Barbara Feldon

Barbara Feldon

  • Highest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)
  • Birthday: Mar 12, 1932
  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • American actress Barbara Feldon claimed to be a lonely child, one whose escape from loneliness took the form of books and ballet. While studying drama at Carnegie Tech, she became an expert in Shakespeare, and in this capacity made her TV debut as a contestant on The $64,000 Question (kinescopes exist of this appearance; Barbara is instantly recognizable, though she hasn't quite lost all her baby fat). Feldon worked as a chorus girl in New York, then slimmed down considerably and became a high-priced fashion model. Commercials followed, in which Feldon pitched deodorant pads and--most famously--men's cologne. Few males who were going through adolescence in the early '60s will forget Feldon pitching Top Brass cologne to the "tigers" in the audience, staring into the camera with almost unbearable sultriness (the actress insisted that her come-hither glare was a result of nearsightedness). After doing the guest-star round on several TV dramatic programs, Feldon won the role of statuesque Agent 99 on the spy sitcom Get Smart. Part of the fun on this program was watching Feldon try to avoid revealing that she was a few inches taller than co-star Don Adams (in some scenes he was standing on an incline, as proven when the Nickelodeon cable network put together a montage of "who's taller?" scenes from Get Smart in the early '90s). Get Smart ran from 1965 through 1970, but Feldon has occasionally re-created Agent 99, once in a Smart TV-movie reunion, and more recently in a "return" series for the Fox Network, again starring with Don Adams. Feldon's film career has been less remarkable, save for her brilliant interpretation of a near-fanatic beauty contest organizer in the 1975 satirical comedy Smile. In the last few years, Barbara Feldon has distinguished herself as an expert voiceover artist in commercials and TV specials; she can be heard as the narrator of the PBS series Dinosaurs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Last Request Mom 2006
No Score Yet Get Smart Again Agent 99 1989
No Score Yet Children of Divorce Actor 1980
No Score Yet Sooner or Later Lois Walters 1979
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman Actor 1978
No Score Yet No Deposit, No Return Carolyn 1976
100% Smile Brenda DiCarlo 1975
No Score Yet Bear Who Slept Through Christmas Actor 1973
No Score Yet Playmates Lois Barnett 1972
No Score Yet Fitzwilly Juliet Nowell 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Get Smart
1995
Agent 99
  • 1995
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Lauren
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Agent 99
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Mandy Stevens
  • 1967
  • 1965

QUOTES FROM Barbara Feldon CHARACTERS

Brenda DiCarlo
It's not for me, it's for the gifls.