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Barbara Nichols

Highest Rated:   98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Lowest Rated:   53% The Loved One (1965)
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A one-time exotic dancer, buxom blonde actress Barbara Nichols more than once portrayed strippers during her film and TV career. But she also was a persuasive dramatic actress when the need arose, as well as an articulate, well-read young lady offscreen. When not removing her clothes on-camera, Nichols could be seen portraying a variety of dim-bulbed blondes, gun molls, and gold-diggers, imbuing each character with an expert sense of comic timing and subtle inner lining of pathos. She was a favorite foil for many of TV's top comedians of the 1950s and 1960s, notably Jack Benny, who frequently cast Ms. Nichols as his brash, gum-chewing steady date on his weekly TV series. A film actress since 1954, Barbara Nichols curtailed her screen appearances in her last years due to the liver disease that would take her life at the age of 46.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Nick's Girl
1976
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel
  • Sadie
1973
No Score Yet The Power
  • Flora
1968
No Score Yet The Swinger
  • Blossom LaTour
1966
53% The Loved One
  • Sadie Blodgett
1965
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators
  • Gale Wilson
1965
60% The Disorderly Orderly
  • Actress
1964
No Score Yet Dear Heart
  • June
1964
No Score Yet Looking For Love
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet House of Women
  • Candy Kane
1962
No Score Yet Untouchables - Scarface Mob
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The George Raft Story
  • Texas Guinan
1961
83% Where the Boys Are
  • Lola
1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady?
  • Gloria Coogle
1960
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman
  • Jane
1959
No Score Yet Woman Obsessed
  • Mayme Radzevitch
1959
No Score Yet The Naked and the Dead
  • Mildred
1958
75% Pal Joey
  • Gladys
1957
91% The Pajama Game
  • Poopsie
1957
98% Sweet Smell of Success
  • Rita
1957
No Score Yet The King and Four Queens
  • Birdie
1956
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Dolly Moore
1956
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain
  • Arleene Witchy
1956
No Score Yet Manfish
  • Mimi
1956
62% River of No Return
  • Blonde Dancer
1954

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Maid Marilyn
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Liz Powell
  • 1961
  • 1960

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