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Barbara Bel Geddes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Bel Geddes (October 31, 1922 – August 8, 2005) was an American actress, artist and children's author. She is best known for her role in the television drama series Dallas as matriarch Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing. Bel Geddes also starred in the original Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in the role of Maggie, and also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). She was the recipient of several awards and award nominations for her thespian performances. Bel Geddes retired from Dallas (and acting) in 1990 and settled in her home in Northeast Harbor, Maine, where she continued to work as a fine artist. She was the author of two children's books and the creator of a line of greeting cards. She was twice married, the mother of two daughters, and died of lung cancer on August 8, 2005. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Bel Geddes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Oct 31, 1922 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Long Night 1947-05-28
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003-01-01
Known For
Poster of Dallas
Poster of Daniel Boone
Poster of Dr. Kildare
Poster of The Long Night
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self (archive material) 2003-01-01
Movie Obsessed with Vertigo - New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece Herself 1997-06-01
Series Dallas Miss Ellie Southworth Ewing Farlow 1978-04-02
Movie Our Town Mrs. Webb 1977-05-30
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Movie Summertree Ruth McAdams 1971-06-06
Movie The Todd Killings Mrs. Todd 1971-10-20
Series Journey to the Unknown Unknown 1968-09-26
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung Self 1966-01-25
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie By Love Possessed Clarissa Winner 1961-07-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Five Branded Women Marja 1960-03-15
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie The Five Pennies Wila Stutsman 1959-01-01
Movie Vertigo Marjorie 'Midge' Wood 1958-05-28
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Midge Wood (archive footage) (uncredited) 1955-10-02
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Fourteen Hours Virginia Foster 1951-04-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Panic in the Streets Nancy Reed 1950-07-27
Movie Caught Leonora Eames 1949-02-17
Movie I Remember Mama Katrin 1948-03-09
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Blood on the Moon Amy Lufton 1948-11-11
Movie The Long Night Jo Ann 1947-05-28