Barbara O'Neil (1910–1980)


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Barbara O'Neil was an American actress, mostly remembered for playing Ellen O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" (1939). She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress . O'Neil was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a prominent family. Her father was businessman David O'Neil (1874-1947), president of the O'Neil Lumber Company. David... See full bio »

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Gone with the Wind Ellen - His Wife
(1939)
Stella Dallas Helen Morrison
(1937)
All This, and Heaven Too Duchesse de Praslin
(1940)
Tower of London Queen Elyzabeth
(1939)

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 1972 I leoni di Pietroburgo
Tamila
 1959 The Nun's Story
Mother Didyma (Wartime Hospital)
 1954-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Cory / Sister Frances Helen / Martha Henderson / ...
- First Prize for Murder (1957) ... Mrs. Cory
- The Pilot (1956) ... Sister Frances Helen
- The Day Before the Wedding (1955) ... Martha Henderson
- Sue Ellen (1954) ... Aunt Ti
- Romney (1954) ... Margaret
 1955 Flame of the Islands
Charmaine Duryea
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Gertrude Lindsey
- The Bride Cried (1955) ... Gertrude Lindsey
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Judged (1954)
 1954 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mme. Pollard
- Run Like a Thief (1954) ... Mme. Pollard
- The Catamaran (1954)
 1953 Angel Face
Mrs. Catherine Tremayne
 1950 Whirlpool
Theresa Randolph
 1948 I Remember Mama
Jessie Brown
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Miss Robey
 1941 Shining Victory
Miss Leeming
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Duchesse de Praslin
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Ellen - His Wife (as Barbara O'Neill)
 1939 Tower of London
Queen Elyzabeth
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Madeleine Chagal
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Helen Randolph
 1938 I Am the Law
Jerry Lindsay
 1938 The Toy Wife
Louise Brigard
 1938 Love, Honor and Behave
Sally Painter (as Barbara O'Neill)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Helen Morrison
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Other Works:

Carry Nation (1932). Written by Frank McGrath. Directed by Blanche Yurka. Biltmore Theatre: 29 Oct 1932- Nov 1932 (closing date unknown/30 performances). Cast: Leslie Adams, Minna Adams, Robert Allen, Frieda Altman (as "Mrs. Gloyd") [Broadway debut], Charles Arnt (as "O.L. Day"), Bela Axman, Harry Bellaver (as "Landlord"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Barbara O'Neill

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Was only 28 when she appeared as Ellen O'Hara (mother of Scarlett) in Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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