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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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|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|