Barbara Babcock

Actor
Willowy, with an airy frame, but capable of projecting toughness as well as tightly-wound characters, Barbara Babcock was a "working actress" for two decades before a recurring guest role on "Hill Street Blues" in the ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1937 in Fort Riley, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Judging Amy 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

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Home Alone 4 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Pasadena 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

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Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

Barbara Corvin (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1966 - 1967, 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1984 - 1986, 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Jack's Place 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Wings 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Far and Away 1992 (Movie)

Nora Christie (Actor)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

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A Family For Joe 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Happy Together 1990 (Movie)

Ruth Carpenter (Actor)

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

Coralee Claibourne (Actor)

The Law and Harry McGraw 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Mr. Sunshine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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That Was Then...This Is Now 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Douglas (Actor)

Bliss 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Four Seasons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Cheers 1983 (Tv Show)

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The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

Abigail (Actor)

The Big Easy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Back Roads 1981 (Movie)

Rickey's Mom (Actor)

Operating Room 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Black Marble 1980 (Movie)

Madeline (Actor)

Survival of Dana 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 (Movie)

Team Owner (Actor)

Chosen Survivors 1973 (Movie)

Lenore Chrisman (Actor)

Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Andrews (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

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Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

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A Mother's Instinct (TV Show)

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A Vow to Cherish (TV Show)

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Attack on Fear (TV Show)

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Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Show)

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Memories Never Die (TV Show)

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News at Eleven (TV Show)

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Quarterback Princess (TV Show)

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Salem's Lot (TV Show)

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The Last Child (TV Show)

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Editor (1)

The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Biography

Willowy, with an airy frame, but capable of projecting toughness as well as tightly-wound characters, Barbara Babcock was a "working actress" for two decades before a recurring guest role on "Hill Street Blues" in the early 1980s turned her into a TV star. On "Hill Street", Babcock was tough Grace Gardner, hounding Sgt. Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) until she had him. "Tough" seems to be a word threaded through Babcock's personal life as well. The daughter of the US Army General, she was raised in Tokyo and spoke Japanese before English. On screen, Babcock seems very much the "lady". Her early career included guest spots on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS) as a cousin to the rich boy nemesis of the title character. Babcock's deep, cultured voice earned both an appearance on "Star Trek" in the mid-60s as well as several voice-overs for that series.

EDUCATION

University of Milan

received language certificate

University of Lausanne

received language certicate

Wellesley College

Wellesley , Massachusetts

Milestones

2001

Returned to series work as co-star of the Fox fall primetime serial "Pasadena"

1986

Featured as the flighty landlord June Swinford on the ABC sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" (1986)

1984

Co-starred as Lorraine Elliot, a medical professor, on the CBS sitcom "The Four Seasons"

1978

Played recurring role of Liz Craig on "Dallas" (CBS)

1973

Played team owner in "Bang the Drum Slowly"

1970

TV-movie debut, "The Last Child"

1968

Film debut, "Day of the Evil Gun"

1966

Played "Mea3" in "A Taste of Armageddon" episode of "Star Trek"

1960

TV debut, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" as Pamela Osborne (date approximate)

Played attorney Ellie McGinnis on "The Law and Harry McGraw" (CBS)

Cast as Dorothy Jennings on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)

Played Grace Gardner on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Babcock has traveled the Amazon studying monkeys and feasted on fried termites in Kenya while on archeological and anthropoligical treks.

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"There's an inner radiance that is ageless in Barbara. A luminesence that comes through her beautiful pale skin." --Beth Sullivan, executive producer and creator, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

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"The only way that you know what's beautiful is if you find something that you define as ugly." --Barbara Babcock quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

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"My parents raised me not to focus on the external. When the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical are in alignment, then you have beauty that's universal." --Babcock quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

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