Barbara Baxley

Biography: After briefly attending the College of the Pacific, Barbara Baxley headed to New York to pursue an acting career. Barbara studied at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse, then went on to become a charter member of the Actor's Studio. After making her New York stage bow in the 1948 revival of Private Lives, she spent the next several years taking over for a number of "big-name" actresses in long-running Broadway plays. She also starred in the original productions of Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Period of Adjustment, and worked extensively off-Broadway in projects like Brecht on Brecht. In the company of several of her Actor's Studios colleagues, Barbara made her film debut in East of Eden (1955), playing the nurse in the closing scenes. Other roles in her feature-film manifest included country-western matriarch Lady Pearl in Nashville (1975) and Leona in Norma Rae (1979). On television, Barbara was one of the stars of Norman Lear's satirical gender-switch soap opera AllAfter briefly attending the College of the Pacific, Barbara Baxley headed to New York to pursue an acting career. Barbara studied at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse, then went on to become a charter member of the Actor's Studio. After making her New York stage bow in the 1948 revival of Private Lives, she spent the next several years taking over for a number of "big-name" actresses in long-running Broadway plays. She also starred in the original productions of Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Period of Adjustment, and worked extensively off-Broadway in projects like Brecht on Brecht. In the company of several of her Actor's Studios colleagues, Barbara made her film debut in East of Eden (1955), playing the nurse in the closing scenes. Other roles in her feature-film manifest included country-western matriarch Lady Pearl in Nashville (1975) and Leona in Norma Rae (1979). On television, Barbara was one of the stars of Norman Lear's satirical gender-switch soap opera All That Glitters (1977). In June of 1990, 62-year-old Barbara Baxley was found dead in her New York apartment, apparently the victim of heart failure. Expand

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tbd Another World: Season 36 May 4, 1999 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 35 May 4, 1998 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 34 Jul 10, 1997 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 27 Oct 29, 1990 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 24 Jun 30, 1987 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 2 Sep 29, 1985 Amanda Debs tbd
tbd Another World: Season 6 Jun 30, 1969 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 5 Jan 2, 1968 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 4 Jun 21, 1967 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 3 May 9, 1966 Patricia Wylie (1982) tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 4 Jan 3, 1963 Cora Wheeler 9.4
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 7 Oct 10, 1961 Maude Sheridan tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 5 Sep 27, 1959 Irma Coulette tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4 Oct 5, 1958 Anne tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 1 Sep 21, 1957 Enid tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2 Sep 30, 1956 Lalage tbd