Barbara Dobbins Profile

Barbara Dobbins
Barbara Dobbins
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12 June 28 is born in Champaign, Illinois, the granddaughter of Champaign banker Newton H. Harris. His grandfather, B. F. Harris, established the bank, being the preeminent livestock man in the States.
? goes to New York to study art
? graduates from the Scudder-Collver School
c. 50 is a Conover model, having appeared on the cover of more than 16 magazines
50 is one of the "Glamourlovelies" on TV's "The Ken Murray Show." She will remain best friends with Murray until his death in 1988.
51 is the "Esquire Calendar Girl of 1951"
March 51 one of America’s most photographed models, she advises girls to head to New York rather than Hollywood. “Television offers more security than Hollywood and its people are free of the ‘enforced social life’ of the film capital,” Miss Dobbins believes.
June 51 is flown to the Coast by Howard Hughes' scouts, who want to hire her
? is groomed for stardom at RKO. There she is best friends with Michael Wolf, RKO's dress designer and a confidant of Howard Hughes, and her roommate, fellow aspiring actress Barbara Darrow. She and Barbara will remain lifelong friends.
54 marries Frederic Ingram of Nashville, Tennessee
? the Ingrams move to Metairie, Louisiana
? her son Frederic, Jr., is born
? her son Philip is born
? her daughter, Eileen, is born
82 moves to Montecito, California
20 April 06 as Barbara Dobbins Ingram, she dies at age 77 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, surrounded by her family after suffering a series of health problems. She is survived by her sons, Frederic Ingram Jr. and Philip Ingram; her daughter, Eileen Ingram Mielko; her sisters, Melissa Dobbins Chambers and Deborah Dobbins Kodl; and four grandchildren.
? her memorial service is held at El Montecito Presbyterian Church
Philip Ingram, News-Press, The Charleston Gazette, The Times Recorder, Eye
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