33 Facts About Barbara Eden


Barbara Eden was born on Barbara Jean Morehead; August 23,1931 and is an American actress, singer, and producer best known for her starring role as Jeannie in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.


Barbara Eden was born on August 23,1931, in Tucson, Arizona, to Alice Mary and Hubert Henry Morehead.


Barbara Eden graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco.


Barbara Eden began her television career as a semiregular on The Johnny Carson Show in 1955.


Barbara Eden guest-starred in four episodes of Burke's Law, playing different roles each time.


Barbara Eden was an uncredited extra in the movie The Tarnished Angels with Rock Hudson, in partnership with 20th Century Fox studios.


Barbara Eden then starred in the syndicated comedy TV series How to Marry a Millionaire.


Barbara Eden did a screen test for the role of Betty Anderson in the 1957 film version of Peyton Place, but Terry Moore got the role.


Barbara Eden had a co-starring role in Flaming Star, with Elvis Presley.


Barbara Eden starred in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, a Cinerama film directed by George Pal for MGM, and another Irwin Allen production for 20th Century Fox, Five Weeks in a Balloon.


Barbara Eden was the female lead in the 1962 Fox comedy Swingin' Along, starring Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall, in their final joint screen appearance.


Barbara Eden did a screen test with Andy Williams for the 20th Century Fox movie State Fair, but did not get the role.


Barbara Eden left Fox and began guest-starring in television shows and acting in films for MGM, Universal, and Columbia.


Barbara Eden played supporting roles over the next few years, including The Brass Bottle and 7 Faces of Dr Lao.


Barbara Eden played Jeannie, a beautiful genie set free from her bottle by astronaut and United States Air Force Captain Anthony "Tony" Nelson, played by Larry Hagman.


Barbara Eden played this role for five years and 139 episodes.


Barbara Eden starred in and co-produced, with her own production company, the NBC-TV romantic comedy movie The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick.


Barbara Eden starred in and produced the romantic comedy TV movie Opposites Attract, co-starring John Forsythe.


In both the movie and the TV series, Barbara Eden played the protagonist Stella Johnson.


From April 3 through September 16,1984, Barbara Eden starred in the Lee Guber and Shelly Gross national production of the John Kander and Fred Ebb Tony Award-winning musical comedy Woman of the Year, playing the role of Tess Harding Craig, alongside Don Chastain, and Marilyn Cooper.


In 1990, Barbara Eden played a recurring role as a billionairess seeking revenge against JR Ewing in five episodes of the final season of Dallas, as the captivating character LeeAnn de la Vega, reuniting her with Hagman.


Barbara Eden starred in such musical comedies as Nite Club Confidential, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, The Pajama Game with John Raitt, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes playing Lorelei Lee.


Barbara Eden has been a musical guest star in many variety television shows, including 21 Bob Hope specials, The Carol Burnett Show, The Jonathan Winters Show, The Jerry Lewis Show, This Is Tom Jones, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and Donny and Marie.


Barbara Eden released an album titled Miss Barbara Eden in 1967 on Dot Records.


From 2000 to 2004, Barbara Eden starred in the national touring production of the play The Odd Couple: The Female Version playing the role of Florence Unger opposite Rita MacKenzie as Olive Madison.


In March 2006, Barbara Eden reunited with her former co-star Larry Hagman for a publicity tour in New York City to promote the first-season DVD of I Dream of Jeannie.


In March 2006, Hagman and Barbara Eden again reunited, this time onstage in New York for Love Letters at the College of Staten Island, and at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.


Barbara Eden starred in the play Love Letters with Hal Linden in 2006, and a guest-starring role on the Lifetime series Army Wives, written and produced by her niece Katherine Fugate.


In May 2013, Barbara Eden appeared with former US President Bill Clinton, Elton John, and Fergie at the opening ceremony of the 21st Life Ball in Vienna, where Barbara Eden wore her famous Jeannie harem costume.


In late 2013, Barbara Eden was cast in the movie One Song, filmed in Excelsior, Minnesota.


Barbara Eden has done voice work for the animated children's television series Shimmer and Shine.


Barbara Eden wrote a memoir, Jeannie Out of the Bottle, which was released on April 5,2011, by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House.


On November 17,1988, Barbara Eden received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television.