Barbara Eden

Born Aug 23, 1934

Barbara Eden is an American film and television actress and singer who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

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1931 Birth Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931, in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead, although for decades, her year of birth was thought to be 1934. … Read More


1951 19 Years Old She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. … Read More


1956 24 Years Old "Next she was a semi-regular on The Johnny Carson Show, a prime time series in 1956." … Read More
1957 25 Years Old She did a screen test for the role of Betty Anderson in the 1957 film version of Peyton Place, but Terry Moore got the role. … Read More


1965 33 Years Old In 1965, Eden signed a contract with Sidney Sheldon to star on his up-and-coming fantasy sitcom I Dream of Jeannie that would air on NBC. … Read More


1978 46 Years Old In 1978, she starred in the feature film Harper Valley PTA, based on the popular country song. … Read More


1984 52 Years Old From April 3 through September 16, 1984, Eden starred in the Lee Guber and Shelly Gross national production of the John Kander and Fred Ebb Tony Award-winning musical comedy Woman Of The Year, playing the role of Tess Harding Craig, alongside Don Chastain (as Sam Craig), and Marilyn Cooper.
1990 58 Years Old In 1990, Eden had a recurring role of a billionairess seeking revenge against J. R. Ewing in five episodes of the final season of Dallas, playing the captivating character Lee Ann De La Vega, reuniting her with her I Dream of Jeannie co-star Hagman. … Read More
1991 59 Years Old In 1991, she starred in the stage play Same Time, Next Year with Wayne Rogers, and reprised her role of Jeannie in a television movie of the week.


1993 61 Years Old In 1993, she starred in an 11-city national tour of the play Last of the Red Hot Lovers with Don Knotts. … Read More
2000 68 Years Old From 2000 to 2004, Eden starred in the national touring production of the play The Odd Couple... … Read More
2006 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2006, Eden reunited with her former co-star Larry Hagman for a publicity tour in New York City to promote the first-season DVD of I Dream of Jeannie. … Read More
2008 76 Years Old Eden's starred in the play Love Letters with Hal Linden, and a guest-starring role on the Lifetime series Army Wives, written and produced by her niece, Katherine Fugate. In December 2008, she began filming the TV movie Always and Forever for the Hallmark Channel, shown in October 2009.
2009 77 Years Old In April 2009, she began hosting a national touring production of Ballroom With a Twist, a live theater show from Louis van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars.
2013 81 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2013, Eden appeared with former American President Bill Clinton, Sir Elton John, and Fergie at the opening ceremony of the 21st Life Ball in Vienna, where Eden wore her famous Jeannie harem costume.
2016 84 Years Old On 29 April 2016, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters presented Eden with their prestigious Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award.
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