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actor , novelist

Joanna Barnes, American Author, actress. Member Phi Beta Kappa. F C.

Background

Barnes, Joanna was born on November 15, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Pindar and Alice Weston (Mutch) Barnes.

Education

She attended Milton Academy and then Smith College, from which she graduated in 1956 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Career

She majored in English. Her research for a magazine article about making movies led to a career change to acting. 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.".

Achievements

  • Barnes received the college's award for poetry, the immediate successor to Sylvia Plath for that recognition. With acting, if you win an Oscar or an Emmy, you have to thank everybody.

Works

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa. F C.

Interests

  • Writers

    In 1973, she told newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner that she liked writing because "it is something you do yourself.

Connections

father:
John Pindar Barnes

mother:
Alice Weston (Mutch) Barnes