Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

  • Birthday: 1931-08-23
  • Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Also know as: Barbara Jean Moorhead

Biography

Barbara Eden (born August 23, 1931, height 5' 3¾" (1,62 m)) is an American film, stage, and television actress and singer. She is best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead. Her parents divorced when she was three; she and her mother, Alice, moved to San Francisco, where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on the actress, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing. Her first public performance was singing in the church choir, where she sang the solos. When she was 14 she sang in local bands for $10 a night in night clubs. At age 16, she became a member of Actor's Equity. She studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and acting with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco. She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. Barbara also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.

Filmography

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

1961

As Lieutenant Cathy Conners

Carolina

2003

As Daphne St. Claire

The New Interns

1964

As Nurse Laura Rogers

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

1964

As Angela Benedict

From the Terrace

1960

As Clemmie Shreve

Ride the Wild Surf

1964

As Augie (Augusta) Poole

Five Weeks in a Balloon

1962

As Susan Gale

The Brass Bottle

1964

As Sylvia Kenton

Flaming Star

1960

As Roslyn Pierce

Loco Love

2003

As Jackie

All Hands on Deck

1961

As Sally Hobson

Harper Valley P.T.A.

1978

As Stella Johnson

The Amazing Dobermans

1976

As Justine

I Still Dream of Jeannie

1991

As Jeannie

Your Mother Wears Combat Boots

1989

As Brenda Andersen

Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed?

1973

As Francine Gregory

Let's Switch!

1975

As Lacy Colbert

Dead Man's Island

1996

As Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins

The Woman Hunter

1972

As Dina Hunter

Opposites Attract

1990

As Charlie McKeon

Always and Forever

2009

As Mary Anderson

Back from Eternity

1956

As Student Newspaper Photographer

A Private's Affair

1959

As Sgt. Katie Mulligan

A Howling in the Woods

1971

As Liza Crocker

The Confession

1964

As Pia Pacelli

The Feminist and the Fuzz

1971

As Jane Bowers

Twelve Hours to Kill

1960

As Lucy Hall

The Stepford Children

1987

As Laura Harding

Bailout at 43,000

1957

As Blonde with Mike at Nightclub (uncredited)

The Yellow Canary

1963

As Lissa Paxton

Her Wicked Ways

1991

As Tess O'Brien

The Stranger Within

1974

As Ann Collins

Chattanooga Choo Choo

1984

As Maggie Jones

Out to Lunch

1974

As Self

The Girls in the Office

1979

As Lee Rawlins

The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick

1988

As Kathy McCormick

Return of the Rebels

1981

As Mary Beth Allen

How to Break Up a Happy Divorce

1976

As Ellen Dowling

Hell Hath No Fury

1991

As Terri Ferguson

My Adventures with Santa

2019

As Mrs. Claus

A Very Brady Sequel

1996

As Jeannie (uncredited)

Kismet

1967

As Lalumne

The Wayward Girl

1957

As Molly

Swingin' Along

1961

As Carol Walker

Eyes of Terror

1994

As Dr. Jesse Newman

Visions of Murder

1993

As Dr. Jesse Newman

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

1957

As Miss Carstairs (uncredited)

Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1

1999

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Men Who Rate a 10

1980

As Self

Production

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