Barbara Nichols

Actor, Stripper, Model
A blonde bombshell of the Mamie Van Doren school, Barbara Nichols is still remembered for her roles on 1950s television, as well as her earlier work as a pin-up girl. Early on, Nichols worked the burlesque clubs and ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1928 in Mineola, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Charley and the Angel 1973 (Movie)

Sadie (Actor)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Swinger 1966 (Movie)

Blossom LaTour (Actor)

The Jack Benny Program 1950 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

June (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

Sadie Blodgett (Actor)

The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The George Raft Story 1961 (Movie)

Texas Guinan (Actor)

House of Women 1960 (Movie)

Candy Kane (Actor)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

Gloria Coogle (Actor)

That Kind of Woman 1959 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Ten North Frederick 1958 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

The Naked and the Dead 1958 (Movie)

Mildred (Actor)

Woman Obsessed 1958 (Movie)

Mayme Radzevitch (Actor)

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

Gladys (Actor)

Sweet Smell of Success 1957 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

The Pajama Game 1957 (Movie)

Poopsie (Actor)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1956 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Miracle in the Rain 1956 (Movie)

Arleene Witchy (Actor)

The King and Four Queens 1956 (Movie)

Birdie (Actor)

River of No Return 1954 (Movie)

Blonde Dancer (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A blonde bombshell of the Mamie Van Doren school, Barbara Nichols is still remembered for her roles on 1950s television, as well as her earlier work as a pin-up girl. Early on, Nichols worked the burlesque clubs and modeled for men's magazines (she was a 1951 calendar girl for "Esquire"). She soon broke into film; her busty physique and distinctive accent made her a natural for comedies and crime pictures requiring brassy--if not always bright--dames. She was seen in late '50s outings like "The Naked and the Dead", "Pal Joey", and "The Pajama Game" (in which she played the memorably-named "Poopsie"). She hit Broadway in 1961 for the role of "Mabel" in "Let It Ride". While she never became a star in her own right, Nichols's performances brightened many films, and she played alongside the likes of Doris Day and Sophia Loren. She also appeared in many television shows, including "Batman", "The Beverly Hillbillies", and two episodes of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone". Her last appearance was in "Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood" in 1976. Nichols died the same year of a liver disease; she was only 47 years old.

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