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Barbara Eden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Eden (born August 23, 1931, height 5' 3¾" (1,62 m)) is an American film, stage, and television actress and singer. She is best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead. Her parents divorced when she was three; she and her mother, Alice, moved to San Francisco, where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on the actress, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing. Her first public performance was singing in the church choir, where she sang the solos. When she was 14 she sang in local bands for $10 a night in night clubs. At age 16, she became a member of Actor's Equity. She studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and acting with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco. She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. Barbara also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.


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Born:
Aug 23, 1931 In Tucson - Arizona - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
60
First Appeared:
In the series Father Knows Best 1954-10-03
Latest Project:
Movie Always and Forever 2009-10-24
Known For
Poster of Harper Valley P.T.A.
Poster of Let's Switch!
Poster of The Andy Griffith Show
Filmography
Movie Always and Forever Mary Anderson 2009-10-24
Movie Loco Love Jackie 2003-03-16
Movie Carolina Daphne St. Claire 2003-07-04
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Dead Man's Island Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins 1996-03-05
Movie A Very Brady Sequel Jeannie 1996-08-23
Movie Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace Herself 1996-11-01
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Great Aunt Irma 1996-09-27
Movie Her Wicked Ways Tess O'Brien 1991-01-01
Movie I Still Dream Of Jeannie Jeannie 1991-10-20
Movie Opposites Attract Charlie McKeon 1990-10-16
Movie Your Mother Wears Combat Boots Brenda Andersen 1989-03-26
Series Brand New Life 1989-10-01
Movie The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Kathy McCormick 1988-08-30
Movie The Stepford Children Laura Harding 1987-01-01
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Herself 1985-01-01
Movie I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later Jeannie 1985-10-19
Movie Chattanooga Choo Choo Maggie Jones 1984-05-18
Movie Return of the Rebels Mary Beth 1981-10-17
Series Harper Valley Stella Johnson 1981-01-16
Movie The Girls in the Office Lee Rawlins 1979-02-01
Movie Harper Valley P.T.A. Stella Johnson 1978-07-02
Movie The Amazing Dobermans 1976-11-24
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie Let's Switch! Lacy Colbert 1975-01-08
Movie The Stranger Within Ann Collins 1974-10-01
Movie Out to Lunch Herself 1974-12-10
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie The Woman Hunter Dina Hunter 1972-09-18
Movie A Howling in the Woods Liza Crocker 1971-11-05
Series I Dream of Jeannie Jeannie 1965-09-18
Movie Ride the Wild Surf Augie (Augusta) Poole 1964-01-01
Movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Angela Benedict 1964-03-18
Movie The Confession Pia Pacelli 1964-05-22
Movie The New Interns Nurse Laura Rogers 1964-06-01
Movie The Brass Bottle Sylvia Kenton 1964-05-20
Movie The Yellow Canary Lissa Paxton 1963-05-15
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Five Weeks in a Balloon Susan Gale 1962-01-01
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Greta Heinrich 1962-08-07
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie All Hands on Deck Sally Hobson 1961-03-30
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lt. Cathy Conners 1961-07-12
Movie Twelve Hours to Kill Lucy Hall 1960-04-02
Movie From the Terrace Clemmie Shreve 1960-09-09
Movie Flaming Star Roslyn Pierce 1960-12-20
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie A Private's Affair Katie Mulligan 1959-08-14
Movie Bailout at 43,000 Blonde with Mike at Nightclub (uncredited) 1957-05-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series How to Marry a Millionaire 1957-10-07
Movie Back from Eternity Student Newspaper Photographer 1956-09-07
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Father Knows Best Unknown 1954-10-03