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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck's biography

Ruby Catherine Stevens is 83 years old television actor born at Brooklyn. Barbara was born on Tuesday 16th of July 1907. Barbara is often nicknamed as Missy, The Queen, Babs, Ruby Catherine Stevens, Barbara Stanwyck. According to year of birth 1907 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 16th of July means Barbara is Cancer. Cancer is a watery sign. They are very friendly and show motherly love to everyone. According to ascendant calculator, an important trait of these natives is their sensitive nature.Barbara was married 2 times.

She is white american. She is citizen of United States of America. She is roman catholic. Barbara´s primary profession is to be television actor. You can know Barbara also as film actor, model, screenwriter. Barbara is recently known as stage actor.

Barbara Stanwyck's family

Barbara Stanwyck's ex husbands

Frank Fay

Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Fay have been together since 1928 for 7 years. He is known as actor. Her ex husband was born on Tuesday 17th of November 1891 in San Francisco. Her ex husband died on Monday 25th of September 1961 in Santa Monica. Frank Fay was 54 years old, when this happened.

Robert Taylor

Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor have been together since 1939 for 12 years. He is known as actor. Barbara´s ex husband was born on Saturday 5th of August 1911 in Filley. Her ex husband died on Sunday 8th of June 1969. Robert Taylor was 62 years old, when this happened.

Barbara Stanwyck's schools

We found 1 school She attended. Name of the school: Erasmus Hall High School.

Detailed informations about her schools

Barbara studied high school - Erasmus Hall High School.

Barbara Stanwyck's career

Barbara´s main focus is to be television actor. Barbara is famous thanks to The Big Valley. You could see her also in The Thorn Birds.

Is Barbara Stanwyck gay ?

Barbara is known to be straight.

How did Barbara Stanwyck die

Barbara died on on Saturday 20th of January 1990 when he was 83 years old. Barbara Stanwycks death was caused by heart attack.

Awards and competitions

Barbara Stanwyck's Awards

  • American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. [1987]
  • When she was awarded an Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement, the statuette was presented to her by John Travolta who later confessed that the experience was his supreme Oscar moment. Stanwyck had been a Travolta family favorite for years. [1982]
  • Starred in only one film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Double Indemnity (1944). She also starred in Union Pacific (1939), which won the Cannes Film Festival's first Palme d'Or Award.
  • Three comedies that she starred in during 1941 (Meet John Doe (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), and The Lady Eve (1941)) were Oscar-nominated for Best Story, but none of them won the award.
  • At the 1953 Laurel Awards, Stanwyck and ex-husband Robert Taylor won the 5th Top Dramatic Actress and 5th Top Dramatic Actor awards for their performances in Clash by Night (1952) and Ivanhoe (1952), respectively.

Barbara Stanwyck's Nominations

  • Barbara was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Stella Dallas in 1937
  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress
  • Barbara was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress
  • Barbara was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress

What else you don't know about Barbara Stanwyck ?

Her middle name is Catherine.

What Barbara Stanwyck has done for a first time

  • Was best friends for many years with Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy.
  • A Star Is Born (1937) starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March is said to be modeled after Stanwyck's rise to stardom and first husband Frank Fay's descent into obscurity.
  • A massive, 1000-page biography of Stanwyck, published in 2013 by Victoria Wilson, is merely the first volume of an ongoing narrative of the star, one that covers only the first 33 years of Stanwyck's life.
  • Starred in only one film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Double Indemnity (1944). She also starred in Union Pacific (1939), which won the Cannes Film Festival's first Palme d'Or Award.
  • In his autobiography, Cecil B. DeMille wrote that, among the actresses he directed, Barbara Stanwyck was his favorite. He said, "Barbara's name is the first that comes to mind, as one on whom a director can always count to do her work with all her heart".

Barbara Stanwyck's quotes

  • I'm a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I'm ninety and they won't need to paste my face with make-up.
  • [referring to director Frank Capra] Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, it's nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes!
  • Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don't care what happened before. I don't even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing - I'll take it in those fifteen minutes.
  • My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.
  • [in 1939 on the fact that her fiancé, Robert Taylor, was four years younger than she] The boy's got a lot to learn and I've got a lot to teach.
  • It's perhaps not the future I would choose. I still think it's possible to make a success of both marriage and career, even though I didn't. But it's not a bad future. And I'm not afraid of it.
  • I couldn't remember my name for weeks. I'd be at the theater and hear them calling, "Miss Stanwyck, Miss Stanwyck", and I'd think, "Where is that dame? Why doesn't she answer? By crickie, it's me!"
  • Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
  • Attention embarrasses me. I don't like to be on display.
  • I want to go on until they have to shoot me.
  • [in the 1960s, explaining her four-year absence from films after Forty Guns (1957)] Nobody asked me. They don't normally write parts for women my age because America is now a country of youth. We've matured and moved on. The past belongs to the past.
  • Some kids are born with bad blood just like horses. When a parent has done everything possible, the only solution is to save yourself.
  • [on performing her favorite title role in Stella Dallas (1937)] The task was to convince audiences that Stella's instincts were fine and noble even though, on the surface she was loud, flamboyant, and a bit vulgar.
  • [on her character in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)] Almost from the word go, she is way up there emotionally, and stays there day after day... I decided I'd prefer to jump in, bam, go, stay there, up, try to sustain it all the way and shoot the works.
  • [Cecil B. DeMille had] a style of his own. Something you don't see too much of.
  • [on Cecil B. DeMille] You certainly knew where his pictures were going [and] why they were made. I loved DeMille and he loved me. We only made Union Pacific (1939) together, but we did lots of radio. We got along great.
  • I'm not a yesterday's woman. I'm a tomorrow's woman. If I don't have a job, what am I going to give interviews about?
  • [explaining why she is 10 minutes early to any appointment] I'd rather wait for people than have them wait for me.
  • [1982] You have to know when you've had your hour. I pity an actor who doesn't understand that.
  • [on Robert Taylor] Losing somebody you love by death or divorce is hard. But if they decide they want to be free, there's nothing to battle for. You have to let go. Bob and I didn't stay friends. We became friends again. Time does take care of things.
  • I couldn't stand being passive. I couldn't play the placid girl.
  • [I was] an interloper, a usurper from the theater in 1932, and Ronald Colman, walking toward me, was the most beautiful man I had ever seen.
  • [on Samuel Goldwyn] Make all the jokes you want of the way Sam talked, but he instinctively knew what was right. He wanted real flowers on his sets because he didn't want an actress to have to put her face in a piece of wax.

Barbara Stanwyck's height, weight, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Barbara Stanwyck looks. We will focus on Barbara´s height, weight, body shape, eye color and hair color. Barbara is tall as 5' 5" (165 cm). She weights 127lbs (58 kg). Body build is average. Her eyes are tinted blue. Barbara´s hair is shade of dyed red.