Barbara Parkins
Canadian actor
Barbara Parkins
Barbara Parkins is a Canadian-American television and film actress.
Biography
Barbara Parkins's personal information overview.
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Survivors of Southern storms thankful to see Christmas
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Barbara Perkins and her husband were hunkered down inside a closet when violent winds peeled the roof off their Mississippi home. The storm sucked the central air conditioning unit beside the couple straight up from the floor and into the howling sky. As the couple surveyed the damage Thursday,...
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Survivors of Southern storms thankful to see Christmas
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Barbara Perkins and her husband were hunkered down inside a closet when violent winds peeled the roof off their Mississippi home. The storm sucked the central air conditioning unit beside the couple straight up from the floor and into the howling sky. As the couple surveyed the damage Thursday,...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 20-26
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
May 20: Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor Dave Thomas is 63. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 60. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 53. Actor John Billingsley (“Enterprise”) is 52. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 52. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 51. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 47. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 46. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 46. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 37. Actor Matt Czuchry (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 35. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 28. May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 69. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 67. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 65. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”) ...
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Point Beach Passes Bar, Parking Measures
Brick Patch - almost 5 years
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'Valley of the Dolls' stage adaptation to benefit AIDS Taskforce of Greater ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
Producers Jenniver Sparano and Curt Arnold, who also directed, were fans of the 1967 film that starred plucky Patty Duke, sex kitten Sharon Tate and an unblinking Barbara Parkins, and had been itching to get the rights to the salacious saga but
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House panel to meet in Johnstown - The Tribune-Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Among those expected to testify are Barbara Parkins, superintendent of Greater Johnstown School District; Walter Asonevich, president of Penn Highlands Community College; and David Werner, interim president of IUP. The panel is holding hearings
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Movie Muse: Valley of the Dolls - The Fashion Spot
Google News - over 5 years
Inevitably the book was made into a movie, starring Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, and Barbara Parkins, and directed by Mark Robson. With its sumptuously costumed and heavily made-up leading ladies constantly exploding into tearfully manic monologues,
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VIDEO: FilmOut San Diego to screen “Valley Of The Dolls” on June 15 - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Google News - almost 6 years
Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins), a bright, brash young New England college grad leaves her Peyton Place-ish small town and heads for Broadway, where she hopes to find an exciting job and sophisticated men. During her misadventures in Manhattan and,
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Today's celebrity birthdays -- May 22 - Superior Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
Actress Barbara Parkins ("Peyton Place," 'Valley of the Dolls") is 69. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 61. Singer Morrissey is 52. Actress Ann Cusack ("Jeff Foxworthy Show," 'A League of Their Own") is 50. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 50
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of May 22-28 - ABC News
Google News - almost 6 years
Actress Barbara Parkins ("Peyton Place," ''Valley of the Dolls") is 69. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 61. Singer Morrissey is 52. Actress Ann Cusack ("Jeff Foxworthy Show," ''A League of Their Own") is 50. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 50
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DVD Extra: Southwest noir, 'nude' Dietrich, Fonda and Caine go South; 'The ... - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... spy thriller with an excellent cast that includes Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Orson Welles, Dean Jagger, Barbara Parkins -- and, memorably, George Sanders in drag playing "Love is a Many Splendored Thing'' on the piano at a San Francisco bar
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Johnstown Middle School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child - WJAC Johnstown
Google News - almost 6 years
Johnstown Area School District Superintendent Barbara Parkins said Loboi has been teaching in the district for at least 10 years, and police said Loboi has never been in trouble before. "What we do here is try to employ the best employees and those
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VIDEO: Mean Streets And Nasty Spies
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Taxi Driver Scrupulously restored and reissued on Blu-ray in time for its 35th anniversary, ''Taxi Driver'' remains a work of fascinating contradictions. On an immediate level it's a project that fits smoothly into the filmographies of two very different auteurs: the screenwriter (and future director) Paul Schrader, with his grim Midwestern sense
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Before 'Melrose,' The Place to Go For Hot Intrigue
NYTimes - over 7 years
AS a shorthand term for any insular locale brimming with intertwined, debauched citizens ''Peyton Place'' had a long run. That is, until ''Melrose Place'' came along, transporting the soapy cliché of an incestuous, overheated small town to Los Angeles in the 1990s. Now there's a chance to revisit the original, courtesy of the first DVD releases of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbara Parkins
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 63
    In 2006, she participated with Ted Casablanca on the audio commentary for the DVD release of Valley of the Dolls and attended the release party on June 13, 2006.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 52
    In 1995, she was chosen by Empire magazine as number 81 on their list of 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 48
    In 1991, she starred in a Canadian mystery series entitled Scene of the Crime, then spent most of the remainder of the decade in semi-retirement.
    More Details Hide Details She emerged in the late 1990s to participate in two Susann-inspired projects, the biopic Scandalous Me and a segment of the Lifetime series Intimate Portrait.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 25
    After visiting London in 1968, when she served as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Valley of the Dolls co-star Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski, Parkins decided to move to England, where she starred in several productions.
    More Details Hide Details Among them: Puppet on a Chain, Shout at the Devil, and The Mephisto Waltz, with Alan Alda and Jacqueline Bisset. Parkins explained why she moved to London by saying: "It's more relaxed; there's a simplicity; I love the traditions."
  • 1967
    Age 24
    Parkins posed for nude pictorials in the May 1967, February 1970, and May 1976 editions of Playboy magazine.
    More Details Hide Details She spent most of the mid '70s appearing on American television in several miniseries, including Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill with Lee Remick, Captains and the Kings with another Dolls co-star, Patty Duke, and The Testimony of Two Men with William Shatner. She also appeared in guest spots on Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Vega$. In the late 1970s, Parkins moved to France and married; and, in the late 1980s, she adopted her only child, daughter Christina. In the 1980s, she continued to work in television movies, including To Catch a King, in which she portrayed the Duchess of Windsor, and opposite Sharon Stone in The Calendar Girl Murders. She also auditioned for the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) but lost to Maud Adams. She returned to the role of Betty Anderson in Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985), a one-shot sequel to her popular series.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    In a 1965 interview Parkins said:
    More Details Hide Details I get calls now, from young actors I used to have crushes on. They'll ask me out now, when they wouldn't a year ago. And I love to say "No" to them. I'd have liked it once, but now I don't need them.
    In a late 1965 interview the actress said about her role:
    More Details Hide Details I'm lucky in the role I have. Mine was the big story when the series started off. I haven't had much to do lately, but when I do have scenes, they are important to the plot. You might say I'm the salt and pepper in the stew. She was the only female star to remain with the series through its entire run (1964–1969). In 1966 she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Dramatic Series, but lost to Barbara Stanwyck for The Big Valley. About losing the award on her 24th birthday, Parkins told the press: I was hurt, but if I had to lose I was glad it was to Barbara Stanwyck, who is a grand lady and fine actress. I would have hated to lose to Anne Francis. I don't care much for her work. A woman should be feminine and not go around hitting people with judo chops the way she does in that Honey West show.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 18
    She made her film debut in a low-budget crime caper, 20,000 Eyes, in 1961, and also guested in a number of television series, including Leave It to Beaver, The Untouchables, Perry Mason, and The Wide Country.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly before gaining nationwide fame, Parkins worked as an usher in a cinema to pay for drama lessons. Parkins was involved in two of the most highly publicized projects of the 1960s—the ABC primetime serial, Peyton Place, and the film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel, Valley of the Dolls. In Peyton Place Parkins received lead billing for her role as small town bad girl Betty Anderson. As initially conceived, the character was scheduled to die in a car crash six weeks into the season, but audience reaction to Parkins was overwhelmingly favorable, and it was decided to keep her in the story line.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on May 22, 1942.
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