Barbara Bel Geddes

1922 - 2005

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Barbara Bel Geddes (October 31, 1922 – August 8, 2005) was an American stage and screen actress, artist, and children's author whose career spanned almost five decades. She was best known for her starring role as Miss Ellie Ewing in the television series Dallas. Bel Geddes also starred as Maggie in the original Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Bel Geddes has received more than 1,528,632 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Barbara Bel Geddes is the 843rd most popular actor (down from 663rd in 2019), the 1,570th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,344th in 2019) and the 418th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.70

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Among actors, Barbara Bel Geddes ranks 843 out of 10,030Before her are Sylva Koscina, Roddy McDowall, Katharina Schratt, Ann-Margret, Brad Dourif, and Sara Montiel. After her are Stephen Chow, Jackie Coogan, Owen Wilson, Stewart Granger, Héctor Elizondo, and Carroll Baker.

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Among people born in 1922, Barbara Bel Geddes ranks 83Before her are Mao Anying, Alistair MacLean, Russ Meyer, Charles Mingus, Sven Nykvist, and Robert W. Holley. After her are Enrico Berlinguer, Veronica Lake, Damiano Damiani, Salvatore Giuliano, Denholm Elliott, and Miloš Jakeš. Among people deceased in 2005, Barbara Bel Geddes ranks 59Before her are George Dantzig, Emmanuelle Arsan, Arman, Consuelo Velázquez, Will Eisner, and Henry Taube. After her are Carlo Maria Giulini, Ed McBain, Mary Jackson, Ba Jin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, and Charly Gaul.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Bel Geddes ranks 1,570 out of 15,968Before her are Rex Stout (1886), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), John Philip Sousa (1854), Brad Dourif (1950), Robin Hobb (1952), and Fred Rogers (1928). After her are Bobby Morrow (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Jackie Coogan (1914), John Cena (1977), Owen Wilson (1968), and Tex Avery (1908).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barbara Bel Geddes ranks 418Before her are Cybill Shepherd (1950), Jim Parsons (1973), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Cliff Robertson (1923), and Brad Dourif (1950). After her are Jackie Coogan (1914), Owen Wilson (1968), Héctor Elizondo (1936), Carroll Baker (1931), Lloyd Bridges (1913), and Joseph Cotten (1905).

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