Lynn Bari
American actress
Lynn Bari
Lynn Bari, born Margaret Schuyler Fisher, was a movie actress who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in over one hundred 20th Century Fox films from the early 1930s through the 1940s.
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Stroj času: Shock - filmserver.cz
Google News - almost 6 years
Tedy kromě doktora samotného a samozřejmě jeho spojence-milenky, vrchní sestry Elaine (Lynn Bari), která, jak vyplývá z jejich první společné scény, má Richarda zkušeně omotaného kolem prstu. Snímek tedy divákům nabízí oba protipóly ženských noirových
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Privés de télé ! – 2 - Libération
Google News - almost 6 years
Dans une interview, l'actrice Lynn Bari décrit son expérience sur le tournage de la série Detective's Wife (1950) en expliquant que lors de ces directs, elle «jouait les mains jointes car tout pouvait arriver… Et tout arrivait!»
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This Was Doylestown, 1939 - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Lynn, Bari, Cesar Romero, Henry Hull, C. Henry Gordon, Kane Richmond, Robert Barrat...A 20th Century-Fox Picture...EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION..."Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp." A Popeye the Sailor Cartoon in Technicolor. Twice as Long and Twice as Funny
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Brigham Young (1940 movie) - TIME
Google News - almost 6 years
(And no, Power does not take Gene Tierney, Alice Faye, Carole Landis, Lynn Bari and other Fox vixens as sister wives.) An actual LDS member, character actor Moroni Olsen, also had a small role. According to the book The Hollywood Hall of Shame,
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DVDS; The Next Big (Well, Wide) Thing
NYTimes - almost 8 years
THE ROBE In the early 1950s movies were in a position much like network television today. A new technology had come along -- guess what? -- draining away much of the audience for whom movies had been a two- or three-times-a-week habit. Hollywood scrambled to come up with something that the small-screen, black-and-white television set squatting in
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 11 years
The Wizard of Oz There may be no movie more deeply embedded in the subconscious of the baby boom generation than ''The Wizard of Oz.'' The 1939 MGM production, which devoured a number of directors but was finally credited to Victor Fleming, was a modest commercial success in its first theatrical release and became an American institution only in
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 20 years
VARIETY spices the television film menu this week with vintage features including an American literary classic, a prequel from the stage, a delightful portrait of a young woman of the 1920's and a revamp of a Broadway musical. With the astute David O. Selznick as its producer and Norman Taurog as its director, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938)
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Lynn Bari, 75, 'Other Woman' In 30's and 40's Movies, Is Dead
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Lynn Bari, an actress who appeared in nearly 50 movies, most of them in the 1930's and 40's, died of a heart attack on Nov. 20 in a Santa Barbara, Calif., hospital. She was 75 years old and lived in the Santa Barbara suburb of Goleta. Lynn Bari, an actress who appeared in nearly 50 movies, most of them in the 1930's and 40's, died of a heart
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CRITICS CHOICES; Cable TV
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: An impressive array of performances by women brightens the cable movie week. Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Jennifer Jones, Sophia Loren and Glenda Jackson are all Oscar-winners. For dessert? A surprisingly vivacious stint by ice skater Sonja Henie. An impressive array of performances by women brightens the cable movie week. Joan Crawford,
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - over 30 years
TAPPING TALENT In recent times, the art of jazz tap-dance, which once routinely delighted vaudeville and other audiences, has made a comeback. Its firm footing with audiences that were not yet born during its heyday is exemplified by the arrival in town of the Jazz Tap Ensemble from Los Angeles. The troupe is appearing through Sunday at that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lynn Bari
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 71
    On November 20, 1989, Bari was found dead in her home of an apparent heart attack.
    More Details Hide Details She was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea. In 2010, film historian Jeff Gordon published an authorized biography titled Foxy Lady written from interviews completed shortly before Bari's death. Bari has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures, at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for television, at 6323 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • FORTIES
  • 1960
    Age 42
    In 1960, she played female bandit Belle Starr in the debut episode "Perilous Passage" of the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure and with fellow guest star Robert J. Wilke as Cole Younger.
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  • 1958
    Age 40
    A judge in Los Angeles ruled in Bari's favor in November 1958, ruling that the Luft household "was an improper place in which to rear the boy."
    More Details Hide Details In the 1960s, Bari toured in a production of Barefoot in the Park, playing the bride's mother. After retiring from acting in the 1970s, Bari moved to Santa Monica, California. In her last years, she suffered increasing problems with arthritis.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1955
    Age 37
    She and Rickles wed August 30, 1955; they divorced in 1972.
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  • 1952
    Age 34
    From July–September 1952, Bari starred in her own situation comedy, Boss Lady, a summer replacement for NBC's Fireside Theater.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed Gwen F. Allen, the beautiful top executive of a construction firm. Not the least of her troubles in the role was being able to hire a general manager who did not fall in love with her. Commenting on her "other woman" roles, Bari once said, "I seem to be a woman always with a gun in her purse. I'm terrified of guns. I go from one set to the other shooting people and stealing husbands!" Bari was the only daughter of John Maynard Fisher, a native of Tennessee, and his wife, Marjorie Halpen of New York. She had a younger brother, John. Fisher died in 1920, and his widow moved the family to Lynchburg, Virginia. Here Bari's mother met and married the Reverend Robert Bizer, a Religious Science minister. Assigned a position with his church in Boston, Bizer moved the family to Massachusetts. Bari later recalled other children at school in Boston made life miserable for her brother and her, making constant fun of their obvious Southern accents. She determined to eliminate hers, becoming involved with amateur theatrics and taking elocution lessons. Bari was enthusiastic when at the age of 13 she was told her stepfather had been reassigned to Los Angeles, where he later became the head of the Institute of Religious Science.
  • 1950
    Age 32
    She quickly took up the rising medium of television during the '50s, which began when she starred in the live television sitcom Detective's Wife, which ran during the summer of 1950, and in Boss Lady
    More Details Hide Details In 1955, Bari appeared in the episode "The Beautiful Miss X" of Rod Cameron's syndicated crime drama City Detective.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 27
    Bari's first child, a daughter with Luft, was born August 7, 1945, in St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, but died the next day.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, she had a son, John Michael Luft (b. 1948). John Michael was the subject of "a bitter custody battle" between Luft and Bari.
  • 1943
    Age 25
    Bari was married to agent Walter Kane, producer Sid Luft, and psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Rickles. Luft married Bari November 28, 1943. They divorced December 26, 1950.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1935
    Age 17
    Bari was one of 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the company's training school.
    More Details Hide Details The contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years. In most of her early films, Bari had uncredited parts usually playing receptionists or chorus girls. She struggled to find starring roles in films, but accepted any work she could get. Rare leading roles included China Girl (1942), Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943), and The Spiritualist (1948). In B movies, Lynn was usually cast as a villainess, notably Shock and Nocturne (both 1946). An exception was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944). During WWII, according to a survey taken of GIs, Bari was the second-most popular pinup girl after the much better-known Betty Grable. Bari's film career fizzled out in the early '50s as she was approaching her 40th birthday, although she continued to work at a more limited pace over the next two decades, now playing matronly characters rather than temptresses. She portrayed the mother of a suicidal teenager in a 1951 drama, On the Loose, plus a number of supporting parts.
  • OTHER
  • 1913
    Age -5
    Born on December 18, 1913.
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