Wendy Barrie

Wendy Barrie

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1912-04-18
Deathday: 1978-02-02 (65 years old)

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Wendy Barrie (18 April 1912 – 2 February 1978) was a British actress who worked in British and American films.


Barrie was born in London to English parents. Her father, Francis Charles John Graigoe Jenkin KC (1883 – 1936), was an employee of Great Western (according to the 1901 census), who then joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1902. Her mother was Ellen McDonagh. Hollywood gave her a more exotic parentage with her father being a King's Counsel and her mother a Russian-Jewish actress who had performed in the world's first professional Yiddish-language theater troupe. She received her education at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland.


In 1932, Barrie made her screen debut in the film Threads, which was based upon a play. She went on to make a number of motion pictures for London Films under the Korda brothers, Alexander and Zoltan, the best known of which is 1933's The Private Life of Henry VIII, in which she portrayed Jane Seymour.


In 1934, she appeared in Freedom of the Seas and was contracted by Fox Film Corporation for a film directed by Scott Darling that was made in Britain. The following year, she moved to the United States and made her first Hollywood film for Fox opposite Spencer Tracy in the romantic comedy It's a Small World, followed by Under Your Spell with Lawrence Tibbett. Loaned to MGM, Barrie starred opposite James Stewart in the 1936 film Speed. In 1939 she starred with Richard Greene and Basil Rathbone in the 20th Century Fox version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, and with Lucille Ball in RKO's Five Came Back. During 1939 and the early 1940s, Barrie made several of The Saint and The Falcon mystery films with George Sanders. She made her final motion picture in 1954.


With the dawn of television, in the late 1940s, Barrie turned to roles in that medium.


In 1956, she had a disc jockey program, the Wendy Barrie Show, on WMGM in New York City. She also hosted a widely syndicated radio interview show into the mid-1960s.


After appearances in more than 15 films in Britain and more than 30 in Hollywood, Barrie's contribution to the industry was recognized with a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Her star was dedicated February 8, 1960.


Barrie became a naturalized American citizen in 1942. She was reportedly engaged to and had a daughter named Carolyn with the infamous gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, and at one time was married to textile manufacturer David L. Meyer.


She died in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1978, aged 65, following a stroke that had left her debilitated for several years. She was buried in the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

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Filmography

all 57

Movies 52

TV Shows 5

self 5

Guest Panelist
It Should Happen to You

It Should Happen to You (1954)

Movie
Your Show of Shows

Your Show of Shows (1950)

TV
Self - Panelist
What's My Line?

What's My Line? (1950)

TV
Ann Patterson
Submarine Alert

Submarine Alert (1943)

Movie
Anne Merriday
Follies Girl

Follies Girl (1943)

Movie
Edith Trimble-Pomfret
Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day (1943)

Movie
Betty Standing
Eyes of the Underworld

Eyes of the Underworld (1942)

Movie
Helen Reed
A Date with the Falcon

A Date with the Falcon (1942)

Movie
3.2
Bonnie Parker
Gangs Of The City

Gangs Of The City (1941)

Movie
Helen Reed
The Gay Falcon

The Gay Falcon (1941)

Movie
3.17
Emily Baldwin
Repent at Leisure

Repent at Leisure (1941)

Movie
Elna Johnson
The Saint In Palm Springs

The Saint In Palm Springs (1941)

Movie
4.44
Sally Ambler
Who Killed Aunt Maggie?

Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (1940)

Movie
Kay
Men Against the Sky

Men Against the Sky (1940)

Movie
Diane North, aka Maggie 'Jonesy' Jones
Cross-Country Romance

Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Movie
Ruth Summers
The Saint Takes Over

The Saint Takes Over (1940)

Movie
4
Pamela Starr
Women in War

Women in War (1940)

Movie
Kitty
Day-time Wife

Day-time Wife (1939)

Movie
Joan Marplay
The Witness Vanishes

The Witness Vanishes (1939)

Movie
Alice Melhorne
Five Came Back

Five Came Back (1939)

Movie
Beryl Stapleton
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Movie
4.88
Val Travers
The Saint Strikes Back

The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Movie
4.88
Ann Grayson
Pacific Liner

Pacific Liner (1939)

Movie
Gwen Dutton
Newsboys' Home

Newsboys' Home (1938)

Movie
Frances 'Frankie' Ballou
I Am the Law

I Am the Law (1938)

Movie
Valerie Wilson
Prescription for Romance

Prescription for Romance (1937)

Movie
Mary Morton
A Girl with Ideas

A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Movie
Kay
Dead End

Dead End (1937)

Movie
Polly Moore
What Price Vengeance

What Price Vengeance (1937)

Movie
Lauralee Curtis
Wings Over Honolulu

Wings Over Honolulu (1937)

Movie
Gloria Lee
Breezing Home

Breezing Home (1937)

Movie
Cynthia Drexel
Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell (1936)

Movie
Self
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1)

Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) (1936)

Movie
Jane Forbes
Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise (1936)

Movie
Jane Mitchell
Speed

Speed (1936)

Movie
Paula Gilbert
Love on a Bet

Love on a Bet (1936)

Movie
Marion Keller
Millions in the Air

Millions in the Air (1935)

Movie
Pauline Anders
A Feather in Her Hat

A Feather in Her Hat (1935)

Movie
Sue
The Big Broadcast of 1936

The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

Movie
Julie Fresnel
College Scandal

College Scandal (1935)

Movie
Jane Dale
It's A Small World

It's A Small World (1935)

Movie
Phyllis Harcourt
Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas (1934)

Movie
Karen Svenson
Give Her a Ring

Give Her a Ring (1934)

Movie
Joyce
This Acting Business

This Acting Business (1933)

Movie
Angela Fairdown
The House of Trent

The House of Trent (1933)

Movie
Lilian Gilbert
Cash

Cash (1933)

Movie
Jane Seymour
The Private Life of Henry VIII

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

Movie
Mary Bogle
It's a Boy

It's a Boy (1933)

Movie
Lucie Kleiner
Where Is This Lady?

Where Is This Lady? (1932)

Movie
Phyllis Grey
The Barton Mystery

The Barton Mystery (1932)

Movie
Lady Mary Rose Roxbury
Wedding Rehearsal

Wedding Rehearsal (1932)

Movie
Joyce
Collision

Collision (1932)

Movie
Iris Banner
The Callbox Mystery

The Callbox Mystery (1932)

Movie
Olive Wynn
Threads

Threads (1932)

Movie
Self - Panelist
Anyone Can Win

Anyone Can Win

TV
Self - Host
Picture This

Picture This

TV
Self - Host
The Adventures of Oky Doky

The Adventures of Oky Doky

TV

Ratings

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1912-04-18

Deathday
1978-02-02 (65 years old)

Birth Place
British Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom, United States of America

Also Known As
Marguerite Wendy Jenkins

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


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