Barbara Barrie

Barbara Barrie

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1931-05-23 (90 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

37 Movies · 44 TV shows

Biography

Barbara Barrie (born Barbara Ann Berman; May 23, 1931) is an American actress of film, stage and television. She is also an author.Her film breakthrough came in 1964 with her performance as Julie in the landmark film One Potato, Two Potato, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is best known for her role as Evelyn Stoller in Breaking Away, which brought her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1979 and an Emmy Award nomination in 1981 when she reprised the role in the television series based on the film.On television she is perhaps best known for her portrayal, between 1975 and 1978, of the wife of the namesake captain in the detective sitcom Barney Miller. Barrie also is known for her extensive work in the theatre, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1971 for originating the role of Sarah in Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Personal Life

Barbara Ann Berman was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jewish parents, Frances Rose (née Boruszak) and Louis Berman. The family moved to Texas when she was nine years old, where she was raised in Corpus Christi. She had one sibling, a brother, Geoffrey Melvin Berman (1924–1983). At the start of her acting career, she chose "Barrie" as her stage name instead of "Berman".She graduated from Corpus Christi Senior High School in 1948. She briefly attended Del Mar College as a journalism major, and then transferred to The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama in 1952. She then moved to New York to begin her professional career.During her time at UT-Austin, she received two scholarships for drama, including the Kappa Kappa Gamma Donna Dellinger annual scholarship for Most Outstanding Junior in the Drama Department, as well as awards for specific performances, such as the Atlas Award from the Globe Theatre in San Diego for "Best Female Performance for 1950–51" based on her role in the California Theatre's summer production of Much Ado About Nothing as Beatrice.She married director, actor, and producer Jay Malcolm Harnick (1928–2007) in July 1964. They had two children, Jane Caroline Harnick (born 1965) and Aaron Louis Harnick (born 1969). Jay Harnick founded Theatreworks USA and was the brother of Tony Award-winning musical lyricist Sheldon Harnick.In 1972, Barrie signed her name to the Ms. campaign: “We Have Had Abortions” which called for an end to "archaic laws" limiting reproductive freedom, they encouraged women to share their stories and take action.She was treated successfully for rectal cancer in 1994, and wrote a memoir, Second Act: Life After Colostomy and Other Adventures, about the experience. In September 2014, Barrie announced she has been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Significant Other

Significant Other

2020
All of Jordan Berman’s best friends are setting a date…and he can’t even get one. Now when he needs brunch plans, emergency dating advice, or just someone to commiserate and eat carbs with, he has to ...

2018.

1 Movie
Above All Things

Above All Things

2018
Bobby just needs to deal with his wife’s death, so he retreats to an old family cottage. His grief is disrupted when she comes back to haunt him, forcing him to confront what it really means to live, ...

2013.

1 Movie
Six by Sondheim

Six by Sondheim

2013
The life and career of the stage legend Stephen Sondheim is explored through six of his best-known songs in this intimate documentary.

2011.

2 Movies
Twelve Thirty

Twelve Thirty

2011
Twelfth Tailor is a drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the p...
Harvest

Harvest

2011
Three generations of the same family are drawn together by their matriarch. There are endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit in Harvest, a portrait of a family awkwardly hanging on to what wa...

2009.

2 Movies
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

2009
A presumed dead man's current wife and former wives are squabbling over his funeral arrangements.
Frame Of Mind

Frame Of Mind

2009
When the truth isn't enough, what happens?

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

4.78
2007
A pie-maker with the power to bring dead people back to life solved murder mysteries with his childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

2003.

1 TV show
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Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

6.64
2003
George found out that death was not what she thought it would be. She was recruited to collect the souls of others as they die, and suddenly found herself an unwilling participant in a line of work sh...

2000.

1 Movie
$pent

$pent

2000
The relationships and addictions of a group of twenty-something friends are examined in this comic drama.

1999.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.09
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Hercules: Zero to Hero

Hercules: Zero to Hero

1999
The film briefly gives Hercules' history after defeating Hades, in which he married Meg and revisits his teenage years. It shows the beginning of Hercules's adventures at the Prometheus Academy, a sch...
Judy Berlin

Judy Berlin

1999
Judy Berlin is an aspiring actress whose idealism is at odds with her small suburban community, where a solar eclipse causes town inhabitants to search for solace and understanding in themselves and o...
TV
Once and Again

Once and Again

1999
The family of a single mother and her romance with a single father are depicted in the series.

1998.

1 Movie
A Chance of Snow

A Chance of Snow

1998
After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. When a storm hits, the two have time to reexamine their re...

1997.

1 Movie
Hercules

Hercules

6.61
1997
Hercules, a young mortal with great strength, sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends, Hercules is tricked by a hotheaded villain who wan...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Suddenly Susan

Suddenly Susan

4
1996
Suddenly Susan is a sitcom. Susan is a magazine writer in San Francisco who learns to be independent-minded after being taken care of all her life.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Scarlett

Scarlett

6
1994
Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind, was written byAlexandra Ripley. The series was filmed at 53 locations in the United States and abroad, and features many notable British and American act...
My Breast

My Breast

1994
The New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer inspired the story of hope, courage and redemption. When she receives a troubling diagnosis, she's forced to re-examine her life be...

1993.

1 Movie
The Odd Couple: Together Again

The Odd Couple: Together Again

1993
Gloria throws Felix out of the house for a few days so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Oscar is still living in the same apartment that Felix moved in with. Osca...

1991.

1 TV show
TV
The Commish

The Commish

6
1991
The Police Commissioner of a small upstate city is a former Brooklyn cop. This is not a desk job for Scali. He's a compassionate boss, a loving husband and father, and a law enforcement officer with a...

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Kojak: Flowers For Matty

Kojak: Flowers For Matty

1990
Kojak goes into high society to investigate art thefts.
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?

Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?

1990
The visitor that you might expect for Christmas is not in this film. Instead, a mysterious stranger befriends a small-town eccentric and tells him that he is from another planet.

1988.

2 Movies
Winnie

Winnie

1988
A woman who is mentally retarded is trying to reach the outside world through her writing.
My First Love

My First Love

1988
A physician of considerable means thinks she's ready for a new romance with her high school sweetheart. The presence of his attractive girlfriend is the only thing standing in the way of rekindling th...

1987.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Real Men

Real Men

1987
Jim Belushi is playing a secret agent in a movie. John Ritter plays the milquetoast dad in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Belushi gets in touch with ...
TV
thirtysomething

thirtysomething

1
1987
Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford...
End of the Line

End of the Line

1987
Employees are on their way to corporate headquarters when a railway closes.
TV
I'll Take Manhattan

I'll Take Manhattan

1987
Judith Krantz's novel of the same name is the basis of I'll Take Manhattan. The story of the wealthy Amberville family, who run their own publishing company in New York, was shown on CBS. After the de...

1986.

1 Movie
Vital Signs

Vital Signs

1986
Two doctors, a father and son, conceal their alcohol and drug problems in this potent look at the abuse of those substances that exist in the medical profession.

1985.

1 Movie
The Execution

The Execution

1985
Five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp are members of a San Diego mah jongg club. A doctor from the camp was the owner of a restaurant. He served a few years for his crimes after being tried as a...

1984.

2 TV shows
TV
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

1984
Double Trouble aired on NBC from 1984 to 1985. Twins Jean and Liz Sagal play Kate and Allison Foster, two teenagers living under the watch of their widowed father. The show was considered to be an upd...
TV
Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

1984
The show ran from March 19, 1984 to May 22, 1989. The positive response from critics and viewers made CBS commit to a full season of Kate & Allie in the fall of 1984. Sherry Coben created the series.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Reggie

Reggie

1983
Reggie is an American sitcom television series that aired on ABC from August 2 until September 1, 1983. Based on the British sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.

1982.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

1982
Nolie is 21 years old. He says his mother only wants to help him, but she actually likes things that way. Nolie visits his grandfather in a rest home and is horrified at how he has deteriorated. He kn...
Barefoot In the Park

Barefoot In the Park

1982
The 1981 stage revival was held in the Standing Room Only. The book was written by Neil Simon. Paul and Corie are married. He is starting his career as a lawyer. She is a free spirit who likes to do c...
Not Just Another Affair

Not Just Another Affair

1982
A lady marine Biologist, determined to save herself until marriage, meets a handsome attorney who is not used to being rejected sexually, and it becomes a battle of wills as to who will emerge the win...
TV
Tucker's Witch

Tucker's Witch

1982
Tucker's Witch is a 12-episode comedy-detective series that aired on CBS television from October 6, 1982, to November 10, 1982, and again sporadically from March 31 to June 9, 1983. It starred 34-year...
Working

Working

1982
This musical adaptation of the Studs Terkel book examines the average worker's viewpoint--showing that he or she is anything but average. Based on a series of interviews with real working people--cons...
TV
Family Ties

Family Ties

6.11
1982
Alex and Andrew were raised by Steven and Elyse.

1981.

1 Movie
The Children Nobody Wanted

The Children Nobody Wanted

1981
The true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretakers, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster ...

1980.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Breaking Away

Breaking Away

1980
Breaking Away is a 1980 American comedy-drama television series that was based on the 1979 film of the same name. It was created by Steve Tesich, who wrote the original film, and the film's director P...

1979.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Breaking Away

Breaking Away

5
1979
Dave just graduated high school with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, but good-hearted Mike. Dave wants to race the Italians one day, bu...
The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

1979
Sylvia Plath's novel was adapted. A young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and then breakdown, all amidst the horrors of the fifties, fr...
TV
Backstairs at the White House

Backstairs at the White House

1979
The people who work at the White House tell the behind the scenes story.
TV
Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations

6
1979
The story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Tennessee from 1882 to the 1960s was fictionalized in Roots: The Next Generations. The budget for Roots: The Next Generations was three times la...

1978.

2 Movies
Child of Glass

Child of Glass

1978
Alexander Armsworth and his family are moving to a mansion that was once owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl and she asks for...
Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier

1978
The Bergen family lived in the American South during World War II. Patty doesn't understand why her father can't seem to love her in her own family. Her town becomes home to a prisoner of war camp. A ...

1977.

2 TV shows
TV
Lou Grant

Lou Grant

1977
The trials of a former television station manager turned newspaper city editor.
TV
79 Park Avenue

79 Park Avenue

1977
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930 is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living and ultimately becomes the city's most famous madam.

1975.

2 TV shows
TV
Barney Miller

Barney Miller

5.5
1975
Barney Miller is a comedy series that is set in a New York City police station. The series aired on ABC from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982. Danny Arnold and Theodore J created it. There is a flicke...
TV
Bronk

Bronk

1975
Jack Palance is the lead in the American television series "Bronk". The first 24 episodes of the series were aired on CBS. The series only lasted one season.

1973.

1 TV show
TV
Diana

Diana

1973
Diana was a sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1973, to January 7, 1974, and was created by Leonard Stern. The series was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

1972.

1 Movie
To Be Young, Gifted and Black

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

1972
A mosaic biopic on Lorraine Hansberry, based on the stage play combining her unpublished writings, letters, and diaries.

1971.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Rank and File

The Rank and File

1971
The Wednesday Play is a fictionalized account of the Pilkingtons Glass strike in 1970.
TV
McMillan & Wife

McMillan & Wife

1
1971
On NBC from September 17, 1971 to April 24, 1977 there was a lighthearted American police procedural called McMillan & Wife. The 90-minute episodes of the series were part of the wheel series NBC Myst...

1970.

1 Movie
Original Cast Album: Company

Original Cast Album: Company

1970
The cast recording of "Company" takes place on the first Sunday after the show's opening night. D.A. Pennebaker filmed the production of the original cast recording, the back and forth between Sondhei...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett.

1967.

2 TV shows
TV
The Invaders

The Invaders

6
1967
alien beings from a dying planet Their destination is the Earth. Their purpose is to make their world. It began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. The...
TV
Ironside

Ironside

6
1967
Ironside ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. Raymond Burr was a paraplegic Chief of Detectives on the show. Ironside. The character appeared in a TV movie. The show was originally ...

1964.

1 Movie
One Potato, Two Potato

One Potato, Two Potato

1964
There was a study of interracial marriage in the 1960s. A white divorcée falls in love with a black man. The new husband fights for his parental rights in court, fighting against a judge who represent...

1963.

3 TV shows
TV
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variet...
TV
Mr. Novak

Mr. Novak

1963
Mr. James Franciscus was in the title role of Novak for two seasons on NBC.
TV
The Fugitive

The Fugitive

4.75
1963
The Fugitive was an American drama series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen plays Richard Kimble, a doctor who was wrongly convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to death. Kimbl...

1962.

2 TV shows
TV
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

5
1962
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.
TV
The Virginian

The Virginian

1962
The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer ser...

1961.

4 TV shows
TV
The Defenders

The Defenders

1961
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as ne...
TV
Kraft Mystery Theatre

Kraft Mystery Theatre

1961
Kraft Mystery Theatre is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from June 17, 1961 to September 25, 1963.
TV
Ben Casey

Ben Casey

4.75
1961
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboa...
TV
Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

6
1961
The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal...

1960.

1 TV show
TV
Route 66

Route 66

1960
Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The show was on CBS from 1960 to 1964. For the first two and a half seasons, it sta...

1959.

2 TV shows
TV
Rawhide

Rawhide

4
1959
Rawhide is an American Western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before movin...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

5.6
1959
A series of unrelated stories can include drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror.

1958.

1 TV show
TV
Naked City

Naked City

1958
Naked City was a police drama series that aired on the ABC network. In 1997, the episode "Sweet Prince of Delancey Street" was ranked as one of the 100 greatest episodes of all time by TV Guide.

1957.

1 TV show
TV
Decoy

Decoy

1957
In order to fight crime in New York City, policewoman Jones often goes undercover in some of the most dangerous parts of the city. Thirty-nine 30-minute black-and-white episodes of Decoy were broadcas...

1956.

1 Movie
Giant

Giant

5.86
1956
"Giant" is a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle bar...

1955.

1 TV show

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Love of Life

Love of Life

1951
Love of Life aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor, whose previous creation Search for Tomorrow had aired three weeks before Love of Life, and who woul...

1950.

1 TV show
TV
Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery Presents

1950
NBC produced Robert Montgomery Presents from January 30, 1950 to June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was changed to feature the sponsor, usually ...
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