Joanna Barnes from The Parent Trap Has Passed
Joanna Barnes, who played in Disney’s The Parent Trap died at 87-years-old. She played the unlikable Vicki Robinson in the film.
So, Joanna passed on Friday, April 29, 2022, at her house at The Sea Ranch, California. She suffered from health problems.
Additionally, Joanna Barnes played in other titles, including:
- No Time to Be Young (1957)
- Violent Road (1958)
- Onionhead (1958)
- Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959)
- Spartacus (1960)
- The Purple Hills (1961)
- Goodbye Charlie (1964)
- Too Many Thieves (1966)
- The War Wagon (1967)
- Don’t Make Waves (1967)
- I Wonder Who’s Killing Her Now? (1975)
Accordingly, Joanna Barnes obtained a Golden Globe nomination for the most promising female newcomer as Gloria Upson in Auntie Mame.
However, one of her notorious roles was in the 1961 Disney film The Parent Trap, starring Hayley Mills. Therefore, Joanna played Vicki Robinson, who anxiously awaited marrying the twins’ father to obtain his money. She also returned to the 1998 remake as the child-hating, gold digger’s mother.
Television Roles and Appearances
Joanna Barnes also starred or appeared in some television series, such as:
- The Trials of O’Brien
- 77 Sunset Strip
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- Barney Miller
- Fantasy Island
- Hart to Hart
- Colt .45
- Cheyenne and Hawaiian Eye
- 21 Beacon Street
In addition, Joanna hosted the 1967 ABC weekday show Dateline: Hollywood. She also served as a panelist on the CBS game show What’s My Line?
Joanna as a Writer
Also, Joanna Barnes was a writer, along with starring in films and on television. Hence, her writings include:
- The Deceivers (1970), is about an alienated young actress in Hollywood.
- Pastora is a 750-page historical classic.
- “Touching Home,” a column about interior design in the Los Angeles Times.
Indeed, Joanna Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 15, 1934. In addition, she attended Milton Academy and graduated from Smith in 1956 with a major in English.
Furthermore, she was married three times to Richard Herndon, Lawrence Dobkin, and Lionel Warner who passed in 2012. Joanna Barnes’ survivors include Lally and Judith (her sisters) as well as John, Laura, and Louise (her stepchildren).
Article Information and Featured Image: The Hollywood Reporter
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