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Known Credits: 40

Birthday: 1903-05-25

Day of Death: 1998-07-27

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England

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Binnie Barnes

Biography

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Gittel Enoyce "Binnie" Barnes (25 May 1903 – 27 July 1998), later known as Gertrude Maude Barnes, was an English actress.

She was born in Islington to a Jewish father and an Italian mother and was brought up as a Jew. She worked on a farm and in hospital as a probationer. She then became a ballroom dancer and Tex McLeod's stage partner. Later she was in cabaret and revue.

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 Britain, then in Hollywood, until 1973, with her final role in the comedy 40 Carats. Her most famous film was probably The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), starring Charles Laughton in the title role, with Barnes as Katherine Howard.

She was married to film producer Mike Frankovich and became an American citizen. They adopted three children.

She died of natural causes at the age of 95 in Beverly Hills, California, in 1998, survived by her three children, including production manager Mike Frankovich Jr. and producer Peter Frankovich. Her interment was in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Acting
1973 40 Carats as Maud Ericson
1968 Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows as Sister Celestine
1966 The Trouble With Angels as Sister Celestine
1958 The Donna Reed Show - (1 episode)
1954 Fire Over Africa as Frisco
1953 Decameron Nights as la comtesse de Firenze / la Comtesse / Nerina la femme de chambre / la vieille sorcière
1951 Fugitive Lady as Esther Clementi
1950 Lux Video Theatre - (2 episodes)
1950 Your Show of Shows - (1 episode)
1949 My Own True Love as Geraldine
1947 If Winter Comes as Natalie Bagshaw
1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
1945 The Spanish Main as Anne Bonney
1943 The Man from Down Under as Aggie Dawlins
1942 In Old California as Lacey Miller
1942 Call Out the Marines as Violet 'Vi' Hall
1941 Skylark as Myrtle Valentine
1941 Three Girls About Town as Faith Banner
1940 This Thing Called Love as Charlotte Campbell
1940 'Til We Meet Again as Comtesse de Bresac
1939 Day-time Wife as Blanche
1939 Frontier Marshal as Jerry
1939 Man About Town as Lady Arlington
1939 The Three Musketeers as Milady De Winter
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo as Nazama
1938 Always Goodbye as Harriet Martin
1938 Tropic Holiday as Marilyn Joyce
1938 Three Blind Mice as Miriam Harrington
1938 Holiday as Mrs. Laura 'The Witch' Cram
1938 The First Hundred Years as Claudia Weston
1938 The Divorce of Lady X as Lady Claire Mere
1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 as Caroline Whipple
1936 Three Smart Girls as Donna Lyons
1936 The Last of the Mohicans as Alice Munro
1936 Small Town Girl as Priscilla Hyde
1936 Sutter's Gold as Countess Elizabeth Bartoffski
1935 Rendezvous as Olivia Karloff
1934 There's Always Tomorrow as Alice Vail
1934 The Private Life of Don Juan as Rosita, a Maid Pure and Simple
1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII as Katherine Howard