Actress Joanna Barnes dies
Joanna Barnes, the newspaper actress, author, and columnist who portrayed less-than-loveable young women in The Parent Trap and Auntie Mame has passed away. She was 87 years old.
Joanna Barnes, Actress in ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘Auntie Mame,’ Dies at 87
Barnes died Friday at her home in Sea Ranch, California, after dealing with “multiple health issues,” her friend Sally Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter.
Her friend Sally Jackson told the Hollywood Reporter that the actress had dealt with “multiple health issues”.
Barnes also starred as Jane opposite Denny Miller in the 1959 “Tarzan, the Ape Man.”
She also appeared alongside Kirk Douglas in both “Spartacus” the following year and “The War Wagon” in 1967, as well as with Tony Curtis in the 1964 film Goodbye Charlie.
And the 1967 movie “Don’t Make Waves” reported the entertainment news outlet.
The Boston native played the ex-wife of attorney Peter Falk on the Shakespeare adaptation of the CBS 1965-66 series The Trials of O’Brien and was a welcome guest on dozens of other shows, from
Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip
The Beverly Hillbillies to Barney Miller,
Fantasy Island, Heart to Heart and Benson.
Barnes was also a prolific author and newspaper columnist, one of his most famous works being “The Pranksters” of the 1970s,
which charted the young actress’s alienation in Hollywood, and “Pastora” in the 1980s, which reviewer Kevin Mims claimed did for California gold.
Hurry up what Margaret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind” did to the Civil War in the American South.
Born in Boston in 1934, Barnes was raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Smith College before breaking out in Hollywood.
She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Upson “Auntie Mame” in 1958, Deadline Reported.
According to THR, Barnes has been married three times: to Richard Herndon, Lawrence Dobkin, and Jack Lionel Warner.
She is survived by two sisters, Lily Barnes Freeman and Judith Barnes Wood.
Three children: John Barnes, Laura Warner, and Louise Warner; And her beloved dog Gracie Warner.