Barbara Pepper

Barbara Pepper was an actress with a prolific career in film and television that spanned the early 1930s to the late 1960s, primarily in supporting roles. Early in her career, she joined the stock female dance company ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1915

Filmography

Actor (53)

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Benny Program 1950 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

Big Bertha (Actor)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

Doolittle's Dance Partner (Actor)

Who's Minding the Store? 1962 (Movie)

Client at Sale (Actor)

A Child Is Waiting 1961 (Movie)

Miss Brown (Actor)

It's Only Money 1961 (Movie)

Fishing Woman (Actor)

The Music Man 1961 (Movie)

Feril Hawkes (Actor)

The D.I. 1957 (Movie)

Customer (Actor)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

Wife (Actor)

Inferno 1952 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Brewster's Millions 1945 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Murder, He Says 1945 (Movie)

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Manpower 1940 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Foreign Correspondent 1939 (Movie)

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Women in War 1939 (Movie)

Millie, Irish Nurse (Actor)

Army Girl 1937 (Movie)

Riki Thomas (Actor)

Portia on Trial 1936 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Show Boat 1936 (Movie)

New Year's Eve Cutie (Actor)

Winterset 1935 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Birth of the Blues (Movie)

Maizie (Actor)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

Goldie (Actor)

Colorado Sunset (Movie)

Ginger Bixby (Actor)

Dante's Inferno (Movie)

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Forty Naughty Girls (Movie)

Showgirl (Actor)

Girls in Chains (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (Movie)

Althea Ames (Actor)

Kid Millions (Movie)

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Mummy's Boys (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Music for Madame (Movie)

Blonde on Bus (Actor)

Night Waitress (Movie)

Blonde (Actor)

Off the Record (Movie)

Flossie, Telephone Operator (Actor)

Once Upon a Time (Movie)

Taxi Girl (Actor)

Out of the Fog (Movie)

Cigarette Girl (Actor)

Roman Scandals (Movie)

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Sailor's Lady (Movie)

Maude (Actor)

Sea Devils (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Since You Went Away (Movie)

Pin girl (Actor)

Sweethearts (Movie)

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Terror Trail (Movie)

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The Fuller Brush Girl (Movie)

Woman Watching TV (Actor)

The Naughty Nineties (Movie)

Woman in Gilded Case (Actor)

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Movie)

Tavern Lady (Actor)

The Return of Frank James (Movie)

Nellie Blane (Actor)

The Singing Vagabond (Movie)

Honey (Actor)

The Snake Pit (Movie)

Patient (Actor)

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The Westland Case (Movie)

Miss Hogan (Actor)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

Budgie (Actor)

Three Sons (Movie)

Viola (Actor)

Unmasked (Movie)

Mrs. Schmidt (Actor)

Waterfront Lady (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Wide Open Faces (Movie)

Belle (Actor)

Biography

Barbara Pepper was an actress with a prolific career in film and television that spanned the early 1930s to the late 1960s, primarily in supporting roles. Early in her career, she joined the stock female dance company the Goldwyn Girls, where she first met and worked with legendary comedian Lucille Ball. The two became lifelong friends. The first phase of Pepper's career included more than 20 years in well over 100 film roles, many of them secondary or uncredited, however. One early exception was the mystery-romance "The Rogues Tavern" in 1936, where she had a main part as Marjorie Burns. That same year, she had another significant part in the romantic comedy, "Mummy's Boys," but as with most if not all of her film roles, it lacked complexity, and failed to put her in Hollywood's limelight. The second phase of Pepper's career essentially began in 1952, when she teamed up with Lucille Ball on the comedy classic "I Love Lucy," appearing on eight episodes over four seasons. In 1954, Pepper began appearing on one of the other legendary comedies of the era, "The Jack Benny Program," a seven-episode run that lasted until 1962. In 1965, at 50, Pepper landed her most active TV part, as Doris Ziffel on the family comedy "Green Acres," about the New York City couple who adjust to a new life on the farm. Pepper appeared on 29 episodes, from 1965 to '68. She died from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 54.

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