Gertrude Maud Barnes (25 March 1903 – 27 July 1998), known professionally as Binnie Barnes, was an English actress whose career in films spanned 50 years, from 1923 to 1973.
Barnes was born in Islington, London, the daughter of Rosa Enoyce and George Barnes, a policeman. There were 16 children in her family. Before moving to Hollywood to become an actress, Barnes worked a series of jobs, such as chorus girl, nurse, and dance hostess. She began her acting career in films in 1923, appearing in a short film made by Lee De Forest in his Phonofilm sound-on-film process. Her film career continued in Great Britain, most notably in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) as Katherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife. Barnes' main qualm in accepting roles as an actress was that she not play submissive roles. Barnes once remarked "One picture is just like another to me, as long as I don't have to be a sweet woman". Later, her career continued in Hollywood, until 1973, when she appeared in the comedy 40 Carats, her last acting role.
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Shadow of the Eagle
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The Pirates of Capri
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The Dude Goes West
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The Time of Their Lives
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Getting Gertie's Garter
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It's in the Bag!
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The Spanish Main
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Up in Mabel's Room
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The Hour Before the Dawn
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Barbary Coast Gent
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Call Out the Marines
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I Married an Angel
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In Old California
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Three Girls About Town
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Angels with Broken Wings
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'Til We Meet Again
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This Thing Called Love
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Man About Town
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Wife, Husband and Friend
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The Three Musketeers
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The First Hundred Years
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Three Blind Mice
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The Adventures of Marco Polo
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The Divorce of Lady X
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Thanks for Everything
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The Last of the Mohicans
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Three Smart Girls
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Small Town Girl
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A Dream Comes True
A promotional short to hype the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935).
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
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La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
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The Private Life of Don Juan
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Gift of Gab
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The Lady Is Willing
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There's Always Tomorrow
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Heads We Go
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The Private Life of Henry VIII
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Their Night Out
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Night in Montmartre
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Out of the Blue
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