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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Reputedly a descendant of Irish kings, she was multi-lingual and widely traveled. A graduate from Sarah Lawrence college, she made her Broadway debut in 1933 in 'Carrie Nation'. Three years later, Barbara appeared in 'Ten Million Ghosts' with Orson Welles
, prompting interest from Hollywood, where she made a career out of playing a succession of neurotic or sweetly dependable wives. Her best roles...