Barbara Pepper

Barbara Pepper

Highest Rated: 100% Inferno (1953)

Lowest Rated: 40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

Birthday: May 31, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Barbara Pepper was an actress with a prolific career in film and television that spanned the early 1930s to the late 1960s, primarily in supporting roles. Early in her career, she joined the stock female dance company the Goldwyn Girls, where she first met and worked with legendary comedian Lucille Ball. The two became lifelong friends. The first phase of Pepper's career included more than 20 years in well over 100 film roles, many of them secondary or uncredited, however. One early exception was the mystery-romance "The Rogues Tavern" in 1936, where she had a main part as Marjorie Burns. That same year, she had another significant part in the romantic comedy, "Mummy's Boys," but as with most if not all of her film roles, it lacked complexity, and failed to put her in Hollywood's limelight. The second phase of Pepper's career essentially began in 1952, when she teamed up with Lucille Ball on the comedy classic "I Love Lucy," appearing on eight episodes over four seasons. In 1954, Pepper began appearing on one of the other legendary comedies of the era, "The Jack Benny Program," a seven-episode run that lasted until 1962. In 1965, at 50, Pepper landed her most active TV part, as Doris Ziffel on the family comedy "Green Acres," about the New York City couple who adjust to a new life on the farm. Pepper appeared on 29 episodes, from 1965 to '68. She died from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 54.

Highest rated movies

Inferno
Of Mice and Men
A Child Is Waiting
Our Daily Bread
The Return of Frank James
Kiss Me, Stupid
Who's Minding the Store?

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 66% Kiss Me, Stupid Big Bertha (Character) - 1964
93% 74% A Child Is Waiting Miss Brown (Character) - 1963
40% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Customer at Bargain Sale (uncredited) (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 62% It's Only Money Fisherwoman (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 79% The D.I. Woman Customer (Character) - 1957
100% 52% Inferno Waitress (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millerson Case Belle Englehart (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Trail Karen Kemp (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Ship Winnie DeVoe (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls in Chains Ruth (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Thrilling Night Lettie (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% Manpower Polly (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Sons O'Guns Francie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 70% Castle on the Hudson Goldie (Character) - 1940
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Nellie Blane (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 62% They Made Me a Criminal Budgie Massey (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Of Mice and Men Girl (uncredited) (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Stadium Mystery Althea Ames (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in the Morgue Kay Renshaw (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wide Open Faces Belle (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Wives Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westland Case Agatha Hogan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outcasts of Poker Flat Blonde Saloon Lady (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forty Naughty Girls Alice (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 14% The Rogue's Tavern Marjorie Burns (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 25% Winterset Girl (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taming the Wild Hazel White (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Becomes of the Children? Elsie Ford (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mummy's Boys Mary Browning (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: Jane Turner Marge Sanders (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sagebrush Troubador Joan Martin (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Gloria Vance (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced Landing Nancy "Dusty" Rhodes (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Work Unknown (Character) - 1935
85% 66% Our Daily Bread Sally (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Doris Ziffel (Character) 1965-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Greek Nightclub Dresser (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Matty (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mrs. Diamond (Guest Star) 1957 1961 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Big Martha (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Woman in Butcher Shop (Guest Star) 1952-1955