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Barbara Eden

Name in Native Language: "Barbara Jean Huffman" (English/EN)
Television Actress / Actress / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Film Producer | * 08/23/1931 (88) | Tucson, Arizona, USA
Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, 1931) is an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer, best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. ()

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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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | TV Movies

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Movies with Barbara Eden as Actress(45)

as Mary Anderson2009 Always and Forever
as Daphne St. Claire2003 Carolina
as Jackie2003 Loco Love
as Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins1996 Dead Man's Island
as Jeannie1996 A Very Brady Sequel
as Tess O'Brien1991 Her Wicked Ways
as Terri Ferguson1991 Hell Hath No Fury
as Charlie McKeon1990 Opposites Attract
as Brenda Andersen1989 Your Mother Wears Combat Boots
as Kathy McCormick1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick
as Laura Harding1987 The Stepford Children
as Maggie Jones1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo
as Mary Beth1981 Return of the Rebels
as Lee Rawlins1979 The Girls in the Office
as Stella Johnson1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
as Ellen Dowling1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce
as Lacy Colbert1975 Let's Switch!
as herself1974 Out to Lunch
as Ann Collins1974 The Stranger Within
as Francine Gregory1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
as Dina Hunter1972 The Woman Hunter
as Liza Crocker1971 A Howling in the Woods
as Dr. Jane Bowers1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz
as Augie (Augusta) Poole1964 Ride the Wild Surf
as Sylvia Kenton1964 The Brass Bottle
as Angela Benedict1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
as Pia Pacelli1964 The Confession
as Nurse Laura Rogers1964 The New Interns
as Lissa Paxton1963 The Yellow Canary
as Susan Gale1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
as Sally Hobson1961 All Hands on Deck
as Lt. Cathy Conners1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
as Lucy Hall1960 Twelve Hours to Kill
as Roslyn Pierce1960 Flaming Star
as Clemmie Shreve1960 From the Terrace
as Katie Mulligan1959 A Private's Affair
as Blonde with Mike at Nightclub (uncredited)1957 Bailout at 43,000
as Student Newspaper Photographer1956 Back from Eternity

TV Shows/Series with Barbara Eden as Actress(30)

Movies with Barbara Eden as Crew(1)

Production/Co-Producer1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick

Additional Information

Born: Sunday, 08/23 1931 (August) in Tucson (current age: 88 years + 1 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Educated at: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Abraham Lincoln High School, City College of San Francisco
Member of: Actors' Equity Association
Spouses (current/former): Michael Ansara
Children: Matthew Ansara
Other names for Barbara Eden (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Barbara Jean Moorhead"
"Barbara Jean Morehead"
Barbara Eden frequently works together with these people:
Bethel Leslie (11x, Actress)
Susan Oliver (11x, Actress)
Leonard Nimoy (10x, Actor)
Denver Pyle (10x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (10x, Actor)
Parley Baer (10x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (10x, Actor)
Stafford Repp (10x, Actor)
Ruta Lee (10x, Actress)
Vaughn Taylor (10x, Actor)
Irwin Allen (6x, Crew)
Arnold Leibovit (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5933, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/08/2019