Binnie Barnes

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Binnie Barnes
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Born
Gertrude Maud Barnes

(1903-03-25)25 March 1903
Died27 July 1998(1998-07-27) (aged 95)
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
OccupationActress
Years active1923–73
Spouse(s)
  • Samuel Joseph
    (
    m. 19311936)
  • (
    m. 1940;died 1992)
Children3 [1]

Gertrude Maud Barnes (25 March 1903 – 27 July 1998 [2] ), known professionally as Binnie Barnes, was an English actress whose career in films spanned 50 years, from 1923 to 1973.

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Life and career

Barnes was born in Islington, London, the daughter of Rosa Enoyce and George Barnes, a policeman. [3] There were 16 children in her family. Before moving to Hollywood to become an actress, Barnes worked a series of jobs, such as chorus girl, nurse, and dance hostess.

She began her acting career in films in 1923, appearing in a short film made by Lee De Forest in his Phonofilm sound-on-film process. Her film career continued in Great Britain, most notably in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) as Katherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife. Barnes' main qualm in accepting roles as an actress was that she not play submissive roles. Barnes once remarked "One picture is just like another to me, as long as I don't have to be a sweet woman". [4] Later, her career continued in Hollywood, until 1973, when she appeared in the comedy 40 Carats , her last acting role.

Marriage

She was married, secondly, to film producer Mike Frankovich, and later a naturalized United States citizen. The couple adopted three children. [5]

Death

Binnie Barnes died in 1998 of natural causes, aged 95, in Beverly Hills, California. She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. [6]

Hollywood Walk of Fame

For her contributions to the film industry, Barnes received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Her star is located at 1501 Vine Street. [7]

Complete filmography

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References

  1. "Binnie Barnes; Film Actress of '30s and '40s - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. 10 February 1994. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. Donnelly, Paul (2003). Fade to black : a book of movie obituaries (Rev. and updat. ed.). London [u.a.]: Omnibus. p. 64. ISBN   978-0711995123.
  3. American Jews: Their Lives and Achievements ; a Contemporary Biographical Record. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  4. Shattuck, Kathren (30 July 1998). "Binnie Barnes, 95, Actress Known for Her Feisty Roles". The New York Times . The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. Personal life, nytimes.com; accessed 1 December 2015.
  6. The Archaeology of Hollywood
  7. "Hollywood Walk of Fame - Binnie Barnes". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 13 November 2017.