Barbara Pepper


About

Born
May 31, 1915
Died
July 18, 1969
Cause of Death
Coronary Thrombosis

Biography

Barbara Pepper was an actress with a prolific career in film and television that spanned the early 1930s to the late 1960s, primarily in supporting roles. Early in her career, she joined the stock female dance company the Goldwyn Girls, where she first met and worked with legendary comedian Lucille Ball. The two became lifelong friends. The first phase of Pepper's career included more th...

Biography

Barbara Pepper was an actress with a prolific career in film and television that spanned the early 1930s to the late 1960s, primarily in supporting roles. Early in her career, she joined the stock female dance company the Goldwyn Girls, where she first met and worked with legendary comedian Lucille Ball. The two became lifelong friends. The first phase of Pepper's career included more than 20 years in well over 100 film roles, many of them secondary or uncredited, however. One early exception was the mystery-romance "The Rogues Tavern" in 1936, where she had a main part as Marjorie Burns. That same year, she had another significant part in the romantic comedy, "Mummy's Boys," but as with most if not all of her film roles, it lacked complexity, and failed to put her in Hollywood's limelight. The second phase of Pepper's career essentially began in 1952, when she teamed up with Lucille Ball on the comedy classic "I Love Lucy," appearing on eight episodes over four seasons. In 1954, Pepper began appearing on one of the other legendary comedies of the era, "The Jack Benny Program," a seven-episode run that lasted until 1962. In 1965, at 50, Pepper landed her most active TV part, as Doris Ziffel on the family comedy "Green Acres," about the New York City couple who adjust to a new life on the farm. Pepper appeared on 29 episodes, from 1965 to '68. She died from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 54.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Big Bertha
My Fair Lady (1964)
Doolittle's dancing partner
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Miss Brown
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Client at sale
The Music Man (1962)
Feril Hawkes
It's Only Money (1962)
Fishing woman
The Bramble Bush (1960)
Polly Welk
Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Mrs. Oberholt
Auntie Mame (1958)
Mrs. Krantz
The D.I. (1957)
Customer
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
Patron
Young at Heart (1954)
Wife
So This Is Love (1953)
Giggling girl
Inferno (1953)
Waitress
Thunderbirds (1952)
Mrs. Mike Braggart
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Wife
Unmasked (1950)
Mrs. Schmidt
My Blue Heaven (1950)
Waitress
No Way Out (1950)
The Inspector General (1949)
Buxom girl
The Snake Pit (1948)
Patient
The Millerson Case (1947)
Eadie Rookstool
Terror Trail (1946)
Karen Kemp
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Marathon dancer
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Hostess
Prison Ship (1945)
Winnie DeVoe
Murder, He Says (1945)
Bonnie Fleagle
Trouble Chasers (1945)
Goldie
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Cab driver
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
Annie
Can't Help Singing (1944)
An American Romance (1944)
Streetwalker
Cover Girl (1944)
Chorus girl
Since You Went Away (1944)
Pin girl
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
Wild Rose
Once Upon a Time (1944)
Taxi girl
I Love a Soldier (1944)
Blonde
So This Is Washington (1943)
Taxi driver
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Girls in Chains (1943)
Ruth
Let's Face It (1943)
Daisy
My Favorite Spy (1942)
"B" girl
One Thrilling Night (1942)
Dotty
We Go Fast (1941)
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941)
South of Tahiti (1941)
Julie
Man at Large (1941)
Blonde [Myrtle]
Three Sons O'Guns (1941)
Francie
Birth of the Blues (1941)
Maizie
Manpower (1941)
Polly
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
Chorus girl
Out of the Fog (1941)
Cigarette girl
Framed (1940)
Goldie Green
Women in War (1940)
Millie
Forgotten Girls (1940)
Eve Abbott
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
Goldie
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Dorine
The Return of Frank James (1940)
Nellie Blane
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Off the Record (1939)
Flossie, telephone operator
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Muriel
Three Sons (1939)
Viola
Flight at Midnight (1939)
Mildred
The Women (1939)
Tough girl
Colorado Sunset (1939)
Ginger
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Second girl
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Budgie
The Magnificent Fraud (1939)
June
Scandal Sheet (1939)
Rena
Bachelor Mother (1939)
Hostess
The Chaser (1938)
Drunken girl
Army Girl (1938)
Riki
Outside the Law (1938)
Mattie Hazard
Wide Open Faces (1938)
Belle
The Lady in the Morgue (1938)
Kay Renshaw
Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)
Althea Ames
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Girl in cafe
Sweethearts (1938)
Telephone operator
You Can't Buy Luck (1937)
Clerk
You Can't Beat Love (1937)
May Smith
Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
Alice
The Big Shot (1937)
Mamie
Portia on Trial (1937)
Evelyn
Too Many Wives (1937)
Angela Brown
The Westland Case (1937)
Agatha Hogan
Music for Madame (1937)
Blonde on bus
Show Boat (1936)
Chorus girl
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
Marge Saunders
M'liss (1936)
Clytie Morpher
What Becomes of the Children? (1936)
Elsie
Winterset (1936)
Girl
The Rogues' Tavern (1936)
Marjorie Burns
Mummy's Boys (1936)
Mary Browning
Taming the Wild (1936)
Hazel White
The Big Game (1936)
Lois
Frisco Waterfront (1935)
The stranger
Forced Landing (1935)
Nancy Rhodes
Dante's Inferno (1935)
Drunk in ship's cafe
The Sagebrush Troubadour (1935)
Joan Martin
Waterfront Lady (1935)
Gloria
The Singing Vagabond (1935)
Honey
Let 'Em Have It (1935)
Milly
Bottoms Up (1934)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Sally
Roman Scandals (1933)
Goldwyn girl

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