Barnes’ initial appearance on television was in the episode “The Man Who Beat Lupo” on Ford Theatre. She made guest appearances on many television series, including the ABC/Warner Bros. programs 77 Sunset Strip and Maverick, CBS’s Have Gun – Will Travel, What’s My Line, and the crime drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective. In 1960-61, she guest-starred on The Untouchables episode “90 Proof Dame” as the wife of a French exporter of brandy.
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. In 1959, she portrayed Lola in the NBC detective series 21 Beacon Street.
In the 1960s, Barnes worked for producer Martin Ransohoff and appeared in episodes of his The Beverly Hillbillies (“Elly Goes to School” and “The Clampett Look”) and was billed as special guest-star. Barnes played Peter Falk’s former wife on the 1965â€“1966 CBS series The Trials of O’Brien and was host of the ABC daytime talk show Dateline: Hollywood in 1967.
She was also a frequent panelist in the early years of the syndicated version of What’s My Line?. 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).
Barnes moved to Los Angeles soon after finishing her education, and took up a contract with Columbia Pictures. She went on to have roles in more than 20 films. Among her most remembered roles is the snooty Gloria Upson in the film Auntie Mame, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for New Star of the Year. Barnes became the 13th actress to play Jane when she appeared in Tarzan, the Ape Man, 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 the child-hating gold-digger and fiancee Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix). As well, she appeared in The War Wagon, a western movie starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.
Barnes was also a writer and columnist. In 1973, she told newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner that she liked writing because “it is something you do yourself. With acting, if you win an Oscar or an Emmy, you have to thank everybody. If you write a book, it is completely your own.”
She wrote a book, titled Starting from Scratch, about home decorating and several novels, including The Deceivers, Who Is Carla Hart?, Pastora, and Silverwood. She wrote a weekly book review for the Los Angeles Times, and her column “Touching Home” was carried by The Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate.
Joanna Barnes Biography / Wiki
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of Birth||1934-11-15|
|Age(as in 2022)||87|
Joanna Barnes Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|I Wonder Who’s Killing Her Now?||Clarice Oliver||1975-12-01||Oliver is in trouble. He’s been caught embezzling money from his father’s company, and unless he can pay back the $250,000 he took (which he can’t), h…|
|Tarzan, The Ape Man||Jane||1959-10-01||…|
|Philbert (Three’s a Crowd)||Angela||1963-04-15||In this live-action sitcom with animated elements, a cartoonist named Griff draws Philbert comics. Philbert has the ability to come to life in the for…|
|Don’t Make Waves||Diane Prescott||1967-06-20||New Yorker Carlo Cofield goes on a vacation to Southern California, where he quickly becomes immersed in the easy-going local culture while getting en…|
|Too Many Thieves||Katie||1966-10-13||When some priceless Macedonian treasures are swiped, lawyer Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things….|
|Goodbye Charlie||Janie Highland||1964-11-18||When a cavorting Hollywood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a b…|
|Secrets of a Mother and Daughter||Carina||1983-10-04||Michael Nouri is one that mother, daughter, friends or any woman would love to be involved with. He’s so handsome. Katherine Ross plays the mother tha…|
|The Purple Hills||Amy Carter||1961-10-31||When a bounty hunter kills an outlaw for the reward, he has to deal with both a man falsely claiming he made the kill, and the revengeful brother of t…|
|B.S. I Love You||Jane Ink||1971-03-31||When young advertising exec Paul Bongard (Peter Kastner) gets involved with his attractive female boss, he discovers that the affair has fast-tracked …|
|The War Wagon||Lola||1967-05-26||An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter’s stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the …|
|The Parent Trap||Vicky Robinson||1961-05-13||Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents’ divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their …|
|Home Before Dark||Cathy Bergner||1958-11-16||A young woman returns home after being institutionalized in a mental hospital….|
|Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away||Self||1986-01-01||This 1986 documentary features interviews with director Alexander Mackendrick, actor Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill, and others….|
|Auntie Mame||Gloria Upson||1958-12-04||Ten-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his marvelously madcap Auntie Mame, who lives life to the hilt. “Life is a banquet,” Mame say…|
|Violent Road||Lawrence’s Wife||1958-05-10||Following the crash and explosion of a test rocket, which killed several people, six men volunteer to take explosive rocket-fuel chemical components, …|
|Farewell to the Planet of the Apes||Carsia||1980-11-21||When the astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are captured in a fishing village that employs human slave labor, they must pr…|
|Spartacus||Claudia Marius||1960-10-13||The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena,…|
|The Parent Trap||Vicki Blake||1998-07-28||Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents’ divorce. Unknowingly to their parents, the girls …|
|The Garment Jungle||Fashion Model||1957-05-01||Alan Mitchell returns to New York to work for his father Walter, the owner of a fashion house that designs and manufactures dresses. To stay non-union…|
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