Lynn Bari

Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)
Lowest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)
Birthday: Dec 18, 1913
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
The stepdaughter of a minister, Lynn Bari entered films as an anonymous dancer in MGM's 1933 superproduction Dancing Lady. Later that same year, she signed a contract with Fox studios, inaugurating a decade-long association with that studio. Though she yearned for parts of substance, the brunette actress was generally limited to "B" pictures and pin-up poses. In the studio's more expensive efforts, Lynn was usually cast as truculent "other women" and villainesses; one of her rare leading roles in an "A" picture was as Henry Fonda's likable vis-a-vis in The Magnificent Dope (1942). Lynn's excellent top-billed performance in the independently produced The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) should have made her a star, but the film unfortunately tanked at the box office. Only a few of her later roles made full use of Lynn's talents; the best of her screen appearances in the 1950s was as Piper Laurie's social-climbing mother in Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952). On TV, Ms. Bari starred in the early series Boss Lady and The Detective's Wife. Lynn Bari's last film appearance (before devoting the remainder of her career to theatrical productions) was as the mother of rebellious teenager Patty McCormick in The Young Runaways (1968); Lynn's horrified reaction to the word "sex" in this film should amuse anyone who remembered the actress' sultry, man-killing performances in her Fox days.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Trauma Helen Garrison 1962
No Score Yet Six Gun Law Mrs. Simmons 1962
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Leota Van Cleef 1955
No Score Yet Francis Joins the WACs Maj. Louise Simpson 1954
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Harriet Blaisdell 1952
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeanie Mrs. McDowell 1952
No Score Yet On the Loose Alice Bradley 1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Mrs. Billywith 1951
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Zee 'Ma' Simms/Zee Heath 1948
No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. X Christine Faber 1948
No Score Yet The Spiritualist Actor 1948
No Score Yet Nocturne Frances Ransom 1946
No Score Yet Margie Miss Isabel Palmer 1946
No Score Yet Shock Nurse Elaine Jordan 1946
No Score Yet Tampico Kathie Hall 1944
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Micaela 1944
No Score Yet Sweet and Lowdown Pat Stirling 1944
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello Bernice Croft 1943
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives Jaynie 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Claire Harris 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over Ann Riordan 1942
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Vivian Dawn 1941
100% Blood and Sand Encarnacion 1941
No Score Yet Kit Carson Dolores Murphy 1940
No Score Yet Earthbound Linda Reynolds 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Edna McCauley 1940
No Score Yet Sleepers West Kay Bentley 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Actor 1939
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid Ann Carver 1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in City in Darkness Marie Dubon 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Barbara Hunter 1939
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Penny Kendall 1938
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Actor 1938
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Girls with Keller 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Secretary 1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue Chorus girl 1937
No Score Yet Wee Willie Winkie Actor 1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy Fenwick's Companion 1937
No Score Yet Sing and Be Happy Secretary 1937
No Score Yet Ladies in Love Clerk 1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Girl in stadium 1936
No Score Yet Girls' Dormitory Student 1936
No Score Yet Everybody's Old Man Actor 1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million Switchboard Operator 1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas Girl 1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals Chorus Girl 1935
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer White House Secretary / Chorine 1934
No Score Yet Caravan Actor 1934
No Score Yet Dancing Lady Chorus Girl 1933
No Score Yet Meet the Baron Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Night Before The Divorce Actor

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