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Barbara Stanwyck



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The Barbara... Known for her passionate performances, Barbara Stanwyck was one of the brightest... more info $49.98was $49.98 Buy Now

Titanic (1953)... Studio ClassicsDetermined to remove her family from the superficial, high... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Barbara... Barbara Stanwyck played both host and leading woman in this Emmy-winning... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

Christmas In... Relax and enjoy one of the classic holiday movies from the TCM Shop, like... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Violent... Glenn Ford stars alongside Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson in this... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

Barbara... Revisit classic Hollywood with one of the all-time greats! Dazzling leading lady... more info $49.98was $49.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Ruby Catherine Stevens Died: January 20, 1990
Born: July 16, 1907 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor chorus girl model clerk


Barbara Stanwyck was a dazzling study in contrasts. At times sultry and sweet; vulnerable and tough; comedic and dramatic; joyous and tragic - she simply was one of the greatest and most unique actresses during Hollywood's Golden Era. She could play whatever the part required, whether it was madcap glamour in comedies like "The Lady Eve" (1941), tough-minded feminism in weepies like "Stella Dallas" (1937), or poisonous vixens in noir classics like "Double Indemnity" (1944). A working-class girl from Brooklyn, she became one of the richest women in the United States due to wise investments. On a personal level, she was wildly popular among her peers, yet died a virtual recluse. Most astounding of all, she gave some of the most unforgettable performances in film history, yet never won an Academy Award for her work. Like many an aging glamour girl, she moved reluctantly into TV in the 1950s and 1960s when her movie career declined, but became an even bigger star than she had been before. Barbara Stanwyck - an American original and the true essence of the word "dame" - like no other actress of her generation enjoyed a long, varied career in film and television while remaining beloved by her millions of fans.

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