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Barbara Loden (1932–1980)


A one-time pin-up beauty and magazine story model, Barbara Loden studied acting in New York in the early 50s and was on the Broadway boards within the decade. She was discovered for films by legendary producer/director Elia Kazan who was impressed with what she did in a small role as Montgomery Clift's secretary in Wild River (1960). He moved her ... See full bio »

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Wanda Wanda
(1970)
Splendor in the Grass Ginny Stamper
(1961)
The Frontier Experience Delilah Fowler
(1975)
Wild River Betty Jackson
(1960)

Filmography

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 1975 The Frontier Experience (Short)
Delilah Fowler
 1973 Fade In (TV Movie)
Jean
 1970 Wanda
Wanda
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie)
Her Daughter
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Penny Sonners
- Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... Penny Sonners
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Betty Johnson
- The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted (1962) ... Betty Johnson
 1961 Splendor in the Grass
Ginny Stamper
 1960 Wild River
Betty Jackson
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Darlene
- The Hollywood Complex (1957) ... Darlene
 1952 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Series)
Regular (1956)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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The character of Gwen in her second husband Elia Kazan's best-selling 1967 novel and later film, The Arrangement (1969) , was based on her. Gwen was played by Faye Dunaway in the 1969 movie, which was a terrible flop. Ironically, Dunaway had been Loden's understudy in the 1964 Broadway production of After the Fall (1974), for which Loden won the 1964 Tony Award for best featured actress in a play... See more »

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