Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes

Highest Rated: 93% Auntie Mame (1958)

Lowest Rated: 50% Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1934

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Joanna Barnes clawed her way up the Hollywood ladder during the late 1950s. After several appearances on second string television series and a role as a "Bit Model" in the '57 noir "The Garment Jungle," Barnes scored a breakthrough as the uppity Gloria Upson in the comedy of manners "Auntie Mame." She was honored at the Golden Globes the following year, where she received a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Her performance caught the attention of young auteur Stanley Kubrick, who cast her as Claudia in his epic 1960 retelling of "Spartacus." Between ever more prominent TV appearances, Barnes found success yet again as the thorny gold digger Vicky Robinson in the family comedy "The Parent Trap." When Disney remade the film in 1998, Barnes was hired again, and played the mother of her original character. Her popularity and visage well established, Barnes kept up appearances in the '60s as a regular panelist on the popular game show "What's My Line?," and served as host of televised industry rag "Dateline: Hollywood" in 1967. Over the following years, Barnes's interest in acting waned. An aspiring writer, she performed with increasing infrequency and used the time off to pen the first of three novels. For years, her lifestyle column, "Touching Home," appeared in the Chicago Tribune.

Highest rated movies

Spartacus
Auntie Mame
The War Wagon
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Goodbye Charlie

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 70% The Parent Trap Vicki Blake (Character) $66.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Carina (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 11% I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now Clarice Oliver (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on Gavaloni Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.S. I Love You Jane Ink (Character) - 1971
90% 78% The War Wagon Lola (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 42% Don't Make Waves Diane Prescott (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Thieves Katie (Character) - 1966
50% 69% Goodbye Charlie Janie Highland (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Philbert Angela (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purple Hills Amy Carter (Character) - 1961
90% 75% The Parent Trap Vicky Robinson (Character) - 1961
93% 87% Spartacus Claudia Marius (Character) $1.7M 1960
No Score Yet 20% Tarzan, the Ape Man Jane Parker (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 82% Home Before Dark Cathy Bergner (Character) - 1958
93% 93% Auntie Mame Gloria Upson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road Peg Lawrence (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
10% No Score Yet Then Came You Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1980
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Miss Caroline Fitzjames (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
55% No Score Yet Planet of the Apes Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Phyllis Richards (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Monica (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lisa Cabot (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Ruth Craik (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet All-Star Theatre Unknown (Character) 1957

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