Barbara Britton (September 26, 1919 - January 17, 1980) was a film and television actress.
She was the first actress to play Laura Petrie on television on the pilot program, "Head of the Family" which was retooled and became The Dick Van Dyke Show with the role taken over by Mary Tyler Moore. The California native signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures in 1941. Most of her film roles from that point on were small and forgettable.
Britton starred in the 1950s television show Mr. and Mrs. North, a Thin Man-like mystery show. She was probably best known for being the spokesperson for Revlon products in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing in ads and commercials including live spots on The $64,000 Question.
One of Barbara's last roles was on the daytime soap One Life to Live in 1979, a year before she died of cancer. For many years Barbara and her husband lived in a rambling red shingled house in the Fairfield County town of Bethel, Connecticut before moving to the now antique-gallery...
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Bwana Devil is a 1952 drama written, directed, and produced by Arch Oboler. It is considered the first color, American 3-D feature. It started the 3-D boom in the US film making industry from 1952 to 1954. It stars Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, and Nigel Bruce.
The film's tagline was: The Miracle of the Age!!! A LION in your lap! A LOVER in your arms!The film depicts the attacks by man-eating lions faced by the builders of the Uganda Railway.
The time: the turn of the century. The place: British East Africa. Thousands of workers are building Africa's first railroad. Intense heat and sickness make it a formidable task. Two men in charge of the mission are Jack Hayward and Dr. Angus Ross. A pair of man-eating lions on the loose completely disrupt the undertaking. Hayward desperately attempts to overcome the situation but the slaughter continues.
Britain sends three big-game hunters to kill the lions. With them comes Jack's wife. After the game hunters are killed by the lions, Jack...
Cover Up is a 1949 black-and-white mystery film written by and starring Dennis O'Keefe. O'Keefe is credited as screenwriter Jonathan Rix. The murder mystery takes place during the Christmas season.In a small Midwestern town a man is found dead. Dennis O'Keefe plays an insurance investigator looking into the apparent suicide. All clues leads him into suspecting murder. Unfortunately, no one wants to assist him with the case, including Sheriff Larry Best (Bendix). Finally, attractive local girl Anita (Britton) breaks the silence and helps investigator Donovan solve the case....,
They Made Me a Killer is a 1946 B-movie. The film was made by Pine-Thomas, the B-movie unit of Paramount Pictures.
Tom Durling quits his job and drives across country after his brother is killed in an accident. He gives an attractive girl a ride and he's forced at gun point to be the driver in a bank robbery. During the crime, Steve Reynolds, another innocent man is involved and killed in the escape. After a high-speed chase, the car crashes and Durling is knocked unconscious while the bandits get away. The police arrest Durling but refuse to believe that he wasn't one of the robbers. Durling escapes police then later teams with Reynolds' sister in an attempt to prove his innocence. The trail leads to a small roadside diner where the two end up finding the gang hiding out in the building's basement. They go undercover, her as a waitress and Durling joins the gang. In the end, they trick the criminals into confessing their crimes. Durling's reputation is saved and the...,
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