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Barbara Barrie, who turned 93 yesterday

Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee, Barney Miller's wife, Suddenly Susan's grandma, authoress of not one but TWO books about her bowel movements...

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by Anonymousreply 47May 27, 2024 5:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2024 12:52 AM

Wow…Super interesting. Still, it’s better than reading a trump campaign pamphlet.

by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2024 12:54 AM

That’s not her—it’s Irwin Corey on the right. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2024 12:57 AM

Her first leading role on film...

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by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2024 1:00 AM

I watched it years ago r4, by chance. Great movie. Up until then I had only known her from Barney Miller. Then when I'd read her name on a cast list in TV GUIDE I'd check it out.

I remember her in an early supporting role in that Polly Bergen mental case movie. camp spectacular

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2024 1:11 AM

Loved her as the mother in Breaking Away. She had a great screen presence.

by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2024 1:49 AM

She was married to Jay (TheatreworksUSA) Harnick, Sheldon's brother.

by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2024 1:53 AM

Mary Rodgers does NOT have nice things to say about her in her biography.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2024 2:29 AM

[quote]authoress of not one but TWO books about her bowel movements...


I need something new to jack off to.

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2024 3:08 AM

I like her as an actress, but I also think she looks like the wife of a Keebler elf.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2024 3:21 AM

You forgot Double Trouble cunt OP.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2024 3:29 AM

She was the EXACT same in every role.

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2024 3:32 AM

What is that SMELL?

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2024 4:03 AM

R10- Her son looks like that qween

Wavey Davey because I always thought he looked like a GAY Keebler Elf

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2024 4:19 AM

She was Jeff Van Drew's spirit animal.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2024 4:24 AM

This is fucking DL. She was in the OBC of Company.

by Anonymousreply 16May 25, 2024 4:28 AM

Good long interview from a couple of years ago, she's still very sharp and has lots of entertaining stories.

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by Anonymousreply 17May 25, 2024 4:54 AM

She's getting a lot of dick for someone her age.

by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2024 6:49 AM


by Anonymousreply 19May 25, 2024 6:51 AM

I recall a poster years ago who said she ruined everything she was in.

by Anonymousreply 20May 25, 2024 3:18 PM

Lovely! She could pass for a Spring-like 60, just like me!

by Anonymousreply 21May 25, 2024 3:25 PM

I lover her as Barney Miller’s wife.

by Anonymousreply 22May 25, 2024 3:44 PM

Barbara and Hal Linden seemed well suited for each other -- annoyingly insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 23May 25, 2024 3:47 PM

With looks like that in the upper right, CBS should hire her to be the new Barnaby Jones.

by Anonymousreply 24May 25, 2024 7:59 PM

She looks like an ancient baby bird.

by Anonymousreply 25May 25, 2024 10:15 PM

She looks like a Who from Whoville.

by Anonymousreply 26May 25, 2024 10:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 27May 25, 2024 11:04 PM

You know who loves Barbara Barrie?



by Anonymousreply 28May 25, 2024 11:07 PM

r27 why?

by Anonymousreply 29May 25, 2024 11:22 PM

r8 such as?

by Anonymousreply 30May 25, 2024 11:22 PM

Her smarm even shows up when she guests on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She’s supposed to be sexy and Murray is supposed to be attracted to her. But how could he be when she already was/is?

by Anonymousreply 31May 25, 2024 11:34 PM

r31 "But how could he be when she already was/is? "


by Anonymousreply 32May 25, 2024 11:36 PM

Funny you should say that r25. She killed a bird with her bare hands in that "Polly Bergen goes cuckoo" movie.

by Anonymousreply 33May 25, 2024 11:48 PM

R32, how could he be attracted to her when she already is.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2024 12:21 AM

She’s only alive because Satan doesn’t want her.

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2024 12:22 AM

She was too young to play Brooke Sheild's grandmother in the awful 'Suddenly Susan'. She should've played her mother - more age appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2024 12:57 AM

She's only 34 years older than Shields - too young to be her Granny.

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2024 12:59 AM

R31 Strangers in the night - exchanging glances - Hey!

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by Anonymousreply 39May 26, 2024 1:33 AM

I liked her as Michael Steadman's mom in 'thirtysomething' even though she was only in a couple of episodes.

by Anonymousreply 40May 26, 2024 2:05 AM

Brilliant woman! Loved that interview with her at r17, and you should all listen to it but go right to about the 24 minute mark when she gets into Company and her more familiar credits. Lots of great stories and opinions.

She (surprisingly) loved Stritch, Harvey Fierstein and many others she names, but not Hal Prince, Michael Bennett, Tammy Grimes or Barbara Baxley. But even of those she speaks of with less fondness, there's a fairness that comes out. And she's quite hard on herself. I wish she was asked about Goldie Hawn and Hal Linden but, alas, not.

The interviewer is only 14 years old but he knows his stuff.

by Anonymousreply 41May 26, 2024 2:21 AM

r34 keep trying

"how could he be attracted to her when she already is."

Already is what???

by Anonymousreply 42May 26, 2024 5:01 AM

Does she get asked about Double Trouble in the interview?

by Anonymousreply 43May 26, 2024 5:03 PM

R43 big time

by Anonymousreply 44May 26, 2024 5:04 PM

I liked her playing the eccentric aunt on Double Trouble. That was a good show that NBC never gave much of a chance to. Even though they initially hyped it and Jean and Liz Sagal up as being the next big things. The Manhattan retool actually worked much better than the original Midwest suburb setting, even though we lost hottie Donnelly Rhodes in the process.

by Anonymousreply 45May 26, 2024 5:20 PM

I saw One Potato, Two Potato when I was about 12 and I've never forgotten the movie or her performance. I still remember her anguished cries when her ex was awarded custody of their daughter because she had married a black man. On a happier note, there's a dancer in the film version of Oklahoma who (I think) looks just like BB and I used to think it was her. I think it might be Bambi Lynn?

by Anonymousreply 46May 26, 2024 5:26 PM

Is she off the colostomy bag?

by Anonymousreply 47May 27, 2024 5:42 PM
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