Binnie Barnes Biography

Birthday: 1903-03-25
Place of Birth: Finsbury, London
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: British-born actress who appeared in both British and American films, but who found her greatest success in Hollywood second leads. After a variety of jobs, including nurse, chorus girl and milkmaid, Barnes entered vaudeville. She appeared in more than a score of short comedies with comedian Stanley Lupino before making her feature bow in 1931. Two years later she achieved prominence as one of the half-dozen wives of the King in The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933). The following year she moved to Hollywood and began a career as the smart-aleck pal of the lead or as the angry "other woman." Barnes also played numerous leading roles, but spent most of the 1930s and 40s in strong supporting parts. In 1940 she married football star (and later producer) M.J. Frankovich and after the war, they moved to Italy and appeared in several films there and elsewhere in Europe. She retired from films in 1954, but returned for a few roles in the late 60s and early 70s. She worked busily with numerous charities until her death in 1998.

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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Private Life of Henry VIII Katherine Howard The Fifth Wife 1933 Comedy, Drama
The Private Life of Don Juan 1934 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Diamond Jim Lillian Russell 1935 Drama
Three Smart Girls 1936 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Broadway Melody of 1938 1937 Musical, Romance
The Divorce of Lady X 1938 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Adventures of Marco Polo 1938 Adventure, Romance
Frontier Marshal 1939 History, Romance
I Married an Angel Peggy 1942
In Old California 1942 0, Biography
It's in the Bag Eve Floogle 1945
The Spanish Main Anne Bonney 1945
The Time of Their Lives 1946 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Malaga 1954 Adventure, Crime, Drama
The Trouble with Angels Sister Celestine 1966 0
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Sister Celestine 1969 Comedy
40 Carats Maud Ericson 1973 Biography