Barbara Parkins


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Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place (1964) and Valley of the Dolls (1967). After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as Wagon Train (1957) and Perry Mason (1957). She also ... See full bio »

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Known For

Valley of the Dolls Anne Welles
(1967)
Peyton Place Betty Anderson Cord / Betty Anderson / Betty Anderson Harrington / Betty Cord
(1964-1969)
(1971)
Bear Island Judith Rubin
(1979)

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 1998 Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (TV Movie)
Annie Laurie Williams
 1998 Superman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Mother Box
- Apokolips... Now! (1998) ... Mother Box (voice)
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Lucy Wanamaker
- Forget Selma (1996) ... Lucy Wanamaker
 1991 Scene of the Crime (TV Series)
- Wild About Harry (1991)
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kay Weber
- The Error of Her Ways (1989) ... Kay Weber
 1988 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Candace Morgan
- But Not for Me (1988) ... Candace Morgan
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Ellen Cartwright
 1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Betty Harrington Cord
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Millie Constant
 1984 Katy Caterpillar
Additional Voices (English version, voice)
 1984 Calendar Girl Murders (TV Movie)
Cleo Banks
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Windsor
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Eileen Weston
- Faith, Hope & Charity (1983) ... Eileen Weston
 1983 Uncommon Valor (TV Movie)
Dr. Margaret Houghton
 1982 Breakfast in Paris
Jackie Wyatt
 1981 The Manions of America (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Kent
- Part III (1981) ... Charlotte Kent
- Part II (1981) ... Charlotte Kent
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Lorna Hendricks
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) ... Lorna Hendricks
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Lani
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 2 (1980) ... Lani
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 1 (1980) ... Lani
 1979 Bear Island
Judith Rubin
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Angela Adams
 1978 Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women (TV Movie)
Anna Held
 1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV Movie)
Vanessa Hunt
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Marjorie Ferrier / Hilda Eaton
- Part I (1977) ... Marjorie Ferrier / Hilda Eaton
- Part III (1977) ... Marjorie Ferrier / Hilda Eaton
- Part II (1977) ... Marjorie Ferrier / Hilda Eaton
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Jenny
- All the Young Girls (1976) ... Jenny
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Martinique
- Chapter III (1976) ... Martinique
- Chapter II (1976) ... Martinique
- Chapter I (1976) ... Martinique
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Jane Adams
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith
 1974 Born Free (TV Series)
Kim Travers
- The Devil Leopard (1974) ... Kim Travers
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Leonie
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... Leonie
- His Borrowed Plumes (1974) ... Leonie
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... Leonie
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... Leonie
- Recovery (1974) ... Leonie
 1974 Christina
Christina / Kay
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
Barbara Maxvill
 1972/I Asylum
Bonnie (segment "Frozen Fear")
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Eileen Travis
- The New House (1972) ... Eileen Travis
 1971 A Taste of Evil (TV Movie)
Susan
 1971 Puppet on a Chain
Maggie
 1971 The Deadly Trap
Cynthia
 1971 The Mephisto Waltz
Roxanne
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
B.A.
 1964-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Betty Anderson Cord / Betty Anderson / Betty Anderson Harrington / ...
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... Betty Anderson Harrington (credit only)
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... Betty Anderson Harrington (credit only)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... Betty Anderson Harrington
- Episode #5.51 (1969) ... Betty Anderson Harrington
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... Betty Anderson Harrington (credit only)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Anne Welles
 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Billie Kidwell / Sharon Crosley
- The Lucky Punch (1963) ... Billie Kidwell
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Sharon Crosley
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Marilee Bishop
- The Wedding Party (1963) ... Marilee Bishop
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Annie Grant
- The Soul Killer (1962) ... Annie Grant
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Paula Durham
- The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (1962) ... Paula Durham
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Bobbie
- Coincidence (1962) ... Bobbie
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ruth / Betty Sullivan
- A Friendly Tribe (1961) ... Ruth
- We're Holding Your Son (1961) ... Betty Sullivan
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Molly
- The Mark Miner Story (1961) ... Molly
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mary
- Lady Killer (1961) ... Mary
 1961 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Judy Walker
- No Time for Babysitters (1961) ... Judy Walker
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sue Wiley
- Shadow of the Past (1961) ... Sue Wiley
 1961 20,000 Eyes
High School Girl
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Girl
- The Lily Dallas Story (1961) ... Girl (uncredited)
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Iterviewed by gossip columnist Ted Casablanca for "The Awful Truth" from E! Online, in 30 years of Valley of the Dolls (1967) release party in San Francisco. See more »

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7 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked about her friend, Sharon Tate, in 2010]: Most people know that she was kind and sweet, and had an innocence about her. Her gentleness was very special, and it was a big loss. See more »

Trivia:

Is an adopted child. See more »

Trademark:

Her silky voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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