Joanna Barnes (November 15, 1934 – April 29, 2022) was an American actress and writer.
|Born||November 15, 1934|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||April 29, 2022 (aged 87)|
Sea Ranch, California, U.S.
Early life and educationEdit
Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest daughter of John Pindar Barnes and Alice Weston Mutch. She had two younger sisters, Alice and Judith, with whom she grew up in the suburb of Hingham. Joanna Barnes attended Milton Academy and then Smith College, from which she graduated in 1956 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She majored in English. Barnes received the college's award for poetry, the immediate successor to Sylvia Plath for this recognition. Her research for a magazine article about making movies led to a career change to acting.
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 (11/28/1965), 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 1965–1966 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 panellist 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 (1958), 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 (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 the child-hating gold-digger and fiancée Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix). In 1967, 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, 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, and her column "Touching Home" was carried by The Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate.
Barnes died at her home in Sea Ranch, California, on April 29, 2022, aged 87. (Some sources erroneously gave her age at death as 89, although the 1940 U.S. census gives her age as of May 9, 1940 as 5 years.)
|1956||Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers||Episode: "The Regiment"|
|1957||Ford Theatre||Ileana||Episode: "The Man Who Beat Lupo"|
|1957||Playhouse 90||Ellen Blackwell||Episode: "The Blackwell Story"|
|1957||The Garment Jungle||Bit Model (uncredited)|
|Episode: "Anything for Money"|
Episode: "The Velvet Cage"
|1957||Cheyenne||Alice Chaney||Episode: "Devil's Canyon"|
|1958||Cheyenne||Adelaide Marshall||Episode "Dead to Rights"|
|1958||Colt .45||Kate Henniger||Episode: "Ghost Town"|
|1958||Violent Road||Peg Lawrence|
|1958||Onionhead||Snobbish Girl at Party (uncredited)|
|1958||Home Before Dark||Cathy Bergner|
|1958||Steve Canyon||Joan Richards||Episode: "Operation Diplomat"|
|1958||Auntie Mame||Gloria Upson|
|1959||Beach Patrol||Edie West||TV movie|
|1959||21 Beacon Street||Lola/Joana||11 episodes|
|1959||Tarzan, the Ape Man||Jane Parker|
|1959||Hawaiian Eye||Rikki Whitman||Episode: "A Dime a Dozen"|
|1960||M Squad||Tammy Worth||Episode: "The Twisted Way"|
|1960||Philip Marlowe||Lois Conway||Episode: "Death Takes a Lover"|
|1960||The Millionaire||Karen Summers||Episode: "Millionaire Karen Summers"|
|1960||The Man from Blackhawk||Colette||Episode: "Remember Me Not"|
|1960||Mr. Lucky||Laura Lawrence||Episode: "Taking a Chance"|
|1960||General Electric Theater||Princess Camilla||Episode: "The Ugly Duckling"|
|1960||Alcoa Theatre||Eve Fremont||Episode: "333 Montgomery Street"|
|1960||Richard Diamond, Private Detective||Joyce Long||Episode: "The Lovely Fraud"|
|1960||Dante||Episode: "One for the Birds"|
|1960||Adventures in Paradise||Diane Winthrope||Episode: "Incident in Suva"|
|1960||The Tab Hunter Show||Episode: "Portia Go Home"|
|1961||The Tab Hunter Show||Isabelle||Episode: "Dream Boy"|
|1961||Bringing Up Buddy||Marcia Sutter||Episode: "Buddy's Transfer"|
|1961||Michael Shayne||Nora||Episode: "Final Settlement"|
|1961||Stagecoach West||Ruby Sanders||Episode: "The Outcasts"|
|1961||The Untouchables||Marquise de Bouverais / Marcie McKuen||Episode: "90-Proof Dame"|
|1961||The Parent Trap||Vicky Robinson|
|1961||The Bob Cummings Show||Amanda Caulfield||Episode: "Executive Sweet"|
|1961||The Investigators||Georgette||Episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"|
|1961||Target: The Corruptors!||Ann Fielding||Episode: "The Golden Carpet"|
|1961||The Purple Hills||Amy Carter|
|1961||Follow the Sun||Doris #1||Episode: "The Primitive Clay"|
|1961||Cain's Hundred||Carol Cheston||Episode: "Five for One"|
|Episode: "This Barefoot Kid"|
Episode: "War Hero"
|1962||Sam Benedict||Cordelia Montagne||Episode: "Tears for a Nobody Doll"|
|1962||Have Gun-Will Travel||Penelope Lacey||Episode: "Penelope"|
|1962||Alcoa Premiere||Sylvia Dorn||Episode: "Mr. Easy"|
|1963||Alcoa Premiere||Aggie McCrae||Episode: "The Glass Palace"|
|1963||The Eleventh Hour||Dr. Sarah Crowley||Episode: "My Name Is Judith, I'm Lost, You See"|
|1963||Empire||Neva Bradford||Episode: "Down There, the World"|
|1963||The Beverly Hillbillies||Cynthia Fenwick||Episode: "Elly Starts to School"|
Episode: "The Clampett Look"
|1963||77 Sunset Strip||Lisa Cabot||Episode: "88 Bars"|
|1964||Arrest and Trial||Melinda Parsons||Episode: "A Circle of Strangers"|
|1964||The Farmer's Daughter||Monica||Episode: "The Next Mrs. Morley"|
|1964||Goodbye Charlie||Janie Highland|
|1965||Dr. Kildare||Dr. Suzanne Shary||Episode: "Make Way for Tomorrow"|
|1965||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Connie||Episode: "Simon Says Get Married"|
|1965–1966||The Trials of O'Brien||Katie O'Brien||5 episodes|
|1967||The War Wagon||Lola|
|1967||Don't Make Waves||Diane Prescott|
|1967||Too Many Thieves||Katie|
|1968||Off to See the Wizard||Jane Parker||Episode: "Tarzan the Ape Man"|
|1968||Mannix||Phyllis Richards||S2-Episode 12: "Fear I to Fall"|
|1969||The Name of the Game||Ardith||Episode: "The Perfect Image"|
|1970||Nanny and the Professor||Lynn Carlisle||Episode: "The Scientific Approach"|
|1971||B.S. I Love You||Jane Ink|
|1971||O'Hara, U.S. Treasury||Hannah||Episode: "Operation: Payoff"|
|1971||Alias Smith and Jones||Janet Judson
|Episode: "How to Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson"|
Episode: "Miracle at Santa Marta"
|1972||Hawaii Five-O||Bonnie Soames||Episode: "Didn't We Meet at a Murder?"|
|1972||Cool Million||Angela Balcom||Episode: "Assault on Gavaloni"|
|1973||Love, American Style||Faith Schiller||Episode: "Love and Legend"|
|1973||The New Perry Mason||Mrs. Ballinger||Episode: "The Case of the Ominous Oath"|
|1973||McCloud||Karen Chandler||Episode: "The Solid Gold Swingers"|
|1973||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Laura Daniels
|Episode: "The Working Heart"|
Episode: "Death Is Only a Side Effect"
|1974||Planet of the Apes||Carsia||Episode: "Up Above the World So High"|
|1975||SWAT||Andrea||Episode: "Death Carrier"|
|1975||Matt Helm||Hannah Bigelow||Episode: "Think Murder"|
|1975||Ellery Queen||Camellia Justice||Episode: "The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument"|
|1975||I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?||Clarice Oliver|
|1976||Quincy, M.E.||Margo Bentley / Barbara Miller||Episode: "Who's Who in Neverland"|
|1976||Executive Suite||Sharon Cody||3 episodes|
|1978||The Betty White Show||Episode: "Play Misty for John"|
|1978–1979||Fantasy Island||Various||3 episodes|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Julia Lathrop||Episode: "Angels on Skates"|
|1980||The Last Resort||Episode: "Gone with a Whim"|
|1980||When the Whistle Blows||Mrs. Hamilton||Episode: "Macho Man"|
|1980||Trapper John, M.D.||Roz Tremor||Episode: "Girl Under Glass: Part 2"|
|1982||Barney Miller||Mrs. Fitzjames||Episode: "Chinatown: Part 1"|
Episode: "Chinatown: Part 2"
|1982||Hart to Hart||Rosemary Wentworth||Episode: "Hart's Desire"|
|1983||Remington Steele||Claudette Crockett||Episode: "My Fair Steele"|
|1985||Trapper John, M.D.||Teresa Hillyer||Episode: "In the Eyes of the Beholder"|
|1986||Benson||Reba Sennett||Episode: "Real Murder: Part 1"|
Episode: "Real Murder: Part 2"
|1987||Murder, She Wrote||Lydia Barnett||Episode: "The Way to Dusty Death"|
|1989||Cheers||Valerie Crandell||Episode: "The Visiting Lecher"|
|1998||The Parent Trap||Vicki Blake||She played Vicki in the original Parent Trap movie (1961)|
|2000||Then Came You||Lilian||Episode: "Then Came the Monthiversary"|
- "Joanna Barnes". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on October 12, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
- Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters McFarland & Company, Inc., pp. 31-32; ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8
- "Ask the Globe", Boston Globe, September 19, 1997 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Handsaker, Gene (August 6, 1967). "This Pretty Actress Is Also Writer, Interviewer". The High Point Enterprise. p. 35. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Carter, Michelle (June 19, 1973). "A Creator of Many Images". The Times. p. 11. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Joanna: Actress, Writer". The San Bernardino County Sun. May 27, 1973. p. 103. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Joanna Barnes". Golden Globe Awards. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Kleiner, Dick (October 21, 1973). "Joanna Barnes Now Novelist". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. p. 86. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Misurell, Ed (November 4, 1965). "She's Better Organized Than a Union". The Daily Notes. p. 10. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Byers, Bill (July 17, 1965). "Joanna Barnes Loses Weight at Maddening Pace". The North Adams Transcript. p. 9. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Notice of death of Joanna Barnes, deadline.com. Accessed May 3, 2022.
- Barnes, Mike (April 30, 2022). "Joanna Barnes, Actress in 'The Parent Trap' and 'Auntie Mame,' Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2022.