Barbara Eden

Actor, Singer
One of television's most enduring icons, actress Barbara Eden unfortunately had great difficulty escaping her association with the character and show that made her a star, playing the 2,000-year-old Jeannie on the ... Read more »
Born: 08/22/1934 in Tucson, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (103)

Always and Forever 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

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Army Wives 2007 (Tv Show)

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George Lopez 2007 (Tv Show)

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Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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TV Revolution 2004 (Tv Show)

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Jennie Garth 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sitcom Style 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Hollywood 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Championship Ballroom Dancing (1998) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Championship Ballroom Dancing (1997) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Her Wicked Ways 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Opposites Attract 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 1991 Miss USA Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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101st Tournament of Roses Parade (NBC/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life: The Honeymooners 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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52nd Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Christmas Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Fantasy Film World of George Pal 1985 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Harper Valley 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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It's Only Human 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Jaws 3-D 1982 (Movie)

Anxious Tunnel Person (Actor)

Harper Valley PTA 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Men Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Big Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

Stella Johnson (Actor)

Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Amazing Dobermans 1975 (Movie)

Justine Pirot (Actor)

The Stranger Within 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Love Is... Barbara Eden 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Barbara Eden Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/09/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Changing Scene 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Gene Kelly's Wonderful World of Girls 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (03/18/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Engelbert Humperdinck Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Wonderful World of Girls 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Kismet 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

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Ride the Wild Surf 1963 (Movie)

Augie Poole (Actor)

The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1963 (Movie)

Angela Benedict (Actor)

The Brass Bottle 1963 (Movie)

Sylvia Kenton (Actor)

The Confession 1963 (Movie)

Pia Pacelli (Actor)

The New Interns 1963 (Movie)

Laura Rogers (Actor)

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Susan Gale (Actor)

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 (Movie)

Greta Heinrich (Actor)

All Hands on Deck 1961 (Movie)

Sally Hobson (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 (Movie)

Cathy Connors (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Roslyn Pierce (Actor)

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

Clemmie (Actor)

Twelve Hours to Kill 1960 (Movie)

Lucy Hall (Actor)

A Private's Affair 1958 (Movie)

Katey Mulligan (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

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A Howling in the Woods (TV Show)

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Back from Eternity (Movie)

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Condominium (TV Show)

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Dead Man's Island (TV Show)

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Hell Hath No Fury (TV Show)

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I Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

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I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

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Let's Switch (TV Show)

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Opposites Attract (Movie)

Charlie McKeon (Actor)

Return of the Rebels (TV Show)

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The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Show)

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The Girls in the Office (TV Show)

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The Stepford Children (TV Show)

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The Woman Hunter (TV Show)

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The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Lissa (Actor)

Visions of Murder (TV Show)

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Visions of Terror (TV Show)

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Biography

One of television's most enduring icons, actress Barbara Eden unfortunately had great difficulty escaping her association with the character and show that made her a star, playing the 2,000-year-old Jeannie on the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" (NBC, 1965-1970). Prior to the beloved show, Eden appeared on a number of television shows like "Father Knows Best" (CBS, 1954-1960), "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975) and "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68), before starring on the small screen version of the hit movie, "How to Marry a Millionaire" (syndicated, 1957-59). She made the jump to features around this time and had an early co-starring role opposite Elvis Presley in "Flaming Star" (1960), before logging performances in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961) and "The Yellow Canary" (1963). But it was her performance as "Jeannie" that made her a household name, while bring a new level of sexuality to television, albeit with a nose-wiggling innocence. After the show was finished, Eden struggled to shake the image by starring in the horror movie "A Howling in the Woods" (1971) and in the comedy "Harper Valley PTA" (1978), but often to no avail. She later embraced the association with the naïve Jeannie and, though tame by modern standards, her brand of playful femininity was revolutionary for its time and helped open the doors for future television sex symbols.

Relationships

Harrison Connor Huffman

Father

Alice Mary Huffman

Mother

Michael Ansara

Husband
married in 1958 divorced in 1973

Matthew Ansara

Son
born on August 29, 1965 father, Michael Ansara found dead in his car on June 25, 2001 death attributed to a heroin overdose Ansara had been battling substance abuse issues for years

Jon Eicholtz

Husband
married on January 5, 1991

Charles Fegert

Husband
married in 1977 divorced in 1982

EDUCATION

was a cheerleader in high school

San Francisco City College

San Francisco , California

San Francico Conservatory of Music

San Francisco , California

Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre

San Francisco City College

San Francisco , California

San Francico Conservatory of Music

San Francisco , California

Milestones

1991

Reunited with "Jeannie" co-star Larry Hagman during the last season of "Dallas" as Lee Anne de la Vega, a nemesis who schemes to take over Ewing Oil

1988

First TV-movie as producer, "Secret Life of Kathy McCormick" (also actress; own production company, Mi-Bar)

1985

Reprised the role of Jeannie for the TV-movie, "I Dream of Jeannie...15 Years Later"

1970

Tried a change of pace opposite "Jeannie" co-star Larry Hagman in the TV horror film, "A Howling in the Woods"

1957

Film debut in "The Wayward Girl"

1957

First TV series, "How to Marry a Millionaire"; played Loco Jones

Played the title role in the popular NBC sitcom, "I Dream of Jeannie"

Played lead role of Stella Johnson on the TV sitcom, "Harper Valley P.T.A." inspired by the classic country western song by Jeannie C. Riley

Bonus Trivia

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Eden has frequently toured the US in stage musicals including "Woman of the Year" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

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Board of directors of the Security First National Bank in Chicago.

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President of Mi-bar Productions.

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