Barbara Barrie

Actor
A versatile character actress, Barrie has a slightly wry, worried expression and some interesting credits, especially on stage and television. Often playing warm, mature, sometimes wisecracking comedic and dramatic ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

Six by Sondheim 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvest 2011 (Movie)

Yetta Monopoli (Actor)

Twelve Thirty 2011 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2010 (Tv Show)

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Surviving Suburbia 2009 (Tv Show)

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Pushing Daisies 2007 (Tv Show)

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Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Second Best 2005 (Movie)

Dorothea (Actor)

Dead Like Me 2004 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

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Broadway Legends 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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30 Days 2000 (Movie)

Barbara Trainer (Actor)

David Strickland: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Judy Berlin 2000 (Movie)

Sue Berlin (Actor)

Once and Again 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spent 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Walsh (Actor)

Suddenly Susan 1974 - 1982, 1984 - 1985, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1974 - 1982, 1984 - 1985, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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25th International Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

of Alcmene (Voice)

Lovejoy: The Lost Colony 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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My Summer As a Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Law & Order 1992 (Tv Show)

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Summer Stories: The Mall 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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What's Alan Watching? 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Winnie 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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After the Rain 1988 (Movie)

Rachel Bonner (Actor)

End of the Line 1987 (Movie)

Jean Haney (Actor)

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Real Men 1987 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Vital Signs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Double Trouble 1974 - 1982, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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The Execution 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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All Together Now 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Private Benjamin 1980 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Reggie 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Tucker's Witch 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Two of a Kind 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Barefoot in the Park 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Barney Miller 1974 - 1982 (Tv Show)

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Working 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Breaking Away 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

Harriet Benjamin (Actor)

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Breaking Away 1979 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Bell Jar 1978 (Movie)

Jay Cee (Actor)

ABC's Matinee Today 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Diana 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Kosta and His Family 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Original Cast Album: Company 1969 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

One Potato, Two Potato 1964 (Movie)

Julie Cullen Richards (Actor)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

Edna (Actor)

The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Giant 1956 (Movie)

Mary Lou Decker (Actor)

A Chance of Snow (TV Show)

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Child of Glass (TV Show)

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Claws (TV Show)

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My Breast (TV Show)

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My First Love (TV Show)

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Not Just Another Affair (TV Show)

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Scarlett (TV Show)

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Summer of My German Soldier (TV Show)

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Tell Me My Name (TV Show)

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The Children Nobody Wanted (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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To Race the Wind (TV Show)

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Biography

A versatile character actress, Barrie has a slightly wry, worried expression and some interesting credits, especially on stage and television. Often playing warm, mature, sometimes wisecracking comedic and dramatic roles, she acted regularly on early TV, Broadway and in theatre festivals in the early 1960s. After several small parts in features she landed a lead in the interracial love story, "One Potato, Two Potato" (1964), winning the Best Actress award at Cannes. Barrie acted less during the late 60s as she began to raise a family, but enjoyed a notable Broadway comeback as part of the landmark Stephen Sondheim-Harold Prince musical, "Company" (1970). Subsequent stage work included two Neil Simon comedies, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" (1972) and "California Suite" (1976), a stint in "Isn't It Romantic?" (1984) and Anne Meara's "After Play" (1995-96).

Relationships

Louis Berman

Father

Frances Rose Berman

Mother

Tom Bosley Actor

Cousin

Jay Harnick

Husband
married on July 23, 1964 artistic director of Theatreworks/USA

Jane Harnick

Daughter

Aaron Harnick

Son
acted in "Judy Berlin" (1999), which also featured Barrie

Sheldon Harnick

Brother-In-Law

EDUCATION

Herbert Berghof Studio

New York , New York
school later renamed HB Studio

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas 1953
classmates included actors Rip Torn, Jayne Mansfield and Kathryn Grant, songwriter Harvey Schmidt and director Robert Benton

Milestones

2003

Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

2000

Cast as a wheelchair-bound matriarch in the Off-Broadway play "Current Events"

1999

Portrayed the mother of the title character in the independent "Judy Berlin"

1999

Played a Jewish mother in son Aaron Harnick's feature directorial debut "30 Days"

1994

Underwent treatment for colon cancer

1987

Played Mrs. Amberville on the CBS romance miniseries, "I'll Take Manhattan"

1981

Reprised her role as Evelyn Stohler, the mother, from the feature "Breaking Away" for the short-lived ABC sitcom version

1969

Starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Company"

1964

First leading role in film, "One Potato, Two Potato"

1963

Played first sizable feature film role in "The Caretakers", billed 11th

1957

Played a variety of roles regularly on the syndicated police drama series, "Decoy"

1956

Feature film debut, in a bit part in "Giant"

1955

Made New York stage debut in "The Wooden Dish"

1955

Played Edna, a nurse, on a number of episodes of "The Phil Silvers Show"

Returned to NYC stage as co-star of "After-Play" by Anne Meara

Played Harriet Benjamin on the CBS sitcom, "Private Benjamin", reprising her role from the 1980 feature film

Played Norma Brodnik on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Diana", starring Diana Rigg

Played Ellen Hobbs on the short-lived CBS supernatural detective series, "Tucker's Witch"

Acted in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford CT

Acted for a time on the long-running daytime drama, "Love of Life"

Acted in the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1960, 1965 and 1969

Played Elizabeth Miller on the long-running ABC sitcom, "Barney Miller"; initially as a regular then a recurring character

Returned to series TV as Brooke Shields' grandmother on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan"

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