Barbara Rhoades

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Barbara Rhoades
Born(1947-03-23) March 23, 1947 (age 65)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Other namesBarbara Rhodes
OccupationActress
Years active1968-present
Spouse(s)Bernie Orenstein (1979-present)
 
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Barbara Rhoades
Born(1947-03-23) March 23, 1947 (age 65)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Other namesBarbara Rhodes
OccupationActress
Years active1968-present
Spouse(s)Bernie Orenstein (1979-present)

Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1947) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968). She had a memorable role as Jodie Dallas's future wife, Maggie Chandler, in the TV series Soap.

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Biography

Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, Rhoades began acting in the late 1960s.

She has had guest roles on various television series including It Takes a Thief, Ironside (3 episodes, including "Dora", as actress who is paid to fake an attempted rape), Mannix, Columbo, Kojak, Alias Smith and Jones, Love, American Style, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man, Maude, Trapper John, M.D., and Murder, She Wrote. In 1989, she was cast as Jessica Gardner on the NBC soap opera Generations. On television into the 2000s, she appeared on a 2003 episode of Law & Order.[1] She also had a recurring role as the private detective Maggie Chandler on Soap.

A tall (5-foot-10), voluptuous redhead, Rhoades appeared in a number of 1970s films. They include There Was a Crooked Man... (1970), opposite Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda, and Up the Sandbox (1972) starring Barbra Streisand. She played a police officer, "No Balls" Hadley, in 1977's The Choirboys and a Vegas hooker who picks up Art Carney along the road during his Oscar-winning performance in Harry and Tonto (1974). She also had a role in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (1977) and 1973's "Scream Blacula,Scream". In 2007, she appeared in the movie First Born with Elisabeth Shue.[1]

Rhoades joined the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2011, playing the recurring role of Irene Manning, childhood best friend of Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak).

Selected filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1968The Shakiest Gun in the WestPenelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
1973Scream Blacula ScreamElaine
Little CigarsHelenCredited as Barbara Rhodes
Alternative title: The Little Cigars Mob
1974Harry and TontoStephanie
1976The Great HoudiniMargery Crandon
1977The ChoirboysNo Balls Hadley
1980SerialVivian
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1968The VirginianJosie1 episode
1970The Partridge FamilyLa Von1 episode
1971BewitchedAretha1 episode
1972McCloudSusan1 episode
1972Mission: ImpossibleVicki Wells1 episode
1973Night GalleryJulie1 episode
1974Happy DaysBubbles McCall1 episode
1975PetrocelliVirginia Halima1 episode
1976The Blue KnightCarrie4 episodes
1976Sanford and SonGladys3 episodes
1978The Love BoatDi Di Donnelly1 episode
1979Hanging InMaggie Gallagher6 episodes
1980–1981SoapMaggie Chandler10 episodes
1982Magnum, P.I.Marcella Ziller1 episode
1985Cagney & LaceyCece Wentworth1 episode
1986You Again?Maggie Davis4 episodes
1988Charles in ChargePat Walker1 episode
1990Father Dowling MysteriesDaphne Dumont1 episode
1991Over My Dead BodyDet. Loraine McBride1 episode
1993Diagnosis MurderMarcy Blake1 episode
1995MarkerWoman1 episode
2003Law & OrderKathy McGarity1 episode
2011One Life To LiveIrene Manning

References

  1. ^ a b "Barbara Rhoades Biography (1947-)". filmreference.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2009. http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Barbara-Rhoades.html. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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