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Ruby Catherine Stevens was born on 16 July 1907, in Brooklyn, New York USA, of Canadian, English and Scottish ancestry. As Barbara Stanwyck, she was an actress, best known for starring in almost 100 films and television shows during a career spanning four decades. She was a favorite of directors including Frank Capra, Fritz Lang, and Cecil B. DeMille. All of her efforts helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing in 1990.

How rich is Barbara Stanwyck? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. During the peak of her career she was the highest-paid woman in the United States and made a total of 85 films. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress four times and all of these ensured the position of her wealth.

Barbara Stanwyck Net Worth $1 million

Ruby was orphaned when she was four years old as her mother died from complications following a miscarriage, and her father disappeared shortly afterwards while working on the Panama Canal. Her eldest sister Mildred raised Ruby and her younger brother, and soon they were moving from various foster homes. In 1916, Ruby toured with her Mildred and practiced routines similar to that of her sister’s job as a showgirl. When she was 14 years old, she dropped out of Erasmus Hall High School to take a job at a local department store before working at a local telephone office. After doing various jobs, she auditioned for a night club called the Strand Roof.

In 1922 she became a dancer and performed at the New Amsterdam Theater. For the next few years, she would work as a chorus girl at night clubs and also as a dance instructor. In 1926, Ruby was introduced to Willard Mack who would cast her for a production entitled “The Noose”, which became one of the most popular productions of the season, and soon Ruby would change her name to Barbara Stanwyck, part role name and the name of another actress.. Her career on Broadway was flourishing, and she then appeared in “Burlesque” which led to her first film appearance in the silent film “Broadway Nights”.

Barbara’s first sound film was “The Locked Door”(1929) and a year later she appeared in “Ladies of Leisure”. She continued in prominent roles in “Night Nurse”, “Shopworn”, and “Stella Dallas”. She impressed in each of her performances and continued to make films in the 1940s with “You Belong to Me”, and “The Other Love” in which she portrayed a concert pianist. She became well known for portraying strong characters and then became a part of various noir films.

Her film career would decline in the late 1950s, and she then moved to television, establishing the Emmy Award winning “The Barbara Stanwyck Show”. She then appeared in the series “The Big Valley” which led to another Emmy. Afterwards, she appeared in the film “Roustabout” alongside Elvis Presley. Later in life, she would go on and do more award winning films, and on TV including “The Thorn Birds”.

For her personal life, it is known that Stanwyck had romantic relations with Rex Cherryman who unfortunately died of septic poisoning while travelling at sea. In 1928, she married Frank Fay and they adopted a son – Barbara was unable to have any more children because of a botched abortion when she was 15 years old. Fay was reportedly abusive and eventually they divorced in 1935. In 1936, she became involved with Robert Taylor and they eventually married in 1939, but it also ended in divorce during 1950. The two were rumoured to have problems and affairs but still acted together in “The Night Walker”. After Taylor’s death in 1969, Stanwyck took a long break from acting. Aside from that, she also had a four year relationship with the much younger Robert Wagner. In 1990, Stanwyck passed away due to congestive heart failure at the age of 82 years old. She declined to have any funeral service.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Colbys1985-1986TV SeriesConstance Colby
Dynasty1985TV SeriesConstance Colby
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesMary Carson
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesToni
The Letters1973TV MovieGeraldine Parkington
A Taste of Evil1971TV MovieMiriam Jennings
The House That Would Not Die1970TV MovieRuth Bennett
The Big Valley1965-1969TV SeriesVictoria Barkley
Calhoun: County Agent1964TV MovieAbby Rayner
The Night Walker1964Irene Trent
Roustabout1964Maggie Morgan
Wagon Train1961-1964TV SeriesKate Crawley / Caroline Casteel / Maud Frazer
The Untouchables1962-1963TV SeriesLt. Agatha Stewart
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesIrene Phillips
Walk on the Wild Side1962Jo Courtney
Rawhide1962TV SeriesNora Holloway
General Electric Theater1961TV SeriesLili Parrish
The Joey Bishop Show1961TV SeriesDora
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960-1961TV SeriesTrixie Callahan / Josephine Little
Zane Grey Theater1958-1959TV SeriesLeona Butler / Regan Moore / Julie Holman / ...
The Real McCoys1959TV SeriesBarbara Stanwyck
Alcoa Theatre1958TV SeriesMidge Varney
Goodyear Theatre1958TV SeriesMidge Varney
Forty Guns1957Jessica Drummond
Trooper Hook1957Cora Sutliff
Crime of Passion1957Kathy Ferguson Doyle
The Ford Television Theatre1956TV SeriesIrene Frazier
These Wilder Years1956Ann Dempster
The Maverick Queen1956Kit Banion
There's Always Tomorrow1955Norma Miller Vale
Escape to Burma1955Gwen Moore
The Violent Men1955Martha Wilkison
Cattle Queen of Montana1954Sierra Nevada Jones
Executive Suite1954Julia O. Tredway
Witness to Murder1954Cheryl Draper
The Moonlighter1953Rela
Blowing Wild1953Marina Conway
All I Desire1953Naomi Murdoch
Titanic1953Julia Sturges
Jeopardy1953Helen Stilwin
Clash by Night1952Mae Doyle D'Amato
The Man with a Cloak1951Lorna Bounty
To Please a Lady1950Regina Forbes
The Furies1950Vance Jeffords
No Man of Her Own1950Helen Ferguson Patrice Harkness
The File on Thelma Jordon1950Thelma Jordon
East Side, West Side1949Jessie Bourne
The Lady Gambles1949Joan Boothe
Sorry, Wrong Number1948Leona Stevenson
B.F.'s Daughter1948'Polly' Fulton
Variety Girl1947Barbara Stanwyck
Cry Wolf1947Sandra Marshall
The Other Love1947Karen Duncan
The Two Mrs. Carrolls1947Sally Morton Carroll
California1947Lily Bishop
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946Martha Ivers
The Bride Wore Boots1946Sally Warren
My Reputation1946Jessica Drummond
Hollywood Victory Caravan1945ShortBarbara Stanwyck
Christmas in Connecticut1945Elizabeth Lane
Hollywood Canteen1944Barbara Stanwyck
Double Indemnity1944Phyllis Dietrichson
Lady of Burlesque1943Deborah Hoople, aka Dixie Daisy
Flesh and Fantasy1943Joan Stanley (Episode 3)
The Gay Sisters1942Fiona Gaylord
The Great Man's Lady1942Hannah Sempler Hoyt
Ball of Fire1941Sugarpuss O'Shea
You Belong to Me1941Helen Hunt
Meet John Doe1941Ann Mitchell
The Lady Eve1941Jean
Remember the Night1940Lee Leander
Golden Boy1939Lorna Moon
Union Pacific1939Mollie Monahan
The Mad Miss Manton1938Melsa Manton
Always Goodbye1938Margot Weston
Breakfast for Two1937Valentine Ransome
Stella Dallas1937Stella Dallas
This Is My Affair1937Lil Duryea
Internes Can't Take Money1937Janet Haley
The Plough and the Stars1936Nora Clitheroe
Banjo on My Knee1936Pearl Elliott Holley
His Brother's Wife1936Rita Wilson Claybourne
The Bride Walks Out1936Carolyn Martin
A Message to Garcia1936Senorita Raphaelita Maderos
Annie Oakley1935Annie Oakley
Red Salute1935Drue Van Allen
The Woman in Red1935Shelby Barret Wyatt
The Secret Bride1934Ruth Vincent
A Lost Lady1934Marian
Gambling Lady1934Lady Lee
Ever in My Heart1933Mary Archer Wilbrandt
Baby Face1933Lily
Ladies They Talk About1933Nan
The Bitter Tea of General Yen1933Megan
The Purchase Price1932Joan Gordon
So Big!1932Selina Peake De Jong
Shopworn1932Kitty
Forbidden1932Lulu
The Miracle Woman1931Florence Fallon
Night Nurse1931Lora Hart
The Stolen Jools1931ShortMrs. Frank Fay
Ten Cents a Dance1931Barbara O'Neill
Illicit1931Anne Vincent
Ladies of Leisure1930Kay Arnold
Mexicali Rose1929Mexicali Rose
The Locked Door1929Ann Carter
Dance Magic1927
Broadway Nights1927Fan Dancer (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man with a Cloak1951performer: "Another Yesterday" - uncredited
California1947performer: "LILY-I-LAY-DE-O", "SAID I TO MY HEART, SAID I"
Lady of Burlesque1943performer: "Take It Off the E-String"
The Gay Sisters1942performer: "Good Night, Ladies" - uncredited
Ball of Fire1941performer: "Drum Boogie" 1941 - uncredited
Remember the Night1940performer: "A Perfect Day" 1910 - uncredited
This Is My Affair1937performer: "I Hum a Waltz" 1937, "The Fountain in the Park" 1884 - uncredited
Banjo on My Knee1936performer: "Where the Lazy River Goes By" 1936
A Lost Lady1934performer: "The Very Thought Of You" 1934 - uncredited
The Purchase Price1932performer: "Take Me Away" 1932 - uncredited
The Miracle Woman1931performer: "The Farmer in the Dell" - uncredited
Illicit1931performer: "Maybe It's Love" 1930 - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El amor me queda grande2014Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself - Guest of Honor
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987DocumentaryMae Doyle
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself - Honorary Award Recipient
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
The 15th Annual Publicists Guild Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHerself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille1963TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Samuel Goldwyn Award
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960-1961TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself-Hostess / Josephine Little / ...
The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Lead Actress in a Series and Presenter
The Jack Benny Program1952-1959TV SeriesHerself / Bella Manningham
The Christophers1957TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Loretta Young Show1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest Hostess
Breakdowns of 19421942ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 91939Documentary shortHerself, Horse Show Attendee
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 61938Documentary shortHerself
Things You Never See on the Screen1935ShortHerself
Round About Hollywood1931Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 81931Documentary shortHerself
The Voice of Hollywood No. 141930ShortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Decision1958TV SeriesIrene Frazier
When the Talkies Were Young1955ShortLora Hart (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show1953TV SeriesHerself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentary
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentary
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Victoria Barkley from the Big Valley
Comic Relief 20092009TV Special
Warner at War2008TV Movie documentary
Diálogos de cine2008TV MoviePhyllis Dietrichson
American Masters2001-2008TV Series documentaryLily Powers / Herself
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryVarious Roles
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesPhyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity
Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 32007Video documentaryHerself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryHerself
Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb2007VideoDixie
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesMary Carson
Billy Wilder Speaks2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
NCIS2005TV SeriesHerself, Actress in 'No Man of Her Own' film clip
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentary
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHerself
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller2002TV Movie documentaryJessica Drummond
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentaryHerself
Pulp Cinema2001Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
Annie Get Your Gun Intro with Susan Lucci2000Video documentary shortAnnie Oakley
The Lady with the Torch1999DocumentaryHerself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful1996TV Special documentaryHerself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryactress 'The Furies' (uncredited)
The Casting Couch1995Video documentary
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryMelsa Manton
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHerself
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryActress in 'The Lady Eve'
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHerself
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesJean
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid1982Leona Hastings-Forrest
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActress - 'The Lady Eve' (uncredited)
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
This Is Elvis1981Herself (uncredited)
That's Action1977DocumentaryHerself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHerself
Film Review1968TV Mini-SeriesHelen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
1998In Memoriam AwardGolden Boot Awards
1987Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1986Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Thorn Birds (1983)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Thorn Birds (1983)
1983Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the YearTogether with Ann-Margret
1982Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USAFor superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting.
1981Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1981Career Achievement AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1968Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1967Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1967Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesThe Big Valley (1965)
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960)
1961Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actress
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1751 Vine Street.
1957Special AwardPhotoplay Awards

For superb craftsmanship in meeting the challenge of 75 film roles and for her sympathetic counsel ... More

1954Special Jury PrizeVenice Film FestivalExecutive Suite (1954)· Mary Adams
· June Allyson
· Virginia Brissac
· Louis Calhern
· Tim Considine
· Paul Douglas
· Nina Foch
· William Holden
· Dean Jagger
· Lucy Knoch
· Fredric March
· William Phipps
· Walter Pidgeon
· Harry Shannon
· Edgar Stehli
· Shelley Winters

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleThe Big Valley (1965)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesThe Big Valley (1965)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleThe Big Valley (1965)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesThe Big Valley (1965)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleThe Big Valley (1965)
1949OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleSorry, Wrong Number (1948)
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleDouble Indemnity (1944)
1942OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleBall of Fire (1941)
1938OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleStella Dallas (1937)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1944NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressDouble Indemnity (1944)

TitleSalary
Titanic (1953)$75,000
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)$60,000
Ever in My Heart (1933)$50,000
Forbidden (1932)$50,000

#Fact
1Caught bronchitis while filming The Thorn Birds (1983).
2Started smoking when she was nine.
3In Hollywood, as everywhere he went, Frank Fay did not make a lot of friends. A standard joke of the time went "who's got the biggest prick in Hollywood?" Answer: "Barbara Stanwyck." The womanizing, alcoholic Fay's career floundered, while Stanwyck's flourished for decades. In 1935 the two were divorced, and Fay continued his downward spiral, until 1944, when he was chosen to play Elwood P. Dowd in the original New York City Broadway production of "Harvey".
4Through his friend Oscar Levant, Frank Fay met and married Barbara Stanwyck, then a young chorus girl who'd just gotten her first Broadway show (Burlesque, 1927) In 1929 they did a dramatic sketch, as "Fay and Stanwyck" at the Palace. Later that year, they were called to Hollywood, so Frank could star in the film "Show of Shows." Fay and Stanwyck's marriage and their experience in Hollywood later became the basis of a Hollywood movie - "A Star is Born".
5Upon her death, she was cremated and the ashes scattered from a helicopter over Lone Pine, California, where she had made some of her Western films.
6Although many would say that her greatest movie role was in Double Indemnity (1944), directed by Billy Wilder, she was an outspoken critic of Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), calling it obscene (although she admitted to not having seen it). However, there seems to have been no lasting animosity between them - when Stanwyck received her AFI Life Achievement Award, Wilder was amongst the most laudatory of those paying tribute to her.
7She was known to be a very private lady.
8Born at 8:55 PM.
9Was considered for the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945).
10A massive, 1000-page biography of Stanwyck, published in 2013 by Victoria Wilson, is merely the first volume of an ongoing narrative of the star, one that covers only the first 33 years of Stanwyck's life.
11Stanwyck vehemently opposed the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. She felt that if someone from her disadvantaged background had risen to success, others should be able to do the same without government intervention or assistance.
12Forty of the movies she appeared in in her 35-year-long career were screened through the month of December 2013 in special tribute at New York City's Film Forum.
13Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).
14Acting mentor and friends of Linda Evans and Lee Majors.
15She was honored as Turner Classic Movie's Star of the Month for December 2012.
16Was a heavy smoker.
17Her sister-in-law, Caryl Lincoln, died in 1983.
18She was very good friends with: Julie London, John Forsythe, Jane Wyman, Loretta Young, Jean Arthur, Bette Davis, Frank Capra, Fred MacMurray, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Tony Martin, Richard Basehart, Aaron Spelling, Robert Fuller, James Drury, John McIntire, Denny Miller, Bruce Dern, Rhonda Fleming, Leif Erickson, Gavin MacLeod, Pernell Roberts, Jeanne Cooper, Richard Anderson, L.Q. Jones, Barry Sullivan, William Conrad, Joan Crawford, Bill Quinn, Robert Conrad, James Stewart, Harold Gould, Frances Dee, James Whitmore and Richard Long.
19Before she was an actress, she was a successful dancer and chorus girl.
20She was a staunch Republican and conservative.
21As of the age of four, after her mother died and her father, upset by his wife's death, abandoned his kids, Barbara was brought up by her elder sister.
22In February 1955 she was mentioned to be one of the female stars of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) but she never made the film.
23Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]
24Stanwyck's father abandoned his children in mad grief after the death of his wife. Stanwyck then grew up in a series of foster homes.
25Her father was a bricklayer.
26Lived near Joan Crawford during her marriage to Frank Fay. According to Christina Crawford, Barbara scaled a fence on their property and stayed with the Crawfords for several days. Stanwyck and Crawford had first become friends when they were single young actresses.
27Godmother of Tori Spelling.
28She was a member of The Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a rabidly right-wing political action group during the McCarthy-era "blacklisting" period in the early and mid-1950s. It counted among its members Ginger Rogers, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Irene Dunne.
29Peter Breck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans were said to be huge fans of hers, as little children. As adults all three co-starred with her in the hit western series The Big Valley (1965).
30Her former The Big Valley (1965), co-stars, Peter Breck and Linda Evans, both have made guest appearances on her co-star's, Lee Majors, popular 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy (1981), but on different episodes.
31Best remembered by the public for her starring role as matriarch Victoria Barkley on The Big Valley (1965).
32She twice played a character named Jessica Drummond in two completely different movies: My Reputation (1946) and Forty Guns (1957).
33Was considered for the role of Margo Channing in All About Eve (1950) after Claudette Colbert was forced to pull out of the project due to back injury. However the part was given to Bette Davis, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance.
34In 1957 Tony, her adopted son, was arrested for trying to sell lewd pictures while waiting to cash his unemployment check. When questioned by the press about his famous mother, he replied, "We don't speak." She saw him only a few times after his childhood.
35When she was awarded an Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement, the statuette was presented to her by John Travolta who later confessed that the experience was his supreme Oscar moment. Stanwyck had been a Travolta family favorite for years. [1982]
36Throughout her career she was known for her kindness and patience with younger performers. Marilyn Monroe, who worked with Stanwyck in the 1952 film Clash by Night (1952) said that Stanwyck was the only member of Hollywood's older generation who was kind to her.
37Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
38Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" bu Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
39She with Linda Evans in two series: The Big Valley (1965) and Dynasty (1981).
40Planned to play the lead in Mildred Pierce (1945), but Joan Crawford was faster and got the role.
41Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 796-798. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
42In Italy, almost all of her films were dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi. She was occasionally dubbed by Tina Lattanzi and Marcella Rovena. As Leona Stevenson in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), she was dubbed by Andreina Pagnani. This was the only time the Italian actress lent her voice to Stanwyck.
43William Holden was considered to be too lightweight for the lead role in Golden Boy (1939), but Stanwyck urged producers to keep him in the picture and it was through her efforts he was kept in the picture, and the role made him a star. In 1978, at the The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978), before starting the presentation of the sound award, Holden publicly thanked her for what she did. She nearly broke down in tears and kissed Holden, and the exchange received thunderous audience applause.
44A Star Is Born (1937) starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March is said to be modeled after Stanwyck's rise to stardom and first husband Frank Fay's descent into obscurity.
45Was best friends for many years with Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy.
46Her performance as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944) is ranked #58 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time list.
47Her performance as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944) is ranked #98 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time list (2006).
48Turned down the role of Angela Channing on Falcon Crest (1981).
49Her papers are in the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, PO Box 3924, Laramie, WY 82071.
50Attended Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York before dropping out at age 14.
51Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1751 Vine St.
52Ailing, she was replaced by Susan Hayward in Heat of Anger (1972), which was to have been a pilot for a prospective TV series to be called "Fitzgerald and Pride."
53Her siblings were named Maude, Mable, Mildred ("Millie"), and Malcolm Byron ("Bert") Stevens. Her parents were Byron and Catherine McGee Stevens.
54She did not have a funeral and has no grave. Her ashes are scattered in Lone Pine, California.
55In 1985, her house was destroyed in a fire. She was upset to lose all of Robert Taylor's love letters.
56In 1981 she was beaten and robbed in her bedroom by an intruder who woke her up at 1:00 in the morning.
57She lost a kidney in 1971.
58She became estranged from her son in February 1951.
59Picked up the starring role in Ball of Fire (1941) after Ginger Rogers dropped out.
60Her stormy marriage to Frank Fay finally ended after a drunken brawl, during which he tossed their adopted son, Dion, into the swimming pool. Despite rumours of affairs with Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford, Stanwyck wed Robert Taylor, who had gay rumours of his own to dispel. Their marriage started off on a sour note when his possessive mother demanded he spend his wedding night with her rather than with Barbara.
61She was voted the 40th "Greatest Movie Star of All Time" by Entertainment Weekly.
62Her wicked turn as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944) was ranked #8 on the American Film Institute's "100 Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains" list.
63Was listed #11 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years of The Greatest Screen Legends."
64Worked briefly as a fashion model in the late 1920s.
65Her son, Dion Anthony "Tony" Fay, was born in February 1932. He was adopted on December 5, 1932.
66Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1973.
67Her mother died when she was accidentally knocked off a trolley by a drunk. Barbara was four at the time.
68She had English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
69Sister of actor Bert Stevens.
70American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. [1987]
71According to biographical film Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991), Stanwyck became a model for women actors. Such stars as Sally Field and Virginia Madsen have publicly pointed to Stanwyck as their model.
72Often called "The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar."
73In 1944, when she earned $400,000, the government listed her as the nation's highest-paid woman.
74Her nickname among co-workers was "Missy" or "The Queen."
75Her stage name was inspired by a theatrical poster that read "Jane Stanwyck in 'Barbara Frietchie.'".
76Sister-in-law of actress Caryl Lincoln.
77Godmother of Bobbie Poledouris.

#Quote
1(On making Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) "Five days I was handling it, starting the next day's work where I'd picked up, sustaining it all, and then I had two whole days to relax and not to worry about the character, and I tell you it was strange. It was really hard to pump myself up on Monday morning to try to feel that desperate tension."
2(On her character in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) "Almost from the word go, she is way up there emotionally, and stays there day after day...I decided I'd prefer to jump in, bam, go, stay there, up, try to sustain it all the way and shoot the works."
3[on performing her favorite title role in Stella Dallas (1937)] The task was to convince audiences that Stella's instincts were fine and noble even though, on the surface she was loud, flamboyant, and a bit vulgar.
4Some kids are born with bad blood just like horses. When a parent has done everything possible, the only solution is to save yourself.
5[In the 1960s, explaining her four-year absence from films after Forty Guns (1957)] Nobody asked me. They don't normally write parts for women my age because America is now a country of youth. We've matured and moved on. The past belongs to the past.
6[on filming Titanic (1953)] The night we were making the scene of the dying ship in the outdoor tank at Twentieth, it was bitter cold. I was 47 feet up in the air in a lifeboat swinging on the davits. The water below was agitated into a heavy rolling mass and it was thick with other lifeboats full of women and children. I looked down and thought, "If one of these ropes snaps now, it's good-by for you". Then I looked up at the faces lined along the rail -those left behind to die with the ship. I thought of the men and women who had been through this thing in our time. We were re-creating an actual tragedy and I burst into tears. I shook with great racking sobs and couldn't stop.
7I want to go on until they have to shoot me.
8Attention embarrasses me. I don't like to be on display.
9Career is too pompous a word. It was a job and I have always felt privileged to be paid for doing what I love doing.
10There's nothing more fun in the whole world than seeing a child open a present at Christmas. To have a six-year-old boy stroke a bicycle with his eyes and, not daring to touch, turn and ask, "Is it mine, Missy? Really mine?" That's part of my future. The rest is work. And, I hope, some wisdom.
11Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
12I couldn't remember my name for weeks. I'd be at the theater and hear them calling, "Miss Stanwyck, Miss Stanwyck", and I'd think, "Where is that dame? Why doesn't she answer? By crickie, it's me!"
13It's perhaps not the future I would choose. I still think it's possible to make a success of both marriage and career, even though I didn't. But it's not a bad future. And I'm not afraid of it.
14[In 1939 on the fact that her fiancé, Robert Taylor, was four years younger than she] The boy's got a lot to learn and I've got a lot to teach.
15My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.
16Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don't care what happened before. I don't even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing - I'll take it in those fifteen minutes.
17[Referring to director Frank Capra] Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, it's nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes!
18I'm a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I'm ninety and they won't need to paste my face with make-up.
19During Double Indemnity (1944), Fred MacMurray would go to rushes [viewings of daily completed shots]. I remember asking Fred, "How was I?" [Fred's response was] "I don't know about you, but I was wonderful!" Such a true remark. Actors only look at themselves.

#Trademark
1Brooklyn accent
2Her shapely legs
3Frequently was cast as women who must deal with their low class standing
4Husky voice

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