Joanna Barnes, ‘The Mother or father Entice’ and ‘Spartacus’ actress, useless at 89

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Joanna Barnes, a longtime movie and tv actress who appeared in each variations of the traditional comedy “The Parent Trap,” died Friday at her dwelling in The Sea Ranch, California. She was 89 and succumbed to what was described as a prolonged sickness by pal Sally Jackson.

In 1961, she performed the position of gold digger Vicky Robinson within the authentic film “The Parent Trap.” Within the 1998 remake, she had the position of Vicki Blake, the gold digger’s mom. Her many movie credit embody “Home Before Dark,” “Spartacus” and “The War Wagon.”

Her in depth tv credit embody starring in three sequence — “21 Beacon Street,” “The Trials of O’Brien” and “Dateline Hollywood.” She was a frequent visitor on dozens of TV sequence, together with “The Millionaire,” “Mannix,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Cheers.” Joanna was a visitor on lots of TV’s early quiz packages and chat reveals, together with “What’s My Line,” “To Tell the Truth” and “The Johnny Carson Show.”

Joanna Barnes, seen here in 1957, appeared in both versions of

Joanna Barnes, seen right here in 1957, appeared in each variations of “The Parent Trap.”
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Born in 1934 in Boston, she grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Milton Academy and Smith School, the place she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She moved to California and shortly drew the eye of audiences enjoying the ditsy debutante, Gloria Upson, within the 1958 movie, “Auntie Mame.” She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for that efficiency.

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Whereas pursuing her appearing profession, Barnes was additionally an writer. Her 4 revealed novels embody “The Deceivers,” “Who is Carla Hart,” “Pastora” and “Silverwood.” In nonfiction, she wrote “Starting from Scratch,” a ebook that grew out of her syndicated newspaper column, “Touching Home.”

Joanna Barnes appeared in 1966's

Joanna Barnes appeared in 1966’s “The War Wagon” alongside John Wayne (left) and Kirk Douglas.
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Barnes married architect Jack Lionel Warner in 1980. They lived in Montecito, California, in a home he designed. In 2005, they left Santa Barbara County for The Sea Ranch, the place Warner designed and constructed a home for them overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He died in 2012.

Joanna Barnes led a decades-long career in both film and television.

Joanna Barnes led a decades-long profession in each movie and tv.
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Joanna’s two earlier marriages led to divorce. Her dad and mom John Pindar Barnes and Alice Weston (Mutch) preceded her in dying. She is survived by her two sisters, Lally Barnes Freeman of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Judith Barnes Wooden of Snellville, Georgia, and Jack’s three kids: John Barnes of Goleta, California; Laura Warner of Santa Barbara; and Louise Warner of Whidby Island, Washington. A lifelong animal lover, she can also be survived by her canine Gracie Warner.

No memorial plans have been introduced.

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