Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tribute To Barbara Stanwyck

Real Name: Ruby Catherine Stevens

Born in Brooklyn, New York.

Barbara was raised by her older sister. Her mother died after being pushed from a street car and her father disappeared while helping to build the Panama canal.

Nicknames: Missy, The Queen

Barbara was married to actor Robert Taylor from 1939 to 1951

Nominated for the Best Actress Oscar four times but never won, Her four nominations were for Stella Dallas (1937), Ball Of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948).

Made five films with director Frank Capra: Ladies Of Leisure (1930), Miracle Woman (1931), Forbidden (1932), The Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933), Meet John Doe (1941).

Some of her most constant male co-stars were Joel McCrea, George Brent, Fred MacMurray, Gary Cooper,  Adolphe Menjou,  Henry Fonda and Van Heflin.

Among Barbara's most successful films are: Christmas In Connecticut (1945), The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946), Double Indemnity (1944), Ball Of Fire (1941), Sorry Wrong Number (1948), The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) and Meet John Doe (1941).

During the sixties Barbara starred in the TV series Big Valley with actress Linda Evans. Decades later she reunited with Evans in the series Dynasty.

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