Joanna Barnes

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Joanna Barnes
Joanna Barnes 1959
Barnes in 1959
Born(1934-11-15) November 15, 1934 (age 80)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationActress, writer
Years active1956–2002
Spouse(s)Richard Edward Herndon
(m. 1955–?; divorced)
Lawrence Dobkin
(m. 1961–1967; divorced)
Jack Lionel Warner
(married 1980–2012, his death)
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Joanna Barnes
Joanna Barnes 1959
Barnes in 1959
Born(1934-11-15) November 15, 1934 (age 80)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationActress, writer
Years active1956–2002
Spouse(s)Richard Edward Herndon
(m. 1955–?; divorced)
Lawrence Dobkin
(m. 1961–1967; divorced)
Jack Lionel Warner
(married 1980–2012, his death)

Joanna Barnes (born November 15, 1934) is an American actress and writer.

Early years[edit]

Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Milton Academy and then Smith College, from which she graduated in 1956 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.[1] She moved to Los Angeles, California soon after finishing her education, and took up a contract with Columbia Pictures. She has since had roles in more than twenty films and made guest appearances on many television shows, including the ABC/Warner Brothers programs, 77 Sunset Strip and Maverick, CBS's Have Gun - Will Travel, and the David Janssen crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

Barnes appeared as Kate Henniger, with Bing Russell and Arthur Space in the 1958 episode "Ghost Town" of the ABC/WB western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston.[2]


With Roger Moore in The Trials of O'Brien

Barnes's performance in the film Auntie Mame (1958) as the snooty 'Gloria Upson' earned her a Golden Globe nomination for "New Star of the Year." In 1959, she portrayed Lola in the NBC detective series, 21 Beacon Street.

Barnes became the 13th actress to play Jane when she appeared in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), opposite Denny Miller as Tarzan.

In Disney's original 1961 version of The Parent Trap starring Hayley Mills, Barnes played gold-digger Vicky Robinson, who temporarily comes between Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith. In the 1998 remake starring Lindsey Lohan, she played Vicki Blake, the mother of the gold-digging girlfriend character.

In the 1960s, Barnes worked for producer Martin Ransohoff and appeared in episodes of his The Beverly Hillbillies (Elly Goes to School and The Clampett Look) and was billed as special guest-star. Barnes played Peter Falk's former wife on the 1965–1966 CBS series The Trials of O'Brien and was host of the ABC daytime talk show Dateline: Hollywood in 1967. During this period she appeared in The War Wagon, a lavish western movie starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, which she touted tirelessly on her show. She was also a frequent panelist in the early years of the syndicated version of What's My Line?

On December 19, 1972, Barnes appeared on The Merv Griffin Show with Joan Fontaine, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dan Martino (founder of the Dan Martino School for Men).

She is also a distinguished writer and columnist. Her column, Touching Home, was carried by The Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate. She has also published several novels, including The Deceivers (1970), Pastora (1980), and Silverwood (1985).

Personal life[edit]

On April 30, 1955, Barnes married Richard Edward Herndon; they later divorced. On June 24, 1962, she married actor Lawrence Dobkin; they divorced on January 16, 1967. On October 1, 1980, she married Jack Lionel Warner. She has no children, but during her marriage to Lawrence Dobkin, she was the stepmother of his daughter Deborah from his first wife, Frances Walker.


1956Tales of the 77th Bengal LancersEpisode: "The Regiment"
1957Ford TheatreIleanaEpisode: "The Man Who Beat Lupo"
1957Playhouse 90Ellen BlackwellEpisode: "The Blackwell Story"
1957Garment Jungle, TheThe Garment JungleBit Model (uncredited)
1957ConflictBetty Callister
Laura Ferris
Episode: "Anything for Money"
Episode: "The Velvet Cage"
1957–1960MaverickVarious5 episodes
1957CheyenneAlice ChaneyEpisode: "Devil's Canyon"
1958CheyenneAdelaide MarshallEpisode "Dead to Rights"
1958Cold .45Kate HennigerEpisode: "Ghost Town"
1958Too Much, Too SoonParty Girl (uncredited)
1958Violent RoadPeg Lawrence
1958OnionheadSnobbish Girl at Party (uncredited)
1958Home Before DarkCathy Bergner
1958Steve CanyonJoan RichardsEpisode: "Operation Diplomat"
1958Auntie MameGloria Upson
1959Beach PatrolEdie WestTV movie
195921 Beacon StreetLola / Joana11 episodes
1959Tarzan, the Ape ManJane Parker
1959Hawaiian EyeRikki WhitmanEpisode: "A Dime a Dozen"
1960M SquadTammy WorthEpisode: "The Twisted Way"
1960Philip MarloweLois ConwayEpisode: "Death Takes a Lover"
1960Millionaire, TheThe MillionaireKaren SummersEpisode: "Millionaire Karen Summers"
1960The Man from BlackhawkColetteEpisode: "Remember Me Not"
1960Mr. LuckyLaura LawrenceEpisode: "Taking a Chance"
1960General Electric TheaterPrincess CamillaEpisode: "The Ugly Duckling"
1960Alcoa TheatreEve FremontEpisode: "333 Montgomery Street"
1960Richard Diamond, Private DetectiveJoyce LongEpisode: "The Lovely Fraud"
1960DanteEpisode: "One for the Birds"
1960SpartacusClaudia Marius
1960Adventures in ParadiseDiane WinthropeEpisode: "Incident in Suva"
1960Tab Hunter Show, TheThe Tab Hunter ShowEpisode: "Portia Go Home"
1961Tab Hunter Show, TheThe Tab Hunter ShowIsabelleEpisode: "Dream Boy"
1961Bringing Up BuddyMarcia SutterEpisode: "Buddy's Transfer"
1961Michael ShayneNoraEpisode: "Final Settlement"
1961Stagecoach WestRuby SandersEpisode: "The Outcasts"
1961Untouchables, TheThe UntouchablesMarquise de Bouverais / Marcie McKuenEpisode: "90-Proof Dame"
1961Parent Trap, TheThe Parent TrapVicky Robinson
1961Bob Cummings Show, TheThe Bob Cummings ShowAmanda CaulfieldEpisode: "Executive Sweet"
1961Investigators, TheThe InvestigatorsGeorgetteEpisode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
1961Target: The Corruptors!Ann FieldingEpisode: "The Golden Carpet"
1961Purple Hills, TheThe Purple HillsAmy Carter
1961Follow the SunDoris #1Episode: "The Primitive Clay"
1961Cain's HundredCarol ChestonEpisode: "Five for One"
Lucy Barton
Episode: "This Barefoot Kid"
Episode: "War Hero"
1962Sam BenedictCordelia MontagneEpisode: "Tears for a Nobody Doll"
1962Have Gun-Will TravelPenelope LaceyEpisode: "Penelope"
1962Alcoa PremiereSylvia DornEpisode: "Mr. Easy"
1963Alcoa PremiereAggie McCraeEpisode: "The Glass Palace"
1963Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourDr. Sarah CrowleyEpisode: "My Name Is Judith, I'm Lost, You See"
1963EmpireNeva BradfordEpisode: "Down There, the World"
1963Philbert (Three's a Crowd)AngelaShort film
1963Beverly Hillbillies, TheThe Beverly HillbilliesCynthia FenwickEpisode: "Elly Starts to School"
Episode: "The Clampett Look"
196377 Sunset StripLisa CabotEpisode: "88 Bars"
1964Arrest and TrialMelinda ParsonsEpisode: "A Circle of Strangers"
1964Farmer's Daughter, TheThe Farmer's DaughterMonicaEpisode: "The Next Mrs. Morley"
1964Goodbye CharlieJanie Highland
1965Dr. KildareDr. Suzanne SharyEpisode: "Make Way for Tomorrow"
1965Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreConnieEpisode: "Simon Says Get Married"
1965–1966Trials of O'Brien, TheThe Trials of O'BrienKatie O'Brien5 episodes
1967War Wagon, TheThe War WagonLola
1967Don't Make WavesDiane Prescott
1967Too Many ThievesKatie
1968Off to See the WizardJane ParkerEpisode: "Tarzan the Ape Man"
1968MannixPhyllis RichardsEpisode: "Fear I to Fall"
1969Name of the Game, TheThe Name of the GameArdithEpisode: "The Perfect Image"
1969F.B.I., TheThe F.B.I.Episode: "The Prey"
1970Nanny and the ProfessorLynn CarlisleEpisode: "The Scientific Approach"
1971B.S. I Love YouJane Ink
1971EddieSylviaTV movie
1971O'Hara, U.S. TreasuryHannahEpisode: "Operation: Payoff"
1971Alias Smith and JonesJanet Judson
Mrs. Hanley
Episode: "How to Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson"
Episode: "Miracle at Santa Marta"
1972Hawaii Five-OBonnieEpisode: "Didn't We Meet at a Murder?"
1972Cool MillionEpisode: "Assault on Gavaloni"
1973Love, American StyleEpisode: "Love and Legend"
1973New Perry Mason, TheThe New Perry MasonMrs. BallingerEpisode: "The Case of the Ominous Oath"
1973McCloudKaren ChandlerEpisode: "The Solid Gold Swingers"
1973Marcus Welby, M.D.Laura Daniels
Noreen Saunders
Episode: "The Working Heart"
Episode: "Death Is Only a Side Effect"
1974Planet of the ApesCarsiaEpisode: "Up Above the World So High"
1975S.W.A.T.AndreaEpisode: "Death Carrier"
1975Matt HelmHannah BigelowEpisode: "Think Murder"
1975Ellery QueenCamellia JusticeEpisode: "The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument"
1975I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?Clarice Oliver
1976Quincy M.E.Margo Bentley / Barbara MillerEpisode: "Who's Who in Neverland"
1976Executive SuiteSharon Cody3 episodes
1978Betty White Show, TheThe Betty White ShowEpisode: "Play Misty for John"
1978–1979Fantasy IslandVarious3 episodes
1979Charlie's AngelsJulia LathropEpisode: "Angels on Skates"
1980Last Resort, TheThe Last ResortEpisode: "Gone with a Whim"
1980When the Whistle BlowsMrs. HamiltonEpisode: "Macho Man"
1980Trapper John, M.D.Roz TremorEpisode: "Girl Under Glass: Part 2"
1982Barney MillerMrs. FitzjamesEpisode: "Chinatown: Part 1"
Episode: "Chinatown: Part 2"
1982Hart to HartRosemary WentworthEpisode: "Hart's Desire"
1983Remington SteeleClaudette CrockettEpisode: "My Fair Steele"
1985Trapper John, M.D.Teresa HillyerEpisode: "In the Eyes of the Beholder"
1986BensonReba SennettEpisode: "Real Murder: Part 1"
Episode: "Real Murder: Part 2"
1987Murder, She WroteLydia BarnettEpisode: "The Way to Dusty Death"
1989CheersValerie CrandellEpisode: "The Visiting Lecher"
1998Parent Trap, TheThe Parent TrapVicki BlakeShe played Vicki in the Original "Parent Trap" movie in 1961
2000Then Came YouLilianEpisode: "Then Came the Monthiversary"


  1. ^ "Ask the Globe", Boston Globe, September 19, 1997  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ "Colt .45". Retrieved December 22, 2012. 

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