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Barbara Rhoades is a Actor American born on 23 march 1947 at Poughkeepsie (USA)

Barbara Rhoades

Barbara Rhoades
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 march 1947 (73 years) at Poughkeepsie (USA)

Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1946) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968). She had a recurring role on Soap, as Maggie Chandler, Jodie Dallas' future wife.


Born in 1946 in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was raised, Rhoades began acting in the late 1960s, playing guest roles on, among other television series, It Takes a Thief, Ironside (3 episodes, including "Dora", as actress who is paid to fake an attempted rape), Mannix, McMillan and Wife, Columbo, Kojak, Alias Smith and Jones, Love, American Style, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man, Maude, Trapper John, M.D., and Murder, She Wrote. She was a regular cast member of the 1977 situation comedy Busting Loose, portraying Melody Feebeck.

In 1989, she was cast as Jessica Gardner on Generations. On television into the 2000s, she appeared on a 2003 episode of Law & Order.

A tall (5-foot-10), voluptuous redhead, Rhoades appeared in a number of 1970s films. They include There Was a Crooked Man... (1970), opposite Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda, and Up the Sandbox (1972) starring Barbra Streisand. She played a police officer, "No Balls" Hadley, in 1977's The Choirboys and a Vegas hooker who picks up Art Carney along the road during his Oscar-winning performance in Harry and Tonto (1974). She also had a role in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (1977) and 1973's Scream Blacula, Scream. In 2007, she appeared in First Born with Elisabeth Shue.

She joined the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2011, playing the recurring role of Irene Manning, childhood best friend of Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak).

Best films

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

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Filmography of Barbara Rhoades (13 films)

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Out Cold
Out Cold (1989)
, 1h31
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Teri Garr, Bruce McGill, Randy Quaid, John Lithgow, Lisa Blount, Alan Blumenfeld
Roles Mrs. Hollander
Rating55% 2.7584652.7584652.7584652.7584652.758465
Serial (1980)
, 1h30
Directed by Bill Persky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman, Bill Macy, Pamela Bellwood, Peter Bonerz
Roles Vivian
Rating65% 3.296743.296743.296743.296743.29674
In trendy Marin County, California during the late 1970s, uptight Harvey Holroyd is losing patience fast.
The Goodbye Girl, 1h50
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television, Musical films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Powers Boothe, Barbara Rhoades
Roles Donna
Rating73% 3.697863.697863.697863.697863.69786
Dancer Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) and her ten-year-old daughter Lucy (Quinn Cummings) live in a Manhattan apartment with her married boyfriend, Tony DeForrest, until one day, he deserts her to go act in a movie in Italy. Before he left and unbeknownst to Paula, Tony subleased the apartment to Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss), a neurotic but sweet aspiring actor from Chicago, who shows up in the middle of the night expecting to move in. Though Paula is demanding, and makes clear from the start that she doesn't like Elliot, he allows her and Lucy to stay.
The Choirboys, 1h55
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, James Woods, Clyde Kusatsu, Randy Quaid
Roles No Balls Hadley
Rating57% 2.8533052.8533052.8533052.8533052.853305
Des policiers de Los Angeles, lassés de leurs tracas du quotidien, se divertissent en passant des soirées alcoolisées.
Harry and Tonto, 1h55
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about cats, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Art Carney, Herbert Berghof, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George
Roles Stephanie
Rating73% 3.6970353.6970353.6970353.6970353.697035
Harry Coombes (Art Carney) is an elderly widower and retired teacher who is forced from his Upper West Side apartment in New York City when his building is condemned. He initially stays with his eldest son Burt's family in the suburbs but eventually chooses to travel cross country with his pet cat "Tonto" in tow.
Scream Blacula Scream, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors William Horace Marshall, Pam Grier, Don Mitchell, Michael Conrad, Richard Lawson, Lynne Moody
Roles Elaine
Rating57% 2.853612.853612.853612.853612.85361
After a dying Voodoo queen, Mama Loa, chooses an adopted apprentice, Lisa Fortier (Pam Grier) as her successor, her arrogant son and true heir, Willis, (Richard Lawson) is outraged. Seeking revenge, he buys the bones of Mamuwalde the vampire from the former shaman of the voodoo cult, and uses voodoo to resurrect the vampire to do his bidding. However, while it brings Mamuwalde back to life, he quickly bites Willis upon awakening. Willis now finds himself in a curse of his own doing: made into a vampire hungering for blood and, ironically, a slave to the very creature he sought to control. Meanwhile, Justin Carter (Don Mitchell), an ex-police officer with a large collection of acquired African antiquities and an interest in the occult, begins to investigate the murders caused by Mamuwalde and his growing vampire horde. Justin meets Mamuwalde at a party Justin hosts to display the African collection pieces before being moved to the University's museum. They discuss the artifacts, unbeknown to anyone else, that were from the region of Africa Mamuwalde hails from, including pieces of jewelry once worn by his late wife Luva. Mamuwalde also meets Justin's girlfriend, Lisa Fortier, at the party and he discovers that Lisa is naturally adept at voodoo. Lisa discovers Mamuwaldes' true nature after a friend of hers, Gloria, falls victim to his bite and resurrected as a vampire who nearly feeds on her if not for Mamuwalde's intervention. He later asks her for help to cure him of his vampire curse. Justin, with the help of L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Harley Dunlop (Michael Conrad), pulls together several other cops to go to the Mamuwalde residence to investigate the recent deaths. While Lisa is performing the ritual to cure Mamuwalde, using a voodoo doll fashioned to look like him, Justin, Harley and their men raid the house, fighting against Blacula's vampire minions which include several friends of theirs. Willis is killed during this scuffle. Justin manages to find Lisa and Mamuwalde and interrupts the ritual. Lisa refuses to help Mamuwalde after she witnesses him kill the other police officers in the house in a fit of rage. As Mamuwalde, now calling himself Blacula, is about to bite Justin, Lisa stabs the prince's voodoo doll killing Mamuwalde and destroying the menace of Blacula forever.
Up the Sandbox, 1h37
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Jacobo Morales, Conrad Bain, Paul Benedict, Carl Gottlieb
Roles Dr. Bolden
Rating65% 3.297253.297253.297253.297253.29725
Margaret Reynolds, a young wife and mother, severely bored with her day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slowly slips into depression, finding refuge in her outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into her apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty.
There Was a Crooked Man..., 2h6
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Prison films, Évasion
Actors Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Arthur O'Connell, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates
Roles Miss Jessie Brundidge
Rating69% 3.4965953.4965953.4965953.4965953.496595
Paris Pitman has pulled off a $500,000 robbery and is the only one who knows where the money is hidden. He is seen in a bordello and is captured, tried, convicted and sentenced to an Arizona penitentiary.
The Shakiest Gun in the West, 1h41
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Burt Mustin, Don "Red" Barry, Ruth McDevitt
Roles Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
Rating63% 3.1984753.1984753.1984753.1984753.198475
Jesse W. Haywood graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. As a "city slicker", he finds himself bungling in a new environment.