Joanna Barnes, Actress in ‘The Parent Entice’ and ‘Auntie Mame,’ Dies at 87

Joanna Barnes, the actress, author and newspaper columnist who portrayed lower than likable younger females in The Parent Entice and Auntie Mame, has died. She modified into 87.

Barnes died Friday at her dwelling at The Sea Ranch, California, after facing “more than one health considerations,” her pal Sally Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Barnes additionally starred as Jane opposite Denny Miller in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), then seemed with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus (1960) and The War Wagon (1967) and with Tony Curtis in Goodbye Charlie (1964) and Don’t Safe Waves (1967).

The Boston native done the ex-spouse of Peter Falk’s Shakespeare-quoting lawyer on the 1965-66 CBS series The Trials of O’Brien and modified into a welcome customer star on dozens of different reveals, from Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, Mannix and The Beverly Hillbillies to Barney Miller, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart and Benson.

A Phi Beta Kappa from Smith Faculty, Barnes interviewed stars and took viewers on excursions of showbiz hotspots as host of the 1967 ABC weekday divulge Dateline: Hollywood — Rona Barrett dished out the gossip on the program — and served as a conventional panelist on the CBS game divulge What’s My Line?

A New York Times book reviewer described Barnes as “Jacqueline Susann with a mind” after her first contemporary, The Deceivers, about a younger actress growing up alienated in Hollywood, modified into first published in 1970.

Her third contemporary, 1980’s Pastora, is a 750-web instruct historical narrative that, Kevin Mims wrote, “could per chance also be pretty described as California’s Gone With the Wind. It does for California’s most famend historical epoch (the Gold Bustle) what Margaret Mitchell’s contemporary did for the American South’s most famend historical epoch (the Civil War).”

Barnes additionally modified into a conventional book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the author within the support of “Touching House,” a syndicated column about interior originate.

Barnes bought a Golden Globe nomination for most promising female newcomer for her performance as Gloria Upson, the haughty debutante engaged to Roger Smith‘s Patrick Dennis, in Auntie Mame (1958), starring Rosalind Russell.

In The Parent Entice (1961), starring Hayley Mills, she done the homely gold digger Vicki Robinson out to sink her claws into the twins’ dad (Brian Keith), then returned for the 1998 Lindsay Lohan remake as the mum of that child-hating lady.

Born in Boston on Nov. 15, 1934, Barnes attended Milton Academy after which majored in English at Smith, graduating in 1956 with a proposal to be half of the Time-Lifestyles publishing firm. She tested for an acting role opposite Louis Jourdan on ABC’s Ford Tv Theatre to jot down in regards to the trip and received the fragment in 1957.

Barnes followed with appearances on Warner Bros. TV reveals, together with Colt .45, Cheyenne and Hawaiian Spy, then done Dennis Morgan’s assistant on a 1959 summer detective series called 21 Beacon Motorway at NBC. She additionally labored with Smith within the movie No Time to Be Young that 300 and sixty five days.

She additionally showed up on the titanic cloak in Violent Motorway (1958), Onionhead (1958), The Red Hills (1961), Too Many Thieves (1966), and I Wonder Who’s Killing Her Now? (1975).

Barnes modified into married Thrice: to Richard Herndon; to actor, director and Naked Metropolis narrator Lawrence Dobkin; and, from 1980 unless his demise in 2012, architect Jack Lionel Warner, whose firm did work for the Bel-Air Nation Club and Los Angeles Nation Club. She moved with Warner from Montecito to The Sea Ranch in 2005.

Survivors embody her sisters, Lally and Judith, and her stepchildren, John, Laura and Louise.

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