Saturday, December 13, 2014

#96 Lynn Bari

A curvaceous brunette with decent acting skills, Lynn Bari never really got her break. It’s not that she didn’t try – she was a contract player with Fox for 10 years, and tallied 168 total credits over a 35-year career. She usually played bad girls – villainesses, “man-killers,” and “the other woman.” Frustrated with her roles on the silver screen, she devoted the later years of her career primarily to the stage.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Margaret Fisher (the screen name comes from actress Lynn Fontaine and author J.M. Barrie)

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Roanoke, VA

Embarrassing Movies

  • Bottoms Up!
  • Charlie Chan in Paris
  • Ali Baba Goes to Town
  • The Amazing Mr. X
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Cops

Embarrassing Taglines
  • Slapstick chases!... Pies in faces!... Shapely beauts in bathing suits!
  • It's a fast life and a thrilling one for the motorcycle squad! Coffee pot cuties! Speed demon debs!...and big time thrills around every corner!
  • Love flamed in the shadow of death!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Young Townswoman
  • Second Hotel Switchboard Operator
  • Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker
  • Leota Van Cleef
  • Captain Fifi

Number of Marriages:  3

Whiffs of Scandal
  • Domineering alcoholic mother
  • Exploitative marriages
  • Lots of lawsuits over child custody, child support, alimony, etc.

Interesting Tidbits
  • Started out as a platinum blonde
  • Was a very popular WWII pinup
  • Was known as the "Woo-Woo Girl"

Where can I learn more?

What, no swimmies?

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1 comment:

  1. Love the blog. Will be checking back time and again.