Barbara Ann McNeese
January 3, 1930
Paris, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 15, 2011 81) (aged|
St. George, Utah, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Dick Gautier (m. 1967; div. 1979)|
Barbara Stuart (born Barbara Ann McNeese; January 3, 1930 – May 15, 2011) was an American actress.
Barbara Stuart starred as Violet Ryder in the Perry Mason episode “The Guilty Clients” in 1961.
Born in Paris, Illinois, Stuart was raised in Hume, Illinois. Following her high school graduation, she studied acting at the Schuster-Martin School of Drama in Cincinnati before moving to New York City, where she studied under Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.
On stage, Stuart performed in the national touring company of Lunatics and Lovers .In the early 1960s, she was a showgirl in Las Vegas. She also appeared in the films Marines, Let's Go (1961), Hellfighters (1968), Bachelor Party (1984), and Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (1997).
Stuart's roles in TV programs include those shown in the table below:
|The Texan||Poker Alice, episode "The Taming of Rio Nada," 1957||The George Burns Show||Lily|
|Peter Gunn||as Candy Lane, S3, E24, "Come Dance with Me and Die." (1961)|
|Perry Mason||as Maizie Freitag, in "The Case of the Brazen Bequest" (S5E12-1961)|
|The Cara Williams Show||Miss Hartley, episode "Get the Lead Out," 1964|
|The Andy Griffith Show||Pat Blake, episode "TV or Not TV," 1965|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Maureen Core AKA 'Marine Corps'|
|Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||Bunny|
|The Great Gildersleeve||Bessie :414|
|The McLean Stevenson Show||Peggy Ferguson :673|
|The Twilight Zone||Edith Rogers, "The Thing About Machines" (S2E4-1960) :673|
|Pete and Gladys||Alice :826|
|The Queen & I||Wilma Winslow :868|
|Batman (TV show)||Rocket (year two, episodes 31 and 32)|
|Three's Company||Martha (one episode)|
|The Untouchables||Thelma Devores (The George 'Bugs' Moran Story) 1959|
In the early 1990s, Stuart performed in dinner theaters.
Stuart married actor Dick Gautierin 1967. Their honeymoon was canceled by her hospitalization for a blood clot in her leg. She was in the hospital for eight months as the clot moved to her lung and she developed pneumonia.
On May 15, 2011, she died at a nursing home in St. George, Utah, aged 81.
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