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Barbara Pepper

Highest Rated:   100% The Snake Pit (1948)
Lowest Rated:   40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
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A specialist in hard-boiled dame roles, Barbara Pepper made her first film appearances as a Goldwyn Girl; she was prominent among the nubile slaves who were garbed only in floor-length blonde wigs in Goldwyn's Roman Scandals (1933). Pepper's one shot at stardom came in King Vidor's Our Daily Bread, in which she played the sluttish vamp who led hero Tom Keene astray; unfortunately, the film was not successful enough, nor her performance convincing enough, to lead to larger parts. She spent the next 30 years in supporting roles and bits, most often playing brassy goodtime girls. A radical weight gain in the 1950s compelled Pepper to alter her screen image; she quickly became adept at portraying obnoxious middle-aged tourists, snoopy next-door neighbors, belligerent landladies, and the like. Pepper's best friend in Hollywood was Lucille Ball, another alumna of the Goldwyn Girl ranks. At one point in 1951,Pepper was a candidate for the role of Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. In her last decade, Barbara Pepper gained a whole new crop of fans thanks to her recurring appearances as Doris Ziffel on the TV sitcom Green Acres.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Game
  • Lois
2013
73% Kiss Me, Stupid
  • Big Bertha
1964
96% My Fair Lady
  • Doolittle's Dance Partner
1964
80% The Patsy
  • Bowler
1964
40% Who's Minding the Store?
  • Client at Sale
1963
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Actor
1963
91% A Child Is Waiting
  • Miss Brown
1963
No Score Yet It's Only Money
  • Fishing Woman
1962
94% The Music Man
  • Feril Hawkes
1962
92% Auntie Mame
  • Mrs. Krantz
1958
No Score Yet The D.I.
  • Customer
1957
No Score Yet Inferno
  • Waitress
1953
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven
  • Waitress
1950
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl
  • Couple
1950
100% The Snake Pit
  • Patient
1948
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Annie
1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Woman in Gilded Case
1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Cab Driver
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Bonnie Fleagle
1945
75% Since You Went Away
  • Pin girl
1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Taxi Girl
1944
94% Cover Girl
  • Chorus Girl
1944
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Daisy
1943
No Score Yet Girls in Chains
  • Ruth
1943
No Score Yet So This Is Washington
  • Taxi Driver
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Girl
1942
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues
  • Maizie
1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog
  • Cigarette Girl
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Polly
1941
94% Foreign Correspondent
  • Doreen
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Goldie
1940
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Nellie Blane
1940
100% Of Mice and Men
  • 2nd Girl
1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother
  • Dance-Hall Hostess
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Budgie
1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset
  • Ginger
1939
100% Vivacious Lady
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Stadium Mystery
  • Althea Ames
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Telephone Operator
1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces
  • Belle
1938
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • Blonde on Bus
1937
No Score Yet Winterset
  • Girl
1936
No Score Yet The Rogues Tavern
  • Marjorie Burns
1936
100% Show Boat
  • Chorus Girl
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • Drunk at Ship's Cafe
1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It
  • Milly
1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady
  • Gloria Vance
1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour
  • Joan Martin
1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond
  • Honey
1935
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Actor
1934
100% Our Daily Bread
  • Sally
1934
No Score Yet Roman Scandals
  • Slave Girl
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Woman in Butcher Shop Woman on Bus Lost Soul Customer Party Guest Chorus Girl Nurse
  • 1955
  • 1954
  • 1953
  • 1952

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