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Barbara Eden Profile

Barbara Eden
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(Barbara Jean Moorhead)
23 August 34 is born in Tucson, Arizona, of Welsh, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her mother, Alice Mary Franklin Moorhead, is credit manager of a jewelry store.
c. 37 her parents divorce when she’s three. She moves with her mother to San Francisco. When her mother marries Harrison Connor Huffman, Barbara becomes Barbara Jean Huffman.
c. 48 sings at age 14 with local bands for $10 a night
49 graduates from Abraham Lincoln High School
? attends San Francisco City College and the Conservatory of Music
? studies singing and opera at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
? takes acting lessons at the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre
51 is “Miss San Francisco”
? lives at the Studio Club in Los Angeles
56 she and 14 other actresses are chosen as "WAMPAS Baby Stars" by a group of veteran actors and actresses, including Ginger Rogers. The other Baby Stars are Phyllis Applegate, Roxanne Arlen, Jolene Brand, Donna Cooke, Jewell Lain, Barbara Marx, Lita Milan, Norma Nilsson, Ina Poindexter, Violet Rensing, Dawn Richard, Fay Spain, and Delfin Thursday.
Late 50s is a chorus girl at Ciro's
56 becomes Barbara Eden when her agent Walt Melnick thinks Huffman doesn't sound like a stage name
? dates young actor Robert Vaughn
? dates actor Barry Coe
October 57 her first date with future husband actor Michael Ansara is a studio-arranged publicity date by their publicity man, Booker McClay
17 January 58 marries actor Ansara, the ex of actress Jean Byron
60 replaces Karen Steele as the female lead in Flaming Star
28 August 65 her son, Matthew, is born
October 66 husband Michael Ansara will direct segments of her TV series, “I Dream of Jeannie”
71 stars in the musical play The Unsinkable Molly Brown
August 73 separates from Ansara
74 divorces Ansara
74 starts dating Charles Donald Fegert
3 September 77 marries Fegert
28 March 82 separates from Fegert
83 divorces Fegert
89 starts dating Jon Trusdale Eicholtz
5 January 91 marries Eicholtz at the Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco. It is her third marriage, his second.
25 June 01 her son, Matthew, dies of an accidental drug overdose at age 35. His body is found in his car in a parking lot off a freeway in Los Angeles.
Sources:
Bernard Chestna, Starlet by Kim Holston, www.tvtome.com, Who’s Who, Hans Wollstein, Screenland, Movie Life, www.IMDb.com
Recommended Books:
The Laugh Makers by Robert L. Mills
Links:
Filmography
I Dream of Jeannie Online
I Dream of Jeannie - The Web Page
I Dream of Jenne Homepage
TV and Movie Trivia Tribute
Celebrity Storm
Swingin Chicks
Official Fan Club
Elvis' Women
Barbara Eden Homepage
Brian's Drive-In Theater: Barbara Eden