skip navigation
Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Far And Away DVD They needed a country that was big enough for both of their dreams.Tom Cruise... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Chosen Survivors / The Earth Dies Screaming... You will get thrills from this 2-dsc apocalyptic double feature! "Chosen... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Back Roads DVD This absorbing romantic drama is full of humor and first-rate performances.... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 27, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Riley, Kansas, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Willowy, with an airy frame, but capable of projecting toughness as well as tightly-wound characters, Barbara Babcock was a "working actress" for two decades before a recurring guest role on "Hill Street Blues" in the early 1980s turned her into a TV star. On "Hill Street", Babcock was tough Grace Gardner, hounding Sgt. Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) until she had him. "Tough" seems to be a word threaded through Babcock's personal life as well. The daughter of the US Army General, she was raised in Tokyo and spoke Japanese before English. On screen, Babcock seems very much the "lady". Her early career included guest spots on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS) as a cousin to the rich boy nemesis of the title character. Babcock's deep, cultured voice earned both an appearance on "Star Trek" in the mid-60s as well as several voice-overs for that series.

Willowy, with an airy frame, but capable of projecting toughness as well as tightly-wound characters, Barbara Babcock was a "working actress" for two decades before a recurring guest role on "Hill Street Blues" in the early 1980s turned her into a TV star. On "Hill Street", Babcock was tough Grace Gardner, hounding Sgt. Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) until she had him. "Tough" seems to be a word threaded through Babcock's personal life as well. The daughter of the US Army General, she was raised in Tokyo and spoke Japanese before English. On screen, Babcock seems very much the "lady". Her early career included guest spots on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS) as a cousin to the rich boy nemesis of the title character. Babcock's deep, cultured voice earned both an appearance on "Star Trek" in the mid-60s as well as several voice-overs for that series.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Home Alone 4 (2002)
2.
 Space Cowboys (2000) Barbara Corvin
3.
 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie (1999) Dorothy Jennings
4.
 Childhood Sweetheart? (1997) Rose Carlson
5.
 Mother's Instinct, A (1996) Louise Mitchell
6.
7.
 Far And Away (1992) Nora Christie
8.
 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990) Martha Robertson
9.
 Family For Joe, A (1990) Quinn Collins
10.
 Heart of Dixie (1989) Coralee Claibourne
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1960:
TV debut, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" as Pamela Osborne (date approximate)
1966:
Played "Mea3" in "A Taste of Armageddon" episode of "Star Trek"
1968:
Film debut, "Day of the Evil Gun"
1971:
TV-movie debut, "The Last Child"
1973:
Played team owner in "Bang the Drum Slowly"
1978:
Played recurring role of Liz Craig on "Dallas" (CBS)
:
Played Grace Gardner on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
1984:
Co-starred as Lorraine Elliot, a medical professor, on the CBS sitcom "The Four Seasons"
1986:
Featured as the flighty landlord June Swinford on the ABC sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" (1986)
:
Played attorney Ellie McGinnis on "The Law and Harry McGraw" (CBS)
:
Cast as Dorothy Jennings on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)
2001:
Returned to series work as co-star of the Fox fall primetime serial "Pasadena"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Wellesley College: Wellesley , Massachusetts -
University of Lausanne: -
University of Milan: -

Notes

Babcock has traveled the Amazon studying monkeys and feasted on fried termites in Kenya while on archeological and anthropoligical treks.

"There's an inner radiance that is ageless in Barbara. A luminesence that comes through her beautiful pale skin." --Beth Sullivan, executive producer and creator, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

"The only way that you know what's beautiful is if you find something that you define as ugly." --Barbara Babcock quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

"My parents raised me not to focus on the external. When the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical are in alignment, then you have beauty that's universal." --Babcock quoted in People, May 9, 1994.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute