Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes

  • Highest Rated: 95% Spartacus (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 86% The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Birthday: Nov 15, 1934
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actress Joanna Barnes went from Southern-belle complacency to a contract with Warner Bros. studios. Joanna was generally cast as steely-eyed, truculent blondes in such films as Home Before Dark (1958) and (freelancing for director Stanley Kubrick) Spartacus (1960). She also held the dubious distinction of being the latest in a long line of "Janes" in the 1959 cheapie Tarzan of the Apes. Barnes worked a great deal on television in the 1950s and 1960s: she was detective Dennis Morgan's girl Friday on 1959's 21 Beacon Street; the ex-wife of pennyante attorney Peter Falk in the 1965 weekly drama The Trials of O'Brien; and the hostess of the 5-minute ABC gossipfest Dateline Hollywood. In 1973, Joanna gave up acting to pursue a career as a novelist, and to that end took a room in a Los Angeles office building leased exclusively to professional writers. While Joanna Barnes might not be remembered for her writings, she made an indelible impression as Vassar-educated socialite Gloria Upson, who spoke as though she had novacaine in her upper lip (the playwrights' description of the character) in the 1958 film comedy Auntie Mame.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

86% The Parent Trap Vicki Blake 1998
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (Kill My Wife Please) Actor 1976
No Score Yet B.S. I Love You Jane Ink 1971
No Score Yet Don't Make Waves Diane Prescott 1967
90% The War Wagon Lola 1967
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie Janie 1964
90% The Parent Trap Vicky Robinson 1961
No Score Yet The Purple Hills Amy Carter 1961
95% Spartacus Claudia Marius 1960
No Score Yet Tarzan, the Ape Man Jane Parker 1959
93% Auntie Mame Gloria Upson 1958
No Score Yet Home Before Dark Cathy Bergner 1958

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Valerie
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lydie Barnett
  • 1987
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Theresa Hillyer
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Claudette
  • 1983
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Fitzjames
  • 1982
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Julia Lathrop
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Guest Margo Bentley
  • 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Noreen
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Cynthia
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Mrs. Baxter Mary Shane Abigail Taylor Daphne Tolliver Felice De Lassignac
  • 1960
  • 1958
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Joanna Barnes CHARACTERS

Gloria Upson
You could practically write a whole book about what happened to me.