Barbara Pepper

Barbara Pepper

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Snake Pit (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
  • Birthday: May 31, 1915
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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

71% Kiss Me, Stupid Big Bertha 1964
94% My Fair Lady Doolittle's Dance Partner 1964
73% The Patsy Bowler 1964
40% Who's Minding the Store? Client at Sale 1963
71% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Actor 1963
92% A Child Is Waiting Miss Brown 1963
No Score Yet It's Only Money Fishing Woman 1962
94% The Music Man Feril Hawkes 1962
93% 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
80% 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
82% Since You Went Away Pin girl 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Taxi Girl 1944
95% 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 Forty Naughty Girls Showgirl 1937
No Score Yet Winterset Girl 1936
No Score Yet The Big Game Lois 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 The Singing Vagabond Honey 1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour Joan Martin 1935
No Score Yet Kid Millions Actor 1934
92% Our Daily Bread Sally 1934
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Slave Girl 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Mrs. Ziffel Doris Doris Ziffel
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Matty
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Mrs. Diamond Mrs. Williamson Overweight Customer
  • 1963
  • 1961
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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