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Lynn Bari

Highest Rated:   100% Blood and Sand (1941)
Lowest Rated:   100% Blood and Sand (1941)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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 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 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 Thanks a Million
  • Switchboard Operator
1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Chorus Girl
1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas
  • Girl
1935
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer
  • White House Secretary / Chorine
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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