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Who was Joanna Barnes ?

Joanna Barnes was an American actress and writer. Wikipedia

Joanna Barnes Dies: Veteran Actress In Two Versions Of ‘The Parent Trap’ Was 89.

How old was Joanna Barnes ?

November 15, 1934, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Early age and education

Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Pindar Barnes and Alice Weston Murch. She has two sisters, Alice and Judith.

Barnes attended Milton Academy and then Smith College, where she graduated in 1956 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.She majored in English.Barnes received the university’s poetry prize, Sylvia Plath’s immediate successor for this recognition. Her research for a magazine article on how to make movies led to a career change to acting.


Barnes’s initial television appearance was in the episode “The Man Who Beat Lupo” at Ford’s Theater.[2] She made guest appearances on many television series, including the ABC/Warner Bros. shows 77 Sunset Strip and Maverick, CBS’s Have Gun-Will Travel, What’s My Line (11/28/1965) and the crime drama Richard Diamond, private detective. In 1960-1961, she guest-starred on The Untouchables episode “90 Proof Dame” as the wife of a French brandy exporter.

Barnes appeared as Kate Henniger, with Bing Russell and Arthur Space in the 1958 episode “Ghost Town” of the ABC/WB western series Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston. [citation needed] In 1959, she played Lola in the NBC detective series Calle Faro 21.

In the 1960s, Barnes worked for producer Martin Ransohoff and appeared in episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies (“Elly Goes to School” and “The Clampett Look”) and was announced as a special guest star. Barnes played Peter Falk’s ex-wife on the 1965-1966 CBS series The Trials of O’Brien and was the host of ABC’s daytime talk show Dateline: Hollywood in 1967.

She was also a frequent panelist on the early years of the syndicated version of What’s My Line?.[6] On December 19, 1972, Barnes appeared on The Merv Griffin Show with Joan Fontaine, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dan Martino (founder of the Dan Martino School for Men).


With Peter Falk in The O’Brien Trials (1965)

With Roger Moore in The O’Brien Trials

Barnes moved to Los Angeles shortly after finishing her education and signed a contract with Columbia Pictures. She went on to have roles in more than 20 movies.

Among her best-remembered roles is that of the smug Gloria Upson in the film Auntie Mame (1958), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.

Barnes became the thirteenth actress to play Jane when she appeared in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), with Denny Miller as Tarzan.

In Disney’s original 1961 version of The Parent Trap starring Hayley Mills, Barnes played gold digger Vicki Robinson, who temporarily comes between Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith. In the 1998 remake starring Lindsay Lohan, she played Vicki Blake, the mother of child-hating gold digger fiancee Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix).

In 1967, she appeared in The War Wagon, a western starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.


Barnes was also a writer and columnist. In 1973, he told newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner that he liked to write because “it’s something you do yourself. With acting, if you win an Oscar or an Emmy, you have everybody to thank. If you write a book, it’s entirely yours.” “. own.”

She wrote a book, Starting from Scratch, about home decorating and several novels, including The Deceivers (1970), Who Is Carla Hart? (1973),Pastora (1980) and Silverwood (1985). She wrote a weekly book review for the Los Angeles Times, [10] and her “Touching Home” column was published by The Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate.


Barnes died at her home in Sea Ranch, California, on April 29, 2022. She was 87 years old.

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