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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

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The Barbara... The Oscar nominated actress brought her big screen presence to this 1960s TV... more info $27.95was $38.99 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 ...
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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)

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