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Barbara Stanwyck is one of the most lasting actresses of Hollywood movies. She is nominated for the Academy Award many times throughout her career. Many of the movies she stars in receive awards. She is best known for her role as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkley's on the TV western, The Big Valley.   Barbara Stanwyck is well known for her strong woman roles in such movies as The Lady Eve and Ball of Fire. Perhaps her biggest year is 1941 for which she stars in three major and successful movies. In 1982, Barbara Stanwyck receives an honorary Academy Award. And in 1987 she receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Below you will find a Barbara Stanwyck bio, list of movies and a restored 1940 original studio picture.

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Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990)

Biography / Bio:

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York.
Birthname: Ruby Stevens.

At the age of 3 Ruby is orphaned - her mother is killed in an accident and her father leaves. Ruby is brought up in foster homes and raised by her sister Mildred.
Her sister is a showgirl and takes Ruby from time to time with her on jobs. Ruby becomes very good at memorizing her sister's dance routines. One of Mildred's professional dancer associates, James Buck Mack, has a big influence on encouraging Ruby into show business.
She gets a part in the Ziegfeld Follies 1922 at the age of 16. Ruby begins her dancing in the back row of the chorus - she also is dancing at night clubs, restaurants, and as a dance instructor at a Speak Easy. Ruby then gets a part in the Broadway show The Noose. The producer gives her a scene and a new name, Barbara Stanwyck. Her next role is in burlesque. She is introduced to Frank Fay an established star in vaudeville. Fay and Stanwyck marry. Fay helps Stanwyck break into the business. Barbara Stanwyck gets her first talkie, The Locked Door. Next comes a screen test with Frank Capra, who likes what he sees and casts her in her first successful part in the movie Ladies of Leisure (1930).

Marriages: Frank Fey (1928-1936) (Adoped Son, Dion), Robert Taylor (1939-1951)

Barbara Stanwick Movies / Movie list:

Movies: Broadway Nights (1927); The Locked Door (1929); Mexicali Rose (1929); Ladies of Leisure (1930); Illicit (1931); The Slippery Pearls (1931); Ten Cents a Dance (1931); Night Nurse (1931); Forbidden (1932); The Purchase Price (1932); So Big (1932); Shopworn (1932); Baby Face (1933); Ever in My Heart (1933); Ladies They Talk About (1933); The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933); The Secret Bride (1934); A Lost Lady Gambling Lady (1934); The Woman in Red (1935); Annie Oakley (1935); Red Salute (1935); His Brother's Wife (1936); Banjo on My Knee (1936); The Plough and the Stars (1936); A Message to Garcia (1936); The Bride Walks Out (1936); This is My Affair (1937); Breakfast for Two (1937); Stella Dallas (1937); Internes Can't Take Money (1937); Always Goodbye (1938); The Mad Miss Manton (1938); Golden Boy (1939); Union Pacific (1939); Remember the Night (1940); You Belong to Me (1941); Ball of Fire (1941); The Lady Eve (1941); Meet John Doe (1941); The Gay Sisters (1942); The Great Man's Lady (1942); Lady of Burlesque (1943); Double Indemnity (1943); Flesh and Fantasy (1943); Christmas in Connecticut (1945); The Bride Wore Boots (1946); The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946); My Reputation (1946); California (1946); Cry Wolf (1947); The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947); The Other Love (1947); Sorry, Wrong Number (1948); B.F.'s Daughter (1948); East Side, West Side (1949); The Lady Gambles (1949); The File on Thelma Jordan (1949); No Man of Her Own (1950); The Furies (1950); To Please a Lady (1950); The Man with a Cloak (1951); Clash by Night (1952); Blowing Wild (1953); Jeopardy (1953); Titanic (1953); The Moonlighter (1953); All I Desire (1953); Executive Suite (1954); Witness to Murder (1954); Cattle Queen of Montana (1954); The Violent Men (1955); Escape to Burma (1955); There's Always Tomorrow (1956); These Wilder Years (1956); The Maverick Queen (1956); Trooper Hook (1957); Forty Guns (1957); Crime of Passion (1957); Walk on the Side (1962); The Night Walker (1964); Roustabout (1964); The Love Godessess (1965).

Television Movies:

The House That Would Not Die (1970); A Taste OF Evil (1973); The Letters (1973) ; The House That Would Not Die (1970)

Television Series:

The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960-61);
The Big Valley (1965-69);
Dynasty(1981)(3 episodes); The Thorn Birds (1983) (mini); The Colbys (1985-1986).

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The Big Valley (1965- 1969) TV Series Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck Victoria Barkley; Richard Long - Jarrod Barkley; Peter Breck Nick Barkley; Lee Majors Heath Barkley; Linda Evans Audra Barkley   The Big Valley - Season 1 on DVD

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