skip navigation
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (43)

Recent DVDs


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 $5.99was $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: Died: January 20, 1990
Born: July 16, 1907 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


In 1944 the IRS claimed that Stanwyck was the highest-paid woman in the USA, with an annual salary of $400,000

Stanwyck changed her name from Ruby Stevens when she appeared in the Broadway play, "The Noose" in 1926. The inspiration was said to come from a theatrical poster which announced "Jane Stanwyck in 'Barbara Frietchie'".

"I would have to say that I have never worked with an actress who was more cooperative, less temperamental and a better workman, to use my term of highest compliment, than Barbara Stanwyck." (Cecil B. DeMille, on directing Stanwyck -- PR TNT's special, "Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire" 1991)

"Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for doing what I love doing." (Barbara Stanwyck -- PR TNT's special, "Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire" 1991)

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute