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Full Name
Ruby Catherine Stevens

July 16, 1907 (
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Cause of death
Congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Reformed (1916-28)Roman Catholic (1928-90)

January 20, 1990, Santa Monica, California, United States

Robert Taylor (m. 1939–1952), Frank Fay (m. 1928–1935)

Movies and TV shows
The Big Valley, Double Indemnity, The Barbara Stanwyck, Ball of Fire, The Lady Eve

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Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model and dancer. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang, and Frank Capra. After a short but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television.


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Orphaned at the age of four and partially raised in foster homes, by 1944 Stanwyck had become the highest-paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times, for Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). For her television work, she won three Emmy Awards, for The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1961), The Big Valley (1966) and The Thorn Birds (1983). Her performance in The Thorn Birds also won her a Golden Globe. She received an Honorary Oscar at the 1982 Academy Award ceremony and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1986. She was also the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the American Film Institute (1987), the Film Society of Lincoln Center (1986), the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (1981) and the Screen Actors Guild (1967). Stanwyck received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, and was ranked as the 11th greatest female star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute.

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Early life

Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the fifth child of Byron E. and Catherine Ann Stevens. Her parents were working-class. Her father was a native of Massachusetts and her mother was an immigrant from Nova Scotia. Ruby was of English and Scottish ancestry, by her father and mother, respectively. When Ruby was four, her mother died of complications from a miscarriage after a drunken stranger accidentally knocked her off a moving streetcar. Two weeks after the funeral, Byron Stevens joined a work crew digging the Panama Canal and was never seen again. Ruby and her brother Byron were raised by their elder sister Mildred, who was nineteen years older than Ruby. When Mildred got a job as a showgirl, Ruby and Byron were placed in a series of foster homes (as many as four in a year), from which young Ruby often ran away.

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Ruby toured with Mildred during the summers of 1916 and 1917, and practiced her sister's routines backstage. Watching the movies of Pearl White, whom Ruby idolized, also influenced her drive to be a performer. At the age of 14, she dropped out of school to take a job wrapping packages at a department store in Brooklyn. Ruby never attended high school, "although early biographical thumbnail sketches had her attending Brooklyn's famous Erasmus Hall High School." Soon afterward, she took a job filing cards at the Brooklyn telephone office for $14 a week, which allowed her to become financially independent. She disliked both jobs; her real goal was to enter show business, even as her sister Mildred discouraged the idea. She then took a job cutting dress patterns for Vogue magazine, but because customers complained about her work, she was fired. Her next job was as a typist for the Jerome H. Remick Music Company, a job she reportedly enjoyed. However, her continuing ambition was to work in show business, and her sister finally gave up trying to dissuade her.

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In 1923, a few months before her 16th birthday, Ruby auditioned for a place in the chorus at the Strand Roof, a night club over the Strand Theatre in Times Square. A few months later, she obtained a job as a dancer in the 1922 and 1923 seasons of the Ziegfeld Follies, dancing at the New Amsterdam Theater. "I just wanted to survive and eat and have a nice coat," Stanwyck said. For the next several years, she worked as a chorus girl, performing from midnight to seven a.m. at nightclubs owned by Texas Guinan. She also occasionally served as a dance instructor at a speakeasy for gays and lesbians owned by Guinan. One of her good friends during those years was pianist Oscar Levant, who described her as being "wary of sophisticates and phonies."

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Billy LaHiff, who owned a popular pub frequented by showpeople, introduced Ruby in 1926 to impresario Willard Mack. Mack was casting his play The Noose, and LaHiff suggested that the part of the chorus girl be played by a real one. Mack agreed, and after a successful audition gave the part to Ruby. She co-starred with Rex Cherryman and Wilfred Lucas. As initially staged, the play was not a success. In an effort to improve it, Mack decided to expand Ruby's part to include more pathos. The Noose re-opened on October 20, 1926, and became one of the most successful plays of the season, running on Broadway for nine months and 197 performances. At the suggestion of either Mack or David Belasco, Ruby changed her name to Barbara Stanwyck by combining the first name of her character, Barbara Frietchie, with the last name of another actress in the play, Jane Stanwyck.

Stanwyck became a Broadway star soon afterward, when she was cast in her first leading role in Burlesque (1927). She received rave reviews, and it was a huge hit. Film actor Pat O'Brien would later say on a talk show in the 1960s, "The greatest Broadway show I ever saw was a play in the 1920s called 'Burlesque'." In Arthur Hopkins' autobiography, To a Lonely Boy, he described how he came to cast Stanwyck:

After some search for the girl, I interviewed a nightclub dancer who had just scored in a small emotional part in a play that did not run (The Noose). She seemed to have the quality I wanted, a sort of rough poignancy. She at once displayed more sensitive, easily expressed emotion than I had encountered since Pauline Lord. She and (Hal) Skelly were the perfect team, and they made the play a great success. I had great plans for her, but the Hollywood offers kept coming. There was no competing with them. She became a picture star. She is Barbara Stanwyck.

He also called Stanwyck "The greatest natural actress of our time," noting with sadness, "One of the theater's great potential actresses was embalmed in celluloid."

Around this time, Stanwyck was given a screen test by producer Bob Kane for his upcoming 1927 silent film Broadway Nights. She lost the lead role because she could not cry in the screen test, but was given a minor part as a fan dancer. This was Stanwyck's first film appearance.

While playing in Burlesque, Stanwyck was introduced to her future husband, actor Frank Fay, by Oscar Levant. Stanwyck and Fay were married on August 26, 1928, and soon moved to Hollywood.

Film career

Stanwyck's first sound film was The Locked Door (1929), followed by Mexicali Rose, released in the same year. Neither film was successful; nonetheless, Frank Capra chose Stanwyck for his Ladies of Leisure (1930). Numerous prominent roles followed, among them the children's nurse who saves two little girls from being gradually starved to death by Clark Gable's vicious character in Night Nurse (1931); So Big!, as a valiant Midwest farm woman (1932); Shopworn 1932; the ambitious woman from "the wrong side of the tracks" in Baby Face (1933); the self-sacrificing title character in Stella Dallas (1937); Molly Monahan in Union Pacific (1939) with Joel McCrea; Meet John Doe, as an ambitious newspaperwoman with Gary Cooper (1941); the con artist who falls for her intended victim (played by Henry Fonda) in The Lady Eve (1941); the extremely successful, independent doctor Helen Hunt in You Belong to Me (1941), also with Fonda; a nightclub performer who gives a professor (played by Gary Cooper) a better understanding of "modern English" in the comedy Ball of Fire (1941); the woman who talks an infatuated insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) into killing her husband in Double Indemnity (1944); the columnist caught up in white lies and a holiday romance in Christmas in Connecticut (1945); and the doomed wife in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). She also played a doomed concert pianist in The Other Love (1947); the piano music was played by Ania Dorfmann, who drilled Stanwyck for three hours a day until she was able to move her arms and hands to match the music. Stanwyck was reportedly one of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), although she did not receive a screen test. In 1944 she was the highest-paid woman in the United States.

Pauline Kael, describing Stanwyck's acting, wrote: "[She] seems to have an intuitive understanding of the fluid physical movements that work best on camera" and in reference to her early 1930s film work, "[E]arly talkies sentimentality ... only emphasizes Stanwyck's remarkable modernism."

Many of her roles involved strong characters. In Double Indemnity, Stanwyck brought out the cruel nature of the "grim, unflinching murderess," marking her as the "most notorious femme" in the film noir genre. Yet, Stanwyck was known for her accessibility and kindness to the backstage crew on any film set. She knew the names of their wives and children. Frank Capra said of Stanwyck: "She was destined to be beloved by all directors, actors, crews and extras. In a Hollywood popularity contest she would win first prize hands down." A consummate professional, when aged 50 she performed a stunt in Forty Guns. Her character had to fall off her horse and, her foot caught in the stirrup, be dragged by the galloping animal. This was so dangerous the movie's professional stunt person refused to do it. Her professionalism on film sets led her to be named an Honorary Member of the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame.

Stanwyck played alongside Elvis Presley as a carnival owner in the movie Roustabout in 1964.

William Holden and Stanwyck were friends of long standing. When Stanwyck and Holden were presenting the Best Sound Oscar for 1977, Holden paused to pay a special tribute to her for saving his career when Holden was cast in the lead for Golden Boy (1939). After a series of unsteady daily performances, he was about to be fired, but Stanwyck staunchly defended him, successfully standing up to the film producers. Shortly after Holden's death, Stanwyck recalled the moment when receiving her honorary Oscar: "A few years ago I stood on this stage with William Holden as a presenter. I loved him very much, and I miss him. He always wished that I would get an Oscar. And so tonight, my golden boy, you got your wish."

Television career

When Stanwyck's film career declined in 1957, she moved to television. Her 1961 series The Barbara Stanwyck Show was not a ratings success but earned her an Emmy Award. The Western series The Big Valley, which ran from 1965 to 1969 on ABC, made her one of the most popular actresses on television, winning her another Emmy. She was billed as "Miss Barbara Stanwyck". The story of her 1940 movie Remember the Night was used in an episode titled "Judgement in Heaven" (Season 1, Episode 15).

She also appeared in the television series The Untouchables with Robert Stack (1962–63), and in four episodes of Wagon Train as three different characters (1961–64).

Years later, Stanwyck earned her third Emmy for The Thorn Birds. In 1985 she made three guest appearances in the primetime soap opera Dynasty prior to the launch of its short-lived spin-off series, The Colbys, in which she starred alongside Charlton Heston, Stephanie Beacham and Katharine Ross. Unhappy with the experience, Stanwyck remained with the series for only one season (it lasted for two), and her role as Constance Colby Patterson would prove to be her last. Earl Hamner Jr. (producer of The Waltons) had initially wanted Stanwyck for the lead role of Angela Channing in the 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest, but she turned it down and the role went to her best friend, Jane Wyman.

Marriages and relationships

While playing in The Noose, Stanwyck reportedly fell in love with her married co-star, Rex Cherryman. Cherryman had become ill early in 1928 and his doctor advised him to take a sea voyage to Paris where he and Stanwyck had arranged to meet. While still at sea, he died of septic poisoning at the age of 31.

On August 26, 1928, Stanwyck married her Burlesque co-star, Frank Fay. She and Fay later claimed they disliked each other at first, but became close after Cherryman's death. A botched abortion at the age of 15 had resulted in complications which left Stanwyck unable to have children, according to her biographer. After moving to Hollywood, the couple adopted a ten-month-old son on December 5, 1932. They named him Dion, later amending the name to Anthony Dion, nicknamed "Tony". The marriage was a troubled one. Fay's successful career on Broadway did not translate to the big screen, whereas Stanwyck achieved Hollywood stardom. Fay was reportedly physically abusive to his young wife, especially when he was inebriated. Some claim that this union was the basis for A Star Is Born. The couple divorced on December 30, 1935. Stanwyck won custody of their adoptive son, whom she had raised with a strict authoritarian hand and demanding expectations. Stanwyck and her son were estranged after his childhood, meeting only a few times after he became an adult. The child whom she had adopted in infancy "resembled her in just one respect: both were, effectively, orphans."

In 1936, while making the film His Brother's Wife (1936), Stanwyck became involved with her co-star, Robert Taylor. Rather than a torrid romance, their relationship was more one of mentor and pupil. Stanwyck served as support and adviser to the younger Taylor, who had come from a small Nebraska town; she guided his career, and acclimated him to the sophisticated Hollywood culture. The couple began living together, sparking newspaper reports about the two. Stanwyck was hesitant to remarry after the failure of her first marriage. However, their 1939 marriage was arranged with the help of Taylor's studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a common practice in Hollywood's golden age. Louis B. Mayer had insisted on the two stars marrying and went as far as presiding over arrangements at the wedding. She and Taylor enjoyed time together outdoors during the early years of their marriage, and owned acres of prime West Los Angeles property. Their large ranch and home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, Los Angeles, is still referred to by the locals as the old "Robert Taylor ranch."

Stanwyck and Taylor mutually decided in 1950 to divorce, and after his insistence, she proceeded with the official filing of the papers. There have been many rumors regarding the cause of their divorce, but after World War II, Taylor had attempted to create a life away from Hollywood, and Stanwyck did not share that goal. Taylor had romantic affairs, and there were unsubstantiated rumors about Stanwyck having had affairs as well. After the divorce, they acted together in Stanwyck's last feature film, The Night Walker (1964). She never remarried and cited Taylor as the love of her life, according to her friend and Big Valley co-star Linda Evans. She took his death in 1969 very hard, and took a long break from film and television work.

Stanwyck was one of the best-liked actresses in Hollywood and was friends with many of her fellow actors (as well as crew members of her films and TV shows), including Joel McCrea and his wife Frances Dee, George Brent, Robert Preston, Henry Fonda (who had a lifelong crush on her), James Stewart, Linda Evans, Joan Crawford, Jack Benny and his wife Mary Livingstone, William Holden, Gary Cooper, Fred MacMurray, and many others.

Stanwyck had a romantic affair with actor Robert Wagner, whom she met on the set of Titanic (1953). Wagner, who was 22, and Stanwyck, who was 45 at the beginning of the relationship, had a four-year romance, which is described in Wagner's memoir Pieces of My Heart (2008). Stanwyck ended the relationship. In the 1950s, Stanwyck reportedly also had a one-night stand with the much younger Farley Granger, which he wrote about in his autobiography Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway (2007).

Political views

Stanwyck opposed the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She felt that if someone from her disadvantaged background had risen to success, others should be able to prosper without government intervention or assistance. For Stanwyck, indisputably, "hard work with the prospect of rich reward was the American way." Stanwyck became an early member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals (MPA) after its founding in 1944. The mission of this group was to "... combat ... subversive methods [used in the industry] to undermine and change the American way of life." It opposed both communist and fascist influences in Hollywood. She publicly supported the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee, her husband Robert Taylor appearing to testify as a friendly witness. Stanwyck shared conservative Republican affiliation with such contemporaries as Walt Disney, Hedda Hopper, Randolph Scott, Robert Young, Ward Bond, William Holden, Ginger Rogers, Jimmy Stewart, George Murphy, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Shirley Temple, Bob Hope, Adolphe Menjou, Helen Hayes, director Frank Capra and her Double Indemnity co-star, Fred MacMurray.

She was a fan of Objectivist author Ayn Rand, having persuaded Jack L. Warner at Warner Bros. to buy the rights to The Fountainhead before it was a best-seller, and writing to the author of her admiration of Atlas Shrugged.


Stanwyck was originally a Protestant and was baptized in June 1916 by the Reverend J. Frederic Berg of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church.

She converted to Roman Catholicism when she married her first husband, Frank Fay.


Her elder brother, Malcolm Byron Stevens (1905-1964), also became a prolific actor, though a much less successful one. According to IMDb, as Bert L. Stevens, he played hundreds of parts in film and television, but was only credited in two television episodes. He appeared in two films that starred his famous sibling: The File on Thelma Jordon and No Man of Her Own, both released in 1950. He and actress Caryl Lincoln married in 1934 and remained together until his death from a heart attack. They had one son, Brian.

Later years and death

Stanwyck's retirement years were active, with charity work outside the limelight. She was awakened in the middle of the night inside her home in the exclusive Trousdale section of Beverly Hills in 1981 by an intruder, who hit her on the head with his flashlight, then forced her into a closet while he robbed her of $40,000 in jewels.

The following year, in 1982, while filming The Thorn Birds, the inhalation of special-effects smoke on the set may have caused her to contract bronchitis, which was compounded by her cigarette habit; she was a smoker from the age of nine until four years before her death.

Stanwyck died on January 20, 1990, aged 82, of congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. She had indicated that she wanted no funeral service. In accordance with her wishes, her remains were cremated and the ashes scattered from a helicopter over Lone Pine, California, where she had made some of her western films.

Radio appearances

  • 1952: Hollywood Sound Stage; Dark Victory
  • 1952: Theatre Guild on the Air; Portrait in Black
  • Filmography

    The Colbys (TV Series) as
    Constance Colby
    - Checkmate (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Anniversary Waltz (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Reckoning (1986) - Constance Colby
    - A Family Affair (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Double Jeopardy (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Honeymoon (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Wedding (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Outcast (1986) - Constance Colby
    - My Father's House (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Burden of Proof (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Trial (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Fallon's Choice (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Pact (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Thursday's Child (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Turning Point (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Letter (1986) - Constance Colby
    - Fallen Idol (1986) - Constance Colby
    - The Reunion (1985) - Constance Colby
    - A House Divided (1985) - Constance Colby
    - Shadow of the Past (1985) - Constance Colby
    - The Family Album (1985) - Constance Colby
    - Moment of Truth (1985) - Constance Colby
    - Conspiracy of Silence (1985) - Constance Colby
    - The Celebration (1985) - Constance Colby
    Dynasty (TV Series) as
    Constance Colby
    - The Titans: Part 2 (1985) - Constance Colby
    - The Titans: Part 1 (1985) - Constance Colby
    - The Man (1985) - Constance Colby
    - The Californians (1985) - Constance Colby
    The Thorn Birds (TV Mini Series) as
    Mary Carson
    - Part 4 (1983) - Mary Carson (credit only)
    - Part 3 (1983) - Mary Carson (credit only)
    - Part 2 (1983) - Mary Carson (credit only)
    - Part 1 (1983) - Mary Carson
    Charlie's Angels (TV Series) as
    Toni Blake
    - Toni's Boys (1980) - Toni Blake
    The Letters (TV Movie) as
    Geraldine Parkington
    A Taste of Evil (TV Movie) as
    Miriam Jennings
    The House That Would Not Die (TV Movie) as
    Ruth Bennett
    The Big Valley (TV Series) as
    Victoria Barkley / Nellie Handley
    - Point and Counterpoint (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Flight from San Miguel (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Danger Road (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Town of No Exit (1969) - Victoria Barkley (credit only)
    - The Other Face of Justice (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Battle of Mineral Springs (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - A Passage of Saints (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Royal Road (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Alias Nellie Handley (1969) - Victoria Barkley / Nellie Handley
    - Lightfoot (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - The 25 Graves of Midas (1969) - Victoria Barkley (credit only)
    - The Secret (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Joshua Watson (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Top of the Stairs (1969) - Victoria Barkley
    - Hunter's Moon (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Prize (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - A Stranger Everywhere (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Profit and the Lost (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Long Ride (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Hell Hath No Fury (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Jonah (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Deathtown (1968) - Victoria Barkley (credit only)
    - Run of the Cat (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Presumed Dead (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - They Called Her Delilah (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - In Silent Battle (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Challenge (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Run of the Savage (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Devil's Masquerade (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Bounty on a Barkley (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Rimfire (1968) - Victoria Barkley (credit only)
    - The Emperor of Rice (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Fall of a Hero (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Shadow of a Giant (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Miranda (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - Days of Wrath (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Good Thieves (1968) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Buffalo Man (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Journey Into Violence (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Night of the Executioner (1967) - Victoria Barkley (credit only)
    - Four Days to Furnace Hill (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Explosion!: Part 2 (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Explosion!: Part 1 (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - A Noose Is Waiting (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - The Disappearance (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Guilty (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Ladykiller (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Night in a Small Town (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Time After Midnight (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - A Flock of Trouble (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Ambush (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Joaquin (1967) - Victoria Barkley
    - Cage of Eagles (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Days of Grace (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Lady from Mesa (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Showdown in Limbo (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Turn of a Card (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Plunder! (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Court Martial (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Brother Love (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Price of Victory (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Haunted Gun (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Stallion (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Down Shadow Street (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Boy Into Man (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Image of Yesterday (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Wagonload of Dreams (1967) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Day of the Comet (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Hide the Children (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck, credit only)
    - A Day of Terror (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Last Stage to Salt Flats (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Iron Box (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck, credit only)
    - The Great Safe Robbery (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Man from Nowhere (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Velvet Trap (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Target (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Martyr (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Pursuit (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Caesar's Wife (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Legend of a General: Part II (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Legend of a General: Part 1 (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Lost Treasure (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Last Train to the Fair (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck, credit only)
    - Tunnel of Gold (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Midas Man (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The River Monarch (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - By Force and Violence (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Into the Widow's Web (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Hazard (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Fallen Hawk (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Death Merchant (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck, credit only)
    - Barbary Red (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Under a Dark Star (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Teacher of Outlaws (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - A Time to Kill (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - By Fires Unseen (1966) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Invaders (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Judgement in Heaven (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Brawlers (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Guilt of Matt Bentell (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Night of the Wolf (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Way to Kill a Killer (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Murdered Party (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Earthquake (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - My Son, My Son (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Winner Lose All (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Heritage (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - The Young Marauders (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Boots with My Father's Name (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Forty Rifles (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    - Palms of Glory (1965) - Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie) as
    Abby Rayner
    The Night Walker as
    Irene Trent
    Roustabout as
    Maggie Morgan
    Wagon Train (TV Series) as
    Kate Crawley / Caroline Casteel / Maud Frazer
    - The Kate Crawley Story (1964) - Kate Crawley
    - The Molly Kincaid Story (1963) - Kate Crawley
    - The Caroline Casteel Story (1962) - Caroline Casteel
    - The Maud Frazer Story (1961) - Maud Frazer
    The Untouchables (TV Series) as
    Lt. Agatha Stewart
    - Search for a Dead Man (1963) - Lt. Agatha Stewart
    - Elegy (1962) - Lt. Agatha Stewart
    The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) as
    Irene Phillips
    - Special Assignment (1962) - Irene Phillips
    Walk on the Wild Side as
    Jo Courtney
    Rawhide (TV Series) as
    Nora Holloway
    - The Captain's Wife (1962) - Nora Holloway (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    General Electric Theater (TV Series) as
    Lili Parrish
    - Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story (1961) - Lili Parrish
    The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) as
    Dora Dunphy
    - A Windfall for Mom (1961) - Dora Dunphy (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
    Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) as
    Leona Butler / Regan Moore / Julie Holman / ...
    - The Lone Woman (1959) - Leona Butler
    - Hang the Heart High (1959) - Regan Moore
    - Trail to Nowhere (1958) - Julie Holman
    - The Freighter (1958) - Belle Garrison
    The Real McCoys (TV Series) as
    Barbara Stanwyck
    - The McCoys Visit Hollywood (1959) - Barbara Stanwyck (uncredited)
    Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) as
    Midge Varney
    - Three Years Dark (1958) - Midge Varney
    Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) as
    Midge Varney
    - Three Dark Years (1958) - Midge Varney
    Forty Guns as
    Jessica Drummond
    Trooper Hook as
    Cora Sutliff
    Crime of Passion as
    Kathy Doyle
    The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) as
    Irene Frazier
    - Sudden Silence (1956) - Irene Frazier
    These Wilder Years as
    Ann Dempster
    The Maverick Queen as
    Kit Banion
    There's Always Tomorrow as
    Norma Miller Vale
    Escape to Burma as
    Gwen Moore
    The Violent Men as
    Martha Wilkison
    Cattle Queen of Montana as
    Sierra Nevada Jones
    Witness to Murder as
    Cheryl Draper
    Executive Suite as
    Julia O. Tredway
    The Moonlighter as
    Blowing Wild as
    Marina Conway
    All I Desire as
    Naomi Murdoch
    Titanic as
    Julia Sturges
    Jeopardy as
    Helen Stilwin
    Clash by Night as
    Mae Doyle
    The Man with a Cloak as
    Lorna Bounty
    To Please a Lady as
    Regina Forbes
    The Furies as
    Vance Jeffords
    No Man of Her Own as
    Helen Ferguson
    East Side, West Side as
    Jessie Bourne
    The File on Thelma Jordon as
    Thelma Jordon
    The Lady Gambles as
    Joan Boothe
    Sorry, Wrong Number as
    Leona Stevenson
    B.F.'s Daughter as
    'Polly' Fulton
    Variety Girl as
    Barbara Stanwyck
    Cry Wolf as
    Sandra Marshall
    The Other Love as
    Karen Duncan
    The Two Mrs. Carrolls as
    Sally Morton Carroll
    California as
    Lily Bishop
    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers as
    Martha Ivers
    The Bride Wore Boots as
    Sally Warren
    My Reputation as
    Jessica Drummond
    Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short) as
    Barbara Stanwyck
    Christmas in Connecticut as
    Elizabeth Lane
    Hollywood Canteen as
    Barbara Stanwyck
    Double Indemnity as
    Phyllis Dietrichson
    Flesh and Fantasy as
    Joan Stanley (Episode 3)
    Lady of Burlesque as
    Deborah Hoople - aka Dixie Daisy
    The Gay Sisters as
    Fiona Gaylord
    Ball of Fire as
    Sugarpuss O'Shea
    The Great Man's Lady as
    Hannah Sempler Hoyt
    You Belong to Me as
    Helen Hunt
    Meet John Doe as
    Ann Mitchell
    The Lady Eve as
    Remember the Night as
    Lee Leander
    Golden Boy as
    Lorna Moon
    Union Pacific as
    Mollie Monahan
    The Mad Miss Manton as
    Melsa Manton
    Always Goodbye as
    Margot Weston
    Breakfast for Two as
    Valentine Ransome
    Stella Dallas as
    Stella Dallas
    This Is My Affair as
    Lil Duryea
    Internes Can't Take Money as
    Janet Haley
    The Plough and the Stars as
    Nora Clitheroe
    Banjo on My Knee as
    Pearl Elliott Holley
    His Brother's Wife as
    Rita Wilson
    The Bride Walks Out as
    Carolyn Martin
    A Message to Garcia as
    Senorita Raphaelita Maderos
    Annie Oakley as
    Annie Oakley
    Red Salute as
    Drue Van Allen
    The Woman in Red as
    Shelby Barret Wyatt
    The Secret Bride as
    Ruth Vincent
    A Lost Lady as
    Gambling Lady as
    Jennifer Lady Lee
    Hollywood on Parade No. A-11 (Short)
    Ever in My Heart as
    Mary Archer aka Mary Wilbrandt
    Baby Face as
    Lily Powers
    Ladies They Talk About as
    Nan Taylor
    The Bitter Tea of General Yen as
    The Purchase Price as
    Joan Gordon
    So Big! as
    Selina Peake De Jong
    Shopworn as
    Kitty Lane
    Forbidden as
    The Miracle Woman as
    Florence 'Faith' Fallon
    Night Nurse as
    Lora Hart
    The Stolen Jools (Short) as
    Mrs. Frank Fay
    Illicit as
    Anne Vincent
    Ten Cents a Dance as
    Barbara O'Neill
    Ladies of Leisure as
    Kay Arnold
    Mexicali Rose as
    Mexicali Rose
    The Locked Door as
    Ann Carter
    Broadway Nights as
    Showgirl (uncredited)
    The Man with a Cloak (performer: "Another Yesterday" - uncredited)
    California (performer: "LILY-I-LAY-DE-O", "SAID I TO MY HEART, SAID I")
    Lady of Burlesque (performer: "Take It Off the E-String")
    The Gay Sisters (performer: "Good Night, Ladies" - uncredited)
    Ball of Fire (performer: "Drum Boogie" (1941) - uncredited)
    Remember the Night (performer: "A Perfect Day" (1910) - uncredited)
    This Is My Affair (performer: "I Hum a Waltz" (1937), "The Fountain in the Park" (1884) - uncredited)
    Banjo on My Knee (performer: "Where the Lazy River Goes By" (1936))
    A Lost Lady (performer: "The Very Thought Of You" (1934) - uncredited)
    The Purchase Price (performer: "Take Me Away" (1932) - uncredited)
    The Miracle Woman (performer: "The Farmer in the Dell" - uncredited)
    Illicit (performer: "Maybe It's Love" (1930) - uncredited)
    El amor me queda grande (Short) (dedicatee)
    AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest of Honor / Self / Self - Audience Member
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck (1987) - Self - Guest of Honor
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) - Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    Thicke of the Night (TV Series) as
    - Episode dated 11 April 1984 (1984) - Self
    The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The 15th Annual Publicists Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The Movie Crazy Years (TV Movie documentary) as
    Film Night (TV Series) as
    - Film Night Special: Kirk Douglas (1971) - Self
    The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode #2.182 (1968) - Self
    The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Presentation of the 45th Annual Gold Medal Photoplay Awards (1967) - Self - Guest
    The 23rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille (TV Movie documentary) as
    The 20th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The 19th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Host / Josephine Little / Chris Mathews / ...
    - A Man's Game (1961) - Self - Host / Chris Mathews
    - Big Jake (1961) - Self - Host
    - The Hitch-Hiker (1961) - Self - Host / Maggie McClay
    - Triple C (1961) - Self - Host / Carolyn Callendar
    - Assassin (1961) - Self - Host / Louise Forest
    - Little Big Mouth (1961) - Self - Host / Nellie Bly
    - Yanqui Go Home (1961) - Self - Host / Fran Evans
    - Frightened Doll (1961) - Self - Host / Hazel
    - The Choice (1961) - Self - Host / Amanda Prescott
    - Call Me Annie (1961) - Self - Host
    - Sign of the Zodiac (1961) - Self - Host / Madge Terry
    - High Tension (1961) - Self - Host / Fran Elick
    - Adventure on Happiness Street (1961) - Self - Host / Josephine Little
    - The Golden Acres (1961) - Self - Host / Avis Fleming
    - Shock (1961) - Self - Host / Rachel Harrison
    - Along the Barbary Coast (1961) - Self - Host / Trixie Callahan
    - Confession (1961) - Self - Host / Paula Manning
    - Big Career (1961) - Self - Host / Harriet Melvane
    - The Sisters (1961) - Self - Host / Janet Jones
    - Dragon by the Tail (1961) - Self - Host / Josephine Little
    - Dear Charlie (1961) - Self - Host
    - Size 10 (1961) - Self - Host / Maggie Wenley
    - Night Visitor (1961) - Self - Host / Marian Andrews
    - The Cornerstone (1961) - Self - Host / Sister Thomas Aquinas
    - Hong Kong and Little Joe (1960) - Self - Host / Josephine Little
    - No One (1960) - Self - Host / Cara Lester
    - Out of the Shadows (1960) - Self - Host / Dr. Susan Bryce
    - We Are the Women Who Wait (1960) - Self - Host / Alicia
    - Ironbark's Bride (1960) - Self - Host / Ella Cahill
    - The Secret of Mrs. Randall (1960) - Self - Host / Liz Randall
    - The Miraculous Journey of Tadpole Chan (1960) - Self - Host / Josephine Little
    - House in Order (1960) - Self - Host / Elizabeth Mowry
    - The Key to the Killer (1960) - Self - Host / Stella King
    - The Seventh Miracle (1960) - Self - Host
    - Discreet Deception (1960) - Self - Host / Amelia Lambert
    - Good Citizen (1960) - Self - Host / Margot LaShelle
    - The Mink Coat (1960) - Self - Host / Syd Channing
    The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter & Winner
    The 17th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) as
    Self / Bella Manningham
    - Autolight (1959) - Self / Bella Manningham
    - Gaslight (1952) - Self
    The Christophers (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - Two Worlds of Ann Foster (1957) - Self - Host
    - Sentence Deferred (1957) - Self - Host
    The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest Host
    - The Waiting Game (1955) - Self - Guest Host
    - My Uncle O'Moore (1955) - Self - Guest Host
    Breakdowns of 1944 (Short) as
    Self (uncredited)
    Breakdowns of 1942 (Short) as
    Self (uncredited)
    Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations (Documentary short) as
    Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 9 (Documentary short) as
    Self - Horse Show Attendee
    Hollywood Goes to Town (Short documentary) as
    Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 6 (Documentary short) as
    Things You Never See on the Screen (Short) as
    Screen Snapshots (Series 12, No. 2) (Documentary short) as
    Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 8 (Documentary short) as
    Round About Hollywood (Documentary short) as
    The Voice of Hollywood No. 14 (Short) as
    Self (uncredited)
    Archive Footage
    The Magic Makers (Documentary short) as
    Citizen Jane, l'Amérique selon Fonda (TV Movie documentary) as
    Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace (Documentary) as
    Megan in The Bitter Tea of General Yen (uncredited)
    Amazing World of Radio (TV Series) as
    Phyllis Dietrichson
    - Lux Radio Theater: Double Indemnity (2018) - Phyllis Dietrichson
    Les couples mythiques du cinéma (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    - Barbara Stanwyck et Robert Taylor (2017) - Self
    Women He's Undressed (Documentary)
    NCIS (TV Series) as
    Phyllis Dietrichson / Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
    - No Good Deed (2015) - Phyllis Dietrichson (uncredited)
    - An Eye for an Eye (2005) - Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness (uncredited)
    And the Oscar Goes to... (TV Movie documentary) as
    Arena (TV Series documentary)
    - Screen Goddesses (2012)
    A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (TV Movie documentary)
    Pioneers of Television (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Victoria Barkley
    - Westerns (2011) - Self / Victoria Barkley
    These Amazing Shadows (Documentary) as
    Lily (uncredited)
    American Grindhouse (Documentary)
    Comic Relief 2009 (TV Special)
    Warner at War (TV Movie documentary)
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Lily Powers / Self
    - You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story - Part 1 (2008) - Lily Powers
    - Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2001) - Self
    Diálogos de cine (TV Special) as
    Phyllis Dietrichson
    Catalogue of Ships (Documentary)
    Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) as
    Various Roles
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
    Phyllis Dietrichson
    - Svengali (2007) - Phyllis Dietrichson (uncredited)
    Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 (Video documentary) as
    Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (Documentary) as
    Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb (Video) as
    La tele de tu vida (TV Series) as
    Mary Carson
    - Episode #1.6 (2007) - Mary Carson
    Billy Wilder Speaks (TV Movie documentary) as
    ... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (TV Movie documentary)
    Bad Girls Behind Bars as
    Nan Taylor
    Legends of World Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
    - Barbara Stanwyck - Self
    Christmas from Hollywood (Video documentary) as
    Complicated Women (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (TV Movie documentary) as
    Jessica Drummond
    The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 (Video documentary) as
    Pulp Cinema (Video documentary) as
    Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years (Video documentary) as
    Hollywood Remembers (TV Series documentary)
    - Barbara Stanwyck
    Annie Get Your Gun Intro with Susan Lucci (Video documentary short) as
    Annie Oakley
    The Lady with the Torch (Documentary) as
    Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    Biography (TV Series documentary) as
    - Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) - Self
    The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful (TV Special documentary) as
    The Casting Couch (Video documentary)
    Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
    Vance Jeffords
    - A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) - Vance Jeffords (uncredited)
    100 Years at the Movies (TV Short documentary) as
    The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (TV Movie documentary) as
    Melsa Manton
    Oscar's Greatest Moments (Video documentary) as
    Sprockets (TV Series) as
    Ann Mitchell
    - Ready When You Are- (1991) - Ann Mitchell
    Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (TV Movie documentary) as
    Bloopers Galore (Video documentary) as
    AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988) - Self
    Moonlighting (TV Series) as
    - Tale in Two Cities (1987) - Jean (uncredited)
    Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (TV Movie documentary) as
    Mae Doyle
    Showbiz Goes to War (TV Movie documentary)
    Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie documentary) as
    Actress - 'The Lady Eve' (uncredited)
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as
    Leona Hastings-Forrest
    The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    This Is Elvis (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    The Wild West
    That's Action (Documentary) as
    Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) as
    Film Review (TV Mini Series) as
    Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
    - Changing Faces (1968) - Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
    The Love Goddesses (Documentary) as
    Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series documentary) as
    Lora Hart / Self
    - The Wild and Wonderful Thirties (1964) - Lora Hart (uncredited)
    - The One and Only Bing (1963) - Self (uncredited)
    - How to Succeed as a Gangster (1963) - Lora Hart (uncredited)
    Decision (TV Series) as
    Irene Frazier
    - Sudden Silence (1958) - Irene Frazier
    When the Talkies Were Young (Short) as
    Lora Hart (uncredited)
    The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
    Julia O. Tredway / Self
    - MGM's 30th Anniversary Tribute (1954) - Julia O. Tredway
    - Episode #6.34 (1953) - Self


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