three, Three: Part 2 (1990) ... Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow (credit only)
- Three, Three, Three: Part 1 (1990) ... Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow (credit only)
- The Southfork Wedding Jinx (1990) ... Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
- Family Plot (1990) ... Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
- Jessica Redux (1990) ... Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
Mrs. Webb
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Maggie
- The Search (1976) ... Maggie
 1971 The Todd Killings
Mrs. Todd
 1971 Summertree
Ruth
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Molly Malone
- Sweet Molly Malone (1969) ... Molly Malone
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Inga Madison
- The Madison Equation (1969) ... Inga Madison
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Doris Gray
- Secrets (1968) ... Doris Gray
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth Halliman
- A Miracle for Margaret (1965) ... Dr. Ruth Halliman
 1961 By Love Possessed
Clarissa Winner
 1958-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sybilla Meade / Helen Brewster / Mary Maloney / ...
- Sybilla (1960) ... Sybilla Meade
- The Morning of the Bride (1959) ... Helen Brewster
- Lamb to the Slaughter (1958) ... Mary Maloney
- The Foghorn (1958) ... Lucia Clay
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
 1960 5 Branded Women
Marja
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Missy
- Payment in Full (1959) ... Missy
 1959 The Five Pennies
Willa Stutsman
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Hasty Heart (1958)
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lily Barton
- Mid-Summer (1958) ... Lily Barton
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Marcia
- Fifty Beautiful Girls (1958) ... Marcia
 1958 Vertigo
Midge Wood
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sidney Cantrell
- Rumors of Evening (1958) ... Sidney Cantrell
 1957-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Letty Grey / Charlotte Lamb
- The Desperate Age (1958) ... Letty Grey
- The Morning After (1957) ... Charlotte Lamb
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Andrews / Marcia
- French Provincial (1957) ... Mary Andrews
- Fifty Beautiful Girls (1957) ... Marcia
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Virginia Foster
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Molly Morgan
- Molly Morgan (1950) ... Molly Morgan
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Bethel Merriday
- Bethel Merriday (1950) ... Bethel Merriday
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Tracy Samantha Lord / The Second Mrs. de Winter
- The Philadelphia Story (1950) ... Tracy Samantha Lord
- Rebecca (1950) ... The Second Mrs. de Winter
 1950 Panic in the Streets
Nancy Reed
 1949 Caught
Leonora Eames
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Amy Lufton
 1948 I Remember Mama
Katrin
 1947 The Long Night
Jo Ann
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Mary, Mary. Comedy. Written by Jean Kerr. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Helen Hayes Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 30 Nov 1964- close): 8 Mar 1961- 12 Dec 1964 (1572 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Mar 1961). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Mary McKellaway"), Barry Nelson (as "Bob McKellaway"), Michael Rennie ... See more »

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Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In doing a scene with Jim Davis sitting down]: I'm so sorry, I thought I had that line off pat. See more »

Trivia:

In 1945, Bel Geddes made a splash on Broadway at 22 with her first important role, in "Deep Are the Roots," winning the New York Drama Critics Award as Best Actress. See more »

Trademark:

Soft-spoken, deep sultry voice See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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