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Lynn Bari

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!"

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Dec 18, 1913 In Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Meet the Baron 1933-10-20
Latest Project:
Movie Johnny Walker 2015-05-13
Known For
Poster of Ben Casey
Poster of Climax!
Poster of Lux Video Theatre
Poster of The Kid from Cleveland
Movie Johnny Walker Christine Faber (archive footage) 2015-05-13
Movie The Young Runaways Mrs. Donford 1968-09-11
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Trauma Helen Garrison 1962-03-23
Movie Six Gun Law Mrs. Simmons 1962-12-01
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Everglades Unknown 1961-10-09
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Series Michael Shayne Unknown 1960-09-30
Series Law of the Plainsman Unknown 1959-10-01
Movie Damn Citizen Pat Noble 1958-03-01
Series Bronco Amy Biggs 1958-09-23
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Women of Pitcairn Island Maimiti 1956-12-01
Series Science Fiction Theatre Unknown 1955-04-09
Movie Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Leota Van Cleef 1955-02-02
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie Francis Joins the WACS Louise Simpson 1954-07-30
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-09-07
Movie I Dream of Jeanie Mrs. McDowell 1952-06-15
Movie Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Harriet Blaisdell 1952-06-25
Series Boss Lady Unknown 1952-07-01
Movie I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Mrs. Billywith 1951-02-17
Movie On the Loose Larry Lindsay 1951-09-28
Movie Sunny Side of the Street Mary 1951-09-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Kid from Cleveland Katherine Jackson 1949-09-05
Movie Man from Texas Charlie Jackson 1948-03-06
Movie The Amazing Mr. X Christine Faber 1948-07-29
Movie Shock Nurse Elaine Jordan 1946-02-01
Movie Home Sweet Homicide Marian Carstairs 1946-10-02
Movie Nocturne Frances Ransom 1946-10-29
Movie Margie Miss Isabel Palmer 1946-10-15
Movie Captain Eddie Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker 1945-06-18
Movie Sweet and Low-Down Pat Stirling 1944-09-21
Movie Tampico Katherine Hall 1944-04-10
Movie The Bridge of San Luis Rey Michaela Villegas 1944-02-11
Movie Take It or Leave It Herself 1944-07-17
Movie Hello, Frisco, Hello Bernice Croft 1943-03-26
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Kay Murdock 1942-04-03
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Ann Riordan 1942-05-29
Movie The Night Before the Divorce Lynn Nordyke 1942-03-06
Movie China Girl Captain Fifi 1942-12-09
Movie The Magnificent Dope Claire Harris 1942-07-01
Movie Orchestra Wives Jaynie Stevens 1942-09-04
Movie Blood and Sand Encarnacion 1941-05-30
Movie Sleepers West Kay Bentley 1941-03-14
Movie Sun Valley Serenade Vivian Dawn 1941-08-29
Movie We Go Fast Rose Coughlin 1941-09-19
Movie The Perfect Snob Chris Mason 1941-12-19
Movie Moon Over Her Shoulder Susan Rossiter 1941-10-23
Movie Free, Blonde and 21 Carol Northrup 1940-03-28
Movie City of Chance Julie Reynolds 1940-01-13
Movie Lillian Russell Edna McCauley 1940-05-24
Movie Kit Carson Dolores Murphy 1940-08-30
Movie Earthbound Linda Reynolds 1940-06-06
Movie Charter Pilot Marge Duncan 1940-12-06
Movie Pier 13 Sally Kelly 1940-08-08
Movie The Return of the Cisco Kid Ann Carver 1939-04-28
Movie Pardon Our Nerve Terry Wilson 1939-02-24
Movie Chasing Danger Renée Claire 1939-05-05
Movie News Is Made at Night Maxine Thomas 1939-07-20
Movie City in Darkness Marie Dubon 1939-11-15
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles Yvonne 1939-10-24
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Actress 1939-10-13
Movie Hotel for Women Barbara Hunter] 1939-08-03
Movie Battle Of Broadway Marjorie Clark 1938-04-22
Movie Mr. Moto's Gamble Penny Kendall 1938-04-07
Movie The Baroness and the Butler Klari - Maid 1938-02-18
Movie Josette Mrs. Elaine Dupree 1938-06-03
Movie Walking Down Broadway Sandra De Voe 1938-03-11
Movie Meet the Girls Terry Wilson 1938-10-06
Movie Speed to Burn Marion Clark 1938-06-07
Movie I'll Give a Million Cecelia 1938-07-27
Movie Sharpshooters Dianne Woodward 1938-11-18
Movie Always Goodbye Jessica Reid 1938-06-24
Movie Fair Warning Counter girl 1937-03-05
Movie Love Is News 'Babe' - Switchboard Operator (uncredited) 1937-02-26
Movie On the Avenue Chorus Girl / Mrs. Mary Jackson (uncredited) 1937-02-12
Movie Time Out for Romance Bridesmaid 1937-02-10
Movie This Is My Affair Party Guest with Keller (uncredited) 1937-05-28
Movie She Had to Eat Crowd Scene Participant (uncredited) 1937-07-02
Movie Love and Hisses Nightclub Patron (uncredited) 1937-12-21
Movie Lancer Spy Miss Fenwick 1937-10-08
Movie You Can't Have Everything Girl at Y.W.C.A. 1937-08-02
Movie Wife, Doctor and Nurse Party Girl 1937-09-17
Movie Private Number Gambler (Uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Traveler 1936-07-24
Movie Sing, Baby, Sing Hotel Telephone Operator 1936-08-21
Movie Pigskin Parade Football Game Spectator (uncredited) 1936-10-23
Movie Ladies In Love Dress Shop Clerk (uncredited) 1936-10-09
Movie Doubting Thomas Aspiring Actress 1935-07-10
Movie The Daring Young Man Bridesmaid 1935-07-17
Movie Spring Tonic Bridesmaid 1935-06-27
Movie George White's 1935 Scandals Chorine (uncredited) 1935-03-29
Movie Redheads on Parade Waitress (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie Music Is Magic Theatre Cashier (uncredited) 1935-11-01
Movie Way Down East Dancing Girl at Party (uncredited) 1935-10-25
Movie Show Them No Mercy! Crowd Scene Member (uncredited) 1935-12-06
Movie Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Girl on Sailboat (uncredited) 1935-11-20
Movie Thanks a Million Phone Operator (uncredited) 1935-11-13
Movie Coming Out Party Party Guest 1934-03-09
Movie Bottoms Up Chorine (uncredited) 1934-04-12
Movie 365 Nights in Hollywood Showgirl (uncredited) 1934-12-11
Movie Handy Andy Girl at Train Station (uncredited) 1934-07-19
Movie Caravan Gypsy (Uncredited) 1934-12-30
Movie Meet the Baron College Girl (uncredited) 1933-10-20
Movie I Am Suzanne! Audience Member 1933-12-25