Binnie Barnes

Actor, Producer, Script reader
The delicately beautiful Binnie Barnes displayed a versatility and talent that was equally at home in comedies or dramas. While her heyday was primarily from the 1930s to the mid-50s, younger audiences may recall her as ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1903 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (37)

40 Carats 1972 (Movie)

Maud Ericson (Actor)

Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows 1968 (Movie)

Sister Celestine (Actor)

The Trouble With Angels 1965 (Movie)

Sister Celestine (Actor)

Fire Over Africa 1954 (Movie)

Frisco (Actor)

Decameron Nights 1952 (Movie)

Old Witch (Actor)

If Winter Comes 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Time of Their Lives 1946 (Movie)

Mildred Dean (Actor)

Up in Mabel's Room 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Old California 1941 (Movie)

Lacey Miller (Actor)

Holiday 1937 (Movie)

Laura Cram (Actor)

Tropic Holiday 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Smart Girls 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last of the Mohicans 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Magnificent Brute 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

Countess de Vaubert (Actor)

Always Goodbye (Movie)

Harriet Martin (Actor)

Broadway Melody of 1938 (Movie)

Caroline Whipple (Actor)

Call out the Marines (Movie)

Vi (Actor)

Day-Time Wife (Movie)

Blanche (Actor)

Diamond Jim (Movie)

Lillian Russell (Actor)

Frontier Marshal (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Gateway (Movie)

Mrs. Simms (Actor)

Getting Gertie's Garter (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

I Married an Angel (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

It's in the Bag (Movie)

Eve Floogle (Actor)

My Own True Love (Movie)

Geraldine (Actor)

New Wine (Movie)

Countess (Actor)

Skylark (Movie)

Myrtle Vantine (Actor)

Sutter's Gold (Movie)

Countess Elizabeth Bartoffski (Actor)

The Adventures of Marco Polo (Movie)

Nazama (Actor)

The Divorce of Lady X (Movie)

Lady Mere (Actor)

The Hour Before the Dawn (Movie)

May Hetherton (Actor)

The Lady Is Willing (Movie)

Helene Dupont (Actor)

The Private Life of Don Juan (Movie)

Rosita (Actor)

The Private Life of Henry VIII (Movie)

Katheryn Howard (Actor)

The Spanish Main (Movie)

Anne Bonney (Actor)

The Time of Their Lives (Movie)

Mildred Prescott (Actor)

Biography

The delicately beautiful Binnie Barnes displayed a versatility and talent that was equally at home in comedies or dramas. While her heyday was primarily from the 1930s to the mid-50s, younger audiences may recall her as Sister Celestine in the genial romp "The Trouble With Angels" (1966) and its 1968 sequel "Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows" (The former was directed by Ida Lupino, whose father Stanley co-starred in several shorts with Barnes in the late 1920s.)

Relationships

Michelle De Motte

Daughter

Rayford Barnes

Nephew
died on November 11, 2000 at age 80

Mike Frankovich

Husband
married from 1940 until his death in 1992

Mike Frankovich

Son

Peter Frankovich

Son

Samuel Joseph

Husband
British married in 1932 divorced in 1936

Milestones

1973

Final screen appearance as Liv Ullmann's mother in "Forty Carats", produced by Frankovich

1973

Final screen appearance as Liv Ullmann's mother in "40 Carats", produced by Frankovich

1968

Reprised role of Sister Celestine in the sequel "Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows"

1966

Returned to films to play Sister Celestine in "The Trouble With Angels", directed by Ida Lupino

1956

Sole producing credit, "Thunderstorm"

1954

Last film appearance for more than a decade, "Fire Over Africa"

1953

Co-starred with Louis Jourdan and Joan Fontaine in "Decameron Nights"

1951

Appeared in "La Strada Buia/Fugitive Lady", produced by second husband M J Frankovich

1950

Portrayed Russian Empress Catherine the Great in "Shadow of the Eagle"

1946

Supported Abbott and Costello in "The Timeof Their Lives"

1943

Garnered laughs for her turn in the farcical "Up in Mabel's Room"

1941

Appeared in support of Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald in the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hart musical "I Married an Angel"

1941

Teamed with John Wayne in the Western "In Old California"

1939

Co-starred as Milady De Winter in "The Three Muskateers"

1938

Played Lady Mere, whose husband sues to end their marriage, in "The Divorce of Lady X"

1938

Offered a delightful comic turn in "Three Blind Mice"

1937

Delivered a fine turn as a golddiging vamp in "Three Smart Girls"

1936

Appeared opposite Randolph Scott in "The Last of the Mohicans"

1935

Portrayed Lillian Russell in "Diamond Jim"

1934

Hollywood debut in "There's Always Tomorrow"

1933

Co-starred opposite Charles Laughton in "The Private Life of Henry VIII"

1931

Starred onstage in Noel Coward's "Cavalcade"

1931

Had first major feature role in "A Night in Montmartre"

1929

Film acting debut, in first of some 25 short comedies opposite Stanley Lupino

Moved to Italy

Moved to the USA

Appeared in British vaudeville performing a lasso act; billed as 'Texas Binnie'

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