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Barboura Morris

  • Highest Rated: 88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Dunwich Horror (1970)
  • Birthday: Oct 22, 1932
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • As the above question marks in the birthplace slot indicate, American actress Barboura Morris was the Mystery Woman of low-budget pictures. Little is known of her life before she graduated from UCLA and began her acting career as Barboura O'Neill, putting in her first professional time at Northern California's Stumptown stock company. After honing her skills under the tutelage of coach Jeff Corey, Barboura did some TV work in the '50s, mostly in dramatic anthologies. Roger Corman, who'd been in Barboura's class under Jeff Corey, convinced the actress to take the leading role in Corman's Sorority Girl (1957), in which she was still billed as Barboura O'Neill in a cast including such stalwart Corman players as Susan Cabot and Dick Miller. In American-International's Machine Gun Kelly (1958), Barboura acted opposite Charles Bronson, while in yet another A-I epic she was one of the beleaguered Nordic damsels in Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1959). The Wasp Woman (1959) contained perhaps Barbara's best performance during her long tenure at American-International, as the faithful secretary to the sting-happy title character. The actress continued taking TV roles inbetween her B-picture stints, and was seen in a flashy part as a glamorous amnesiac on a 1959 episode of The Thin Man. Evidently, Barboura Morris' final role was a bit in 1969's The Dunwich Horror; she died in 1975 at the age of 43.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

17% The Dunwich Horror Mrs. Cole 1970
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Jeanette Landsman 1967
36% The Trip Flo 1967
88% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Nurse 1963
71% The Haunted Palace Mrs. Weeden 1963
No Score Yet Atlas Candia 1961
45% The Wasp Woman Mary Dennison 1959
75% A Bucket of Blood Carla 1959
No Score Yet Machine Gun Kelly Lynn 1958
No Score Yet Teenage Doll Janet 1957
No Score Yet Rock All Night Syl 1957
No Score Yet Sorority Girl Rita Joyce 1957
No Score Yet Helen Keller and Her Teacher Actor

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