Biography

Barbara Eden (born August 23, 1931, height 5' 3¾" (1,62 m)) is an American film, stage, and television actress and singer. She is best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead. Her parents divorced when she was three; she and her mother, Alice, moved to San Francisco, where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on the actress, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing.

Her first public performance was singing in the church choir, where she sang the solos. When she was 14 she sang in local bands for $10 a night in night clubs. At age 16, she became a member of Actor's Equity. She studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and acting with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco. She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. Barbara also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.

Barbara Eden (born August 23, 1931, height 5' 3¾" (1,62 m)) is an American film, stage, and television actress and singer. She is best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead. Her parents divorced when she was three; she and her mother, Alice, moved to San Francisco, where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on the actress, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing.

Her first public performance was singing in the church choir, where she sang the solos. When she was 14 she sang in local bands for $10 a night in night clubs. At age 16, she became a member of Actor's Equity. She studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and acting with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco. She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. Barbara also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1931-08-23

Place of Birth Tucson, Arizona, USA

Official Site http://www.barbaraeden.com/main.html

Also Known As

  • Barbara Jean Moorhead

Acting TV ShowsMovies

TV Revolution (2 episodes)
2010 Worst Cooks in America (1 episode)
2009 Always and Forever as Mary Anderson
2003 Carolina as Daphne St. Claire
2003 Loco Love as Jackie
1997 The View (2 episodes)
1996 Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace as Herself
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (3 episodes) as Great Aunt Irma
1996 A Very Brady Sequel as Jeannie
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Dead Man's Island as Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins
1991 I Still Dream Of Jeannie as Jeannie
1991 Hell Hath No Fury as Terri Ferguson
1991 Her Wicked Ways as Tess O'Brien
1990 Opposites Attract as Charlie McKeon
1989 Brand New Life (6 episodes)
1989 Your Mother Wears Combat Boots as Brenda Andersen
1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick as Kathy McCormick
1987 The Great American Quiz Show (1 episode)
1987 The Stepford Children as Laura Harding
1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later as Jeannie
1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal as Herself
1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo as Maggie Jones
1981 Return of the Rebels as Mary Beth
1981 Harper Valley (31 episodes) as Stella Johnson
1980 Condominium (2 episodes) as Barbara Messenger
1979 The Girls in the Office as Lee Rawlins
1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. as Stella Johnson
1976 The Amazing Dobermans
1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce as Ellen Dowling
1976 The Sonny & Cher Show (1 episode)
1976 Donny & Marie (1 episode)
1975 Let's Switch! as Lacy Colbert
1974 Out to Lunch as Herself
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (1 episode)
1974 The Stranger Within as Ann Collins
1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? as Francine Gregory
1972 The Woman Hunter as Dina Hunter
1971 A Howling in the Woods as Liza Crocker
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz as Dr. Jane Bowers
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (139 episodes) as Jeannie
1964 The New Interns as Nurse Laura Rogers
1964 The Confession as Pia Pacelli
1964 The Brass Bottle as Sylvia Kenton
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao as Angela Benedict
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)
1964 Ride the Wild Surf as Augie (Augusta) Poole
1963 Burke's Law (4 episodes)
1963 The Yellow Canary as Lissa Paxton
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Greta Heinrich
1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon as Susan Gale
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as Lt. Cathy Conners
1961 All Hands on Deck as Sally Hobson
1960 Flaming Star as Roslyn Pierce
1960 Route 66 (2 episodes)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 From the Terrace as Clemmie Shreve
1960 Twelve Hours to Kill as Lucy Hall
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 A Private's Affair as Katie Mulligan
1959 Rawhide (3 episodes)
1957 How to Marry a Millionaire (52 episodes)
1957 The Wayward Girl
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Bailout at 43,000 as Blonde with Mike at Nightclub (uncredited)
1956 West Point (1 episode)
1956 Back from Eternity as Student Newspaper Photographer
1955 Highway Patrol (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 Father Knows Best (1 episode)

Production

1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Co-Producer

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