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Barbara Barrie is a Actor American born on 23 may 1931 at Chicago (USA)

Barbara Barrie

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Birth name Barbara Ann Berman
Nationality USA
Birth 23 may 1931 (93 years) at Chicago (USA)

Barbara Barrie (born May 23, 1931) is an American actress of film, stage and television. She is also an accomplished author.

Her film breakthrough came in 1964 with her performance as Julie in the landmark film One Potato, Two Potato, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is best known for her role as Evelyn Stoller in Breaking Away, which brought her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1979 and an Emmy Award nomination in 1981 when she reprised the role in the television series created based on the film Breaking Away.

Barrie also is known for her extensive work in the theatre, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1971 for originating the role of Sarah in Stephen Sondheim's Company.


Barrie was born Barbara Ann Berman in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jewish parents, Frances Rose (née Boruszak) and Louis Berman. The family moved to Texas when she was nine years old, where she was raised in Corpus Christi. She had one sibling, a brother, Geoffrey Melvin Berman (1924–1983). At the start of her acting career, she chose "Barrie" as her stage name instead of "Berman".

She graduated from Corpus Christi Senior High School in 1948. She briefly attended Del Mar College as a journalism major, and then transferred to The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama in 1952. She then moved to New York to begin her professional career.

During her time at UT-Austin, she received two scholarships for drama, including the Kappa Kappa Gamma Donna Dellinger annual scholarship for Most Outstanding Junior in the Drama Department, as well as awards for specific performances, such as the Atlas Award from the Globe Theatre in San Diego for "Best Female Performance for 1950–51" based on her role in the California Theatre's summer production of Much Ado About Nothing as Beatrice.

She married director, actor, and producer Jay Malcom Harnick (1928–2007) in July 1964. They had two children, Jane Caroline Harnick (born 1965) and Aaron Louis Harnick (born 1969). Jay Harnick founded Theatreworks USA and was the brother of Tony Award-winning musical lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

She was treated successfully for rectal cancer in 1994, and wrote a memoir, Second Act: Life After Colostomy and Other Adventures, about the experience. In September 2014, Barrie announced she has been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Best films

Breaking Away (1979)

Usually with

John Musker
John Musker
(1 films)
Fred Guiol
Fred Guiol
(1 films)
Ron Clements
Ron Clements
(1 films)
Wayne Knight
Wayne Knight
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barbara Barrie (20 films)

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The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert, Sharon Epatha Merkerson, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Paz Vega
Roles Mae (Henry's mother)
Rating51% 2.5552452.5552452.5552452.5552452.555245
Henry Lefay, qui s'était marié à de nombreuses reprises, meurt dans un accident, laissant ainsi à sa fille, Barbara, le soin d'organiser ses funérailles. N'ayant pas rédigé de testament, Barbara devra faire face aux affrontements et aux disputes des six veuves d'Henry Lefay.
$pent (2000)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jason London, Phill Lewis, James Parks, Richmond Arquette, Barbara Barrie, Margaret Cho
Rating45% 2.299232.299232.299232.299232.29923
An unemployed actor uses his skills to con everyone he knows into lending or giving him money to pay off his debts.
Hercules: Zero to Hero, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, James Woods, Sandra Bernhard, Matt Frewer, Robert Stack, French Stewart
Roles Alcmene
Rating64% 3.2465153.2465153.2465153.2465153.246515
The film briefly gives Hercules' history after defeating Hades for good, in which he marries Meg and revisits his teenage years. In particular, it shows an adolescent Hercules's enrollment and the beginning of his adventures at the Prometheus Academy, a school for gods and mortals, which Hercules supposedly attended during the time when he was training to be a hero with his mentor, the satyr Philoctetes.
30 Days
30 Days (1999)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ben Shenkman, Arija Bareikis, Alexander Chaplin, Tom McCarthy, Catherine Kellner, Jerry Adler
Roles Barbara Trainer
Rating51% 2.5916152.5916152.5916152.5916152.591615
Jordan (Shenkman) is a successful businessman with commitment issues, so friends decided to match him with an NBC worker, Sarah (Bareikis) who is going through some emotional issues. Theya agree to sleep together after Jordan reveals he doesn't know the name of a woman he recently slept with. But later they decide to become a romantic couple. However after their first fight, the relationship is over. Jordan later realises how important Sarah is to him and proceeds to try to win her back.
Judy Berlin, 1h33
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn, Bette Henritze, Madeline Kahn
Roles Suzan 'Sue' Berlin
Rating68% 3.4418853.4418853.4418853.4418853.441885
A schoolteacher, Sue Berlin, develops a romantic attachment to the principal, Arthur Gold, who is in an unhappy marriage with his wife Alice.
A Chance of Snow
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors JoBeth Williams, Michael Ontkean, Charles Durning, Dey Young, Barbara Barrie, Dina Merrill
Roles Ruth Pulmer
Rating54% 2.7221552.7221552.7221552.7221552.722155
The movie revolves around Maddie Parker who is on the verge of divorcing her sportswriter husband Matt Parker after his brief extra-marital affair.
Hercules (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Josh Keaton, James Woods, Roger Bart, Susan Egan
Roles Alcmene (voice)
Rating73% 3.6527353.6527353.6527353.6527353.652735
After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.
Scarlett (miniseries), 6h
Directed by John Erman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Stephen Collins, George Grizzard, Sean Bean, Esther Elizabeth Rolle
Roles Pauline Robillard (one of Scarlett's spinster aunts)
Rating63% 3.19943.19943.19943.19943.1994
The series begins with Scarlett attending the funeral of Melanie Wilkes, her ex-sister-in-law and rival for Ashley Wilkes' affection, at which her estranged husband, Rhett Butler, is not present. She, heartbroken that he left her, sets out for Tara and is saddened when she learns that Mammy, her mainstay since birth, is dying. When she arrives there, she sends a telegram to notify Rhett about Mammy under the name of Will Benteen (her sister, Suellen's, husband), because she knows that he won't come if he suspects she is there. Before Mammy passes away, she makes him swear to look after "her lamb", Miss Scarlett. He agrees, although he has no intention of honoring the request. After she dies, he and Scarlett have another snipe-filled encounter, which culminates in him leaving and her returning to the Atlanta house, determined to win him back.
My First Love, 1h33
Directed by Gilbert Cates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Richard Kiley, Beatrice Arthur, Joan Van Ark, Barbara Barrie, Anne Francis, Richard Herd
Rating61% 3.0970053.0970053.0970053.0970053.097005
The story revolves around an older widowed woman reconnecting with her high school sweetheart after not seeing him for thirty-five years.
End of the Line, 1h43
Directed by Jay Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Rail transport films
Actors Wilford Brimley, Kevin Bacon, Mary Steenburgen, Levon Helm, Holly Hunter, Michael Beach
Roles Jean Haney
Rating56% 2.8042352.8042352.8042352.8042352.804235
Jugeant peu rentable certaines lignes de chemins de fer, une compagnie de transports ferroviaire décide d'en fermer. Cette fermeture marque la condamnation d'employés au chômage. Mais deux employés, refusant de se soumettre, décident de voler une locomotive afin de se rendre au siège de leur entreprise.
Real Men
Real Men (1987)
, 1h27
Directed by Dennis Feldman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Spy, Comic science fiction
Themes Spy films, Comedy science fiction films, Buddy films
Actors James Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie, Isabella Hofmann, Isa Jank, Mark Herrier
Roles Mom Pirandello
Rating60% 3.002023.002023.002023.002023.00202
The film opens with Agent Pillbox (John Ritter) walking through a forest, when he is shot and killed by an unseen assassin. Pillbox had been engaged on a dry run for a meeting that was to take place with a group of aliens seeking to help humans eliminate a chemical that will end all life on Earth, which scientists accidentally dumped in the ocean.
The Children Nobody Wanted
Genres Drama
Actors Fredric Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Noble Willingham, Matt Clark, Anne Haney, Barbara Barrie
Roles Hanna
Rating62% 3.143793.143793.143793.143793.14379
Working in a state mental hospital, nineteen-year-old Tom Butterfield (Fredric Lehne) befriends an abandoned eight-year-old boy for whom authorities cannot find a foster family. Compelled by the child’s plight, Butterfield and supportive girlfriend Jennifer Williams (Michelle Pfeiffer) transform a dilapidated country club in Marshall, Missouri, into the Butterfield Ranch for homeless boys.
Private Benjamin, 1h49
Directed by Howard Zieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Goldie Hawn, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Webber, Sam Wanamaker
Roles Harriet Benjamin, Judy's mother
Rating61% 3.098343.098343.098343.098343.09834
Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) a 28-year-old whose lifelong dream is to "marry a professional man", joins the U.S. Army after her new husband (Albert Brooks) dies on their wedding night during sex. Adrift, Benjamin realizes that she has never been independent in her entire life, and she meets a sneaky recruiting sergeant, Jim Ballard (Harry Dean Stanton), who leads her to believe military life will provide the "family" she seeks. He also tells her that the service is glamorous, comparing it to a spa vacation. She has a rude awakening upon arriving in boot camp. Judy wants to quit almost immediately, and is astonished to learn that she cannot, contrary to the assertions of her recruiting sergeant.
Breaking Away, 1h41
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Cycling films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley
Roles Evelyn Stoller
Rating76% 3.846553.846553.846553.846553.84655
Dave, Mike, Cyril, and Moocher are four working-class friends, living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana. Now turning 19 years old, they all graduated from high school the year before and are not sure what to do with their lives. They spend much of their time together swimming in an old abandoned water-filled quarry, but also often clash with the more affluent Indiana University students in their hometown, who habitually refer to them as "cutters", a derogatory term for locals stemming from the local Indiana Limestone industry and the stonecutters who worked the quarries. Dave is obsessed with competitive bicycle racing, and Italian racers in particular, because he recently won a Masi bicycle. His down-to-earth father, a former stonecutter who now operates his own used car business (sometimes unethically), is puzzled and exasperated by his son's love of Italian music and culture, which Dave associates with cycling. However, his mother Evelyn is more understanding.