|Years active 1949–1964|
Name Claudia Barrett
|Role Television actress|
Spouse Alan Wells (m. 1953–1956)
|Full Name Imagene Williams|
Born November 3, 1929 (age 86) (1929-11-03) Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Television and Film Actress
Movies Robot Monster, A Life at Stake, Night Riders of Montana, Desperadoes' Outpost, You Have to Run Fast
Similar People Phil Tucker, George Nader, Selena Royle, Douglass Dumbrille, Paul Guilfoyle
Claudia Barrett (born November 3, 1929) is an American television and film actress.
Barrett was born in Los Angeles, California as Imagene Williams, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Williams. After high school, she studied at Pasadena Community Playhouse for a year and acted at Encino Little Theatre.
Though she would mainly be involved with television, her acting career began with film in the late 1940s and 1950s. At age 18, she was signed (as Imagene Williams) to a contract with Warner Bros.
Her first movie appearance being the 1949 classic film noir White Heat starring James Cagney and Virginia Mayo. The next year she had the part of Miss Dolly Travers in MGM's The Happy Years which starred Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman and Leo G. Carroll. Other film credits included The Story of Seabiscuit and Chain Lightning, as well as one of the leads of A Life at Stake, a murder drama starring Angela Lansbury.
In 1953, she played one of the lead roles in the science-fiction film Robot Monster, generally regarded as one of the worst films of all time.
She appeared in numerous television shows including The Abbott and Costello Show, General Electric Theater, Cavalcade of America, The Lone Ranger, The Roy Rogers Show, Highway Patrol, Tales of Wells Fargo, 77 Sunset Strip, Matt Clarke, Railroad Detective, Hopalong Cassidy, The Millionaire and The Jack Benny Program.
Barrett retired from acting in 1964 but stayed in show business, working for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.