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Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes's biography

Barbara Bel Geddes is 83 years old television actor born on on Tuesday 31st of October 1922. According to year of birth 1922 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 31st of October means she is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

She is citizen of United States of America. Her primary profession is to be television actor. You can know her also as film actor, writer, stage actor. She is recently known as children's writer.

Barbara Bel Geddes's dad

Barbara Bel Geddes's father's name is Norman Bel Geddes. He is known as architect. Her father was born on Thursday 27th of April 1893 in Adrian. Her father died on Thursday 8th of May 1958 in Manhattan. Norman Bel Geddes was 36 years old, when this happened.

Barbara Bel Geddes's schools

We found 1 school She attended. Name of the school: Buxton School.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • She attended Putney School, a private school in Putney, Vermont.
  • Graduated from Andrewbrook, an all-girls French convent school in Tarrytown, New York, in 1940.

Barbara Bel Geddes's career

Her main focus is to be television actor. You could see her also in Dallas.

How did Barbara Bel Geddes die

She died on on Monday 8th of August 2005 when he was 83 years old at Northeast Harbor. Barbara Bel Geddess death was caused by lung cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Barbara Bel Geddes's Awards

  • Was twice nominated for Broadway's best dramatic actress Tony Award, in 1956 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and in 1961 for Mary, Mary.
  • Received the Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award in 1946 for her first mature performance in Deep Are the Roots, directed by Elia Kazan.
  • Was the only cast member of the original Dallas (1978) series to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as a Golden Globe Award.
  • In 1945, Geddes made a splash on Broadway at 22 with her first important role, in "Deep Are the Roots," winning the New York Drama Critics Award as Best Actress.
  • Received the prestigious Woman of the Year Award from Hasty Pudding Theatricals USA, America's oldest theater company, in 1952.

Barbara Bel Geddes's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for work I Remember Mama in 1948

What Barbara Bel Geddes has done for a first time

  • Appeared in her first movie at age 24.
  • Received the Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award in 1946 for her first mature performance in Deep Are the Roots, directed by Elia Kazan.
  • In 1945, Geddes made a splash on Broadway at 22 with her first important role, in "Deep Are the Roots," winning the New York Drama Critics Award as Best Actress.
  • Gave birth to her first child at age 26, a daughter Susan Frances Schreuer on April 3, 1949. Child's father was her first husband, Carl Shreuer.

Barbara Bel Geddes's quotes

  • I'm not very well-bred and I'm not much of a lady.
  • I'm a dull girl, I guess, because I like to do mundane things. I like to putter things around the house, draw, raise geraniums and I can't let an avocado pit go into the garbage. I have to try to make it grow into a tree.
  • [on the Mastectomy storyline]: When the producer asked me if I would mind having Ellie discover a malignant lump on her breast, I thought, 'No, this time, I won't mind.'
  • [In 1979]: You learn to live with it. That's how I like to help, if I can, by talking about it - to say there's hope and not to give up. You do get well. You are able to laugh about it and make jokes about it.
  • [In 1986]: That quote got under my skin. If you fret about tomorrow so much that you dare not live today, then, how wise are you?
  • [Who was aware of her deceased TV star (Jim Davis), who encouraged her to stay on Dallas (1978) for the entire run]: I miss Jim terribly. When I became ill, I started to consider whether I would ever return to the show.
  • Mother Teresa is one of my heroines.
  • [In 1951]: I think that was cute of R.K.O.
  • [In 1966]: I was never the Jane Russell type, although no one claimed my Maggie the Cat in 'Cat on a Hat Tin Roof,' lacked sex appeal.
  • [Who shuddered after hearing about one of the Dallas (1978) reunion movies]: They'll make it without me, I'm not going through that again!
  • I sometimes wonder if whoever invented the boomerang also invented the credit card.
  • [With the encouragement of her doctors, she stopped smoking]: I have to do something with my hands.
  • [Who talked about training]: You have to treat yourself like an athlete. You're always in training. You have to save yourself for those hours on the stage or before the cameras, when you'll need every bit of energy you possess.
  • [In 1959]: When I first started, I thought it would be all fun - like appearing in a high school play. I didn't realize the discipline involved.
  • [In 1980]: Self-examination was a term I never even heard of, even after I realized I had the lump. I ignored it until it just became too painful.
  • [In 1982]: We must not ignore the wild animals. I'll do anything I can to help.
  • [on her popularity while playing the sixty-something Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow on Dallas]: It's absolutely ridiculous. Ellie is no lush and the viewers would never believe that she could become one.
  • [In doing a scene with Jim Davis sitting down]: I'm so sorry, I thought I had that line off pat.
  • [In 1998]: I know all about the human soul, and this is what good for mine. That's why I'm here.
  • [Who said in 1996 when she had no choice other than to sell her 200-year-old farmhouse near New York City, where he deceased husband lived]: I'll be happy to live here until I die.
  • I plan to go back to my farm in upstate New York where I've lived for 35 years. It's a typical 'Back East' country house and I have some farm animals like ducks and geese.
  • [Where the ghost came to her dressing room about Jim Davis]: I told him, 'Jim, rest easy - our kids are doing just fine and I am, too.' Then, he faded away.
  • I'll be harrowing, but it's worth it. I'll have to commute - I hate to be away from here.
  • I'm ready to leave and just play for a while.
  • [Who said in 1983 prior to recovering from her major heart operation]: There was a time when I didn't think I would be back on the show.
  • I loved the entertainment industry, but that's in the past and I don't miss it at all.
  • [Who said in 1987, in one of her movies, she remembered the late Howard Hughes sacked her, who also told her she wasn't sexy enough]: It was a crushing blow. Who wants to be told that?
  • [on the death of Jim Davis]: One evening I was alone in my dressing room when I felt a draft and turned to see Jim's ghostly figure passing through the closed door. He smiled reassuringly and then disappeared.
  • I want to quit and just play, which I have never been able to do my whole life. I've just worked. Now I want to read and bird-watch and do my drawing.
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Barbara Bel Geddes's body shape

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