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Lynn Bari (born Margaret Schuyler Fisher, December 18, 1913 – November 20, 1989) was a film actress who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in roughly 150 20th Century Fox films from the early 1930s through the 1940s.

Bari was one of 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the company's training school. The contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years.

In most of her early films, Bari had uncredited parts usually playing receptionists or chorus girls. She struggled to find starring roles in films, but accepted any work she could get. Rare leading roles included China Girl (1942), Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943), and The Spiritualist (1948). In B movies, Lynn was usually cast as a villainess, notably Shock and Nocturne (both 1946). An exception was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944). During WWII, according to a survey taken of GIs, Bari was the second-most popular pinup girl after the much better-known Betty Grable.

Bari's film career fizzled out in the early 1950s as she was approaching her 40th birthday, although she continued to work at a more limited pace over the next two decades, now playing matronly characters rather than temptresses. She portrayed the mother of a suicidal teenager in a 1951 drama, On the Loose, plus a number of supporting parts.

Bari's last film appearance was as the mother of rebellious teenager Patty McCormack in The Young Runaways (1968) and her final TV appearances were in episodes of The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. and The FBI.

She quickly took up the rising medium of television during the '50s, which began when she starred in the live television sitcom Detective's Wife, which ran during the summer of 1950, and in Boss Lady

In 1955, Bari appeared in the episode "The Beautiful Miss X" of Rod Cameron's syndicated crime drama City Detective. In 1960, she played female bandit Belle Starr in the debut episode "Perilous Passage" of the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure and with fellow guest star Robert J. Wilke as Cole Younger.

From July–September 1952, Bari starred in her own situation comedy, Boss Lady, a summer replacement for NBC's Fireside Theater. She portrayed Gwen F. Allen, the beautiful top executive of a construction firm. Not the least of her troubles in the role was being able to hire a general manager who did not fall in love with her.

Commenting on her "other woman" roles, Bari once said, "I seem to be a woman always with a gun in her purse. I'm terrified of guns. I go from one set to the other shooting people and stealing husbands!"

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lynn Bari (born Margaret Schuyler Fisher, December 18, 1913 – November 20, 1989) was a film actress who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in roughly 150 20th Century Fox films from the early 1930s through the 1940s.

Bari was one of 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the company's training school. The contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years.

In most of her early films, Bari had uncredited parts usually playing receptionists or chorus girls. She struggled to find starring roles in films, but accepted any work she could get. Rare leading roles included China Girl (1942), Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943), and The Spiritualist (1948). In B movies, Lynn was usually cast as a villainess, notably Shock and Nocturne (both 1946). An exception was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944). During WWII, according to a survey taken of GIs, Bari was the second-most popular pinup girl after the much better-known Betty Grable.

Bari's film career fizzled out in the early 1950s as she was approaching her 40th birthday, although she continued to work at a more limited pace over the next two decades, now playing matronly characters rather than temptresses. She portrayed the mother of a suicidal teenager in a 1951 drama, On the Loose, plus a number of supporting parts.

Bari's last film appearance was as the mother of rebellious teenager Patty McCormack in The Young Runaways (1968) and her final TV appearances were in episodes of The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. and The FBI.

She quickly took up the rising medium of television during the '50s, which began when she starred in the live television sitcom Detective's Wife, which ran during the summer of 1950, and in Boss Lady

In 1955, Bari appeared in the episode "The Beautiful Miss X" of Rod Cameron's syndicated crime drama City Detective. In 1960, she played female bandit Belle Starr in the debut episode "Perilous Passage" of the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure and with fellow guest star Robert J. Wilke as Cole Younger.

From July–September 1952, Bari starred in her own situation comedy, Boss Lady, a summer replacement for NBC's Fireside Theater. She portrayed Gwen F. Allen, the beautiful top executive of a construction firm. Not the least of her troubles in the role was being able to hire a general manager who did not fall in love with her.

Commenting on her "other woman" roles, Bari once said, "I seem to be a woman always with a gun in her purse. I'm terrified of guns. I go from one set to the other shooting people and stealing husbands!"

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 106

Birthday 1913-12-18

Day of Death 1989-11-20

Place of Birth Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Marjorie Bitzer

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Johnny Walker as Christine Faber (archive footage)
1968 The Young Runaways as Mrs. Donford
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1962 Six Gun Law as Mrs. Simmons
1962 Trauma as Helen Garrison
1961 Everglades (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1960 Michael Shayne (1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1959 Law of the Plainsman (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Damn Citizen as Pat Noble
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1955 Science Fiction Theatre (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Studio 57 (1 episode)
1954 Francis Joins the WACS as Maj. Louise Simpson
1953 City Detective (2 episodes)
1952 Boss Lady (12 episodes)
1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal? as Harriet Blaisdell
1952 I Dream of Jeanie as Mrs. McDowell
1951 On the Loose as Larry Lindsay
1951 Sunny Side of the Street as Mary
1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain as Mrs. Billywith
1950 Lux Video Theatre (4 episodes)
1949 The Kid from Cleveland as Katherine Jackson
1948 The Amazing Mr. X as Christine Faber
1948 Man from Texas as Charlie Jackson (henchmanin checked shirt)
1946 Nocturne as Frances Ransom
1946 Margie as Miss Isabel Palmer
1946 Home Sweet Homicide as Marian Carstairs
1946 Shock as Nurse Elaine Jordan
1945 Captain Eddie as Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker
1944 Sweet and Low-Down as Pat Stirling
1944 Take It or Leave It as Herself
1944 Tampico as Katherine Hall
1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey as Michaela Villegas
1943 Hello, Frisco, Hello as Bernice Croft
1942 China Girl as Captain Fifi
1942 Orchestra Wives as Jaynie Stevens
1942 The Magnificent Dope as Claire Harris
1942 The Falcon Takes Over as Ann Riordan
1942 Secret Agent of Japan as Kay Murdock
1942 The Night Before the Divorce as Lynn Nordyke
1941 The Perfect Snob as Chris Mason
1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder as Susan Rossiter
1941 We Go Fast as Rose Coughlin
1941 Sun Valley Serenade as Vivian Dawn
1941 Blood and Sand as Encarnacion
1941 Sleepers West as Kay Bentley
1940 Kit Carson as Dolores Murphy
1940 Pier 13 as Sally Kelly
1940 Charter Pilot as Marge Duncan
1940 Earthbound as Linda Reynolds
1940 Lillian Russell as Edna McCauley
1940 Free, Blonde and 21 as Carol Northrup
1940 City of Chance as Julie Reynolds
1939 City in Darkness as Marie Dubon
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles as Yvonne
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Actress in 'The Man Who Came Back'
1939 Hotel for Women as Barbara Hunter]
1939 News Is Made at Night as Maxine Thomas
1939 Chasing Danger as Renée Claire
1939 The Return of the Cisco Kid as Ann Carver
1939 Pardon Our Nerve as Terry Wilson
1938 Sharpshooters as Dianne Woodward
1938 Meet the Girls as Terry Wilson
1938 I'll Give a Million as Cecelia
1938 Always Goodbye as Jessica Reid
1938 Speed to Burn as Marion Clark
1938 Josette as Mrs. Elaine Dupree
1938 Battle Of Broadway as Marjorie Clark
1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble as Penny Kendall
1938 Walking Down Broadway as Sandra De Voe
1938 The Baroness and the Butler as Klari - Maid
1937 Love and Hisses as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1937 Lancer Spy as Miss Fenwick
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse as Party Girl
1937 You Can't Have Everything as Girl at Y.W.C.A.
1937 She Had to Eat as Crowd Scene Participant
1937 This Is My Affair as Party Guest with Keller (uncredited)
1937 Fair Warning as Counter girl
1937 Love Is News as 'Babe' - Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
1937 On the Avenue as Chorus Girl / Mrs. Mary Jackson (uncredited)
1937 Time Out for Romance as Bridesmaid
1936 Pigskin Parade as Football Game Spectator (uncredited)
1936 Ladies In Love as Dress Shop Clerk (uncredited)
1936 Sing, Baby, Sing as Hotel Telephone Operator
1936 36 Hours to Kill as Traveler
1935 Show Them No Mercy! as Crowd Scene Member (uncredited)
1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle as Girl on Sailboat (uncredited)
1935 Thanks a Million as Phone Operator (uncredited)
1935 Music Is Magic as Theatre Cashier
1935 Way Down East as Dancing Girl at Party
1935 Redheads on Parade as Waitress (uncredited)
1935 The Daring Young Man as Bridesmaid
1935 Doubting Thomas as Aspiring Actress
1935 George White's 1935 Scandals as Chorine (uncredited)
1934 Caravan as Blonde Gypsy Girl at Inn
1934 365 Nights in Hollywood as Showgirl (uncredited)
1934 Bottoms Up as Chorine (uncredited)
1934 Coming Out Party as Party Guest
1933 I Am Suzanne! as Audience Member
1933 Meet The Baron as College Girl

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