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Barbara O'Neil



Born to a blue-blooded New England family, Barbara O'Neil was 21 when she made her first Broadway appearance. During the summer season, she acted with the Provincetown Players, often in the company of her first husband, producer Joshua Logan. She made her film debut in 1937, marking time in traditional leading lady roles until cast as Scarlett O'Hara's mother in Gone With the Wind (1939), delivering an utterly convincing performance despite the fact that she was exactly three years older than her "daughter" Vivien Leigh. Her finest screen showing was as Charles Boyer's spiteful, dangerously neurotic wife in All This and Heaven Too (1940), for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Barbara O'Neil made only a handful of film appearances after that, retiring from show business after a successful run in the Broadway production Little Moon of Alban.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% The Nun's Story
  • Mother Katherine
1959
No Score Yet Flame of the Islands
  • Mrs. Duryea
1955
80% Angel Face
  • Mrs. Catherine Tremayne
1952
89% Whirlpool
  • Theresa Randolph
1949
100% I Remember Mama
  • Jessie Brown
1948
54% Secret Beyond the Door
  • Miss Robey
1948
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Duchesse de Praslin
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Ellen O'Hara
1939
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Queen Elizabeth
1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Madeleine Durand
1939
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Jerry Lindsay
1938
86% Stella Dallas
  • Helen Morrison
1937

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