Joanna Barnes

Actor and Writer
Born Nov 15, 1934

Joanna Barnes is an American actress and writer. Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Los Angeles, California soon after finishing her education, and took up a contract with Columbia Pictures. She has since had roles in more than 20 films and made guest appearances on many television shows, including 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, and Have Gun - Will Travel.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on November 15, 1934.


1955 20 Years Old On April 30, 1955, Barnes married Richard Edward Herndon; they later divorced.
1956 21 Years Old She attended Milton Academy and then Smith College, from which she graduated in 1956 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. … Read More
1958 23 Years Old Barnes appeared as Kate Henniger, with Bing Russell and Arthur Space in the 1958 episode "Ghost Town" of the ABC/WB western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston.
1959 24 Years Old In 1959, she portrayed Lola in the NBC detective series, 21 Beacon Street. … Read More
1962 27 Years Old On June 24, 1962, she married actor Lawrence Dobkin; they divorced on January 16, 1967.


1965 30 Years Old Barnes played Peter Falk's former wife on the 1965–1966 CBS series The Trials of O'Brien and was host of the ABC daytime talk show Dateline: Hollywood in 1967.
1972 37 Years Old She was also a frequent panelist in the early years of the syndicated version of What's My Line? On December 19, 1972, Barnes appeared on The Merv Griffin Show with Joan Fontaine, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dan Martino (founder of the Dan Martino School for Men). … Read More
1973 38 Years Old Barnes was also a writer and columnist. In 1973, she told newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner that she liked writing because "it is something you do yourself. … Read More


1980 45 Years Old On October 1, 1980, she married Jack Lionel Warner. … Read More


1998 63 Years Old In the 1998 remake starring Lindsey Lohan, she played Vicki Blake, the mother of the gold-digging girlfriend character. … Read More
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