Barbara Read

Barbara Read
1917 - 1963

Barbara Read  Canadian Actress


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Barbara Read passed away on 12th Dec 1963 aged 45.


Barbara Read was previously married to William Talman and Willard Josephy.


Canadian Actress Barbara Read was born on 29th December, 1917 in Port Arthur, Canada and passed away on 12th Dec 1963 Laguna Beach, California, USA aged 45. She is most remembered for Three Smart Girls. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Barbara Read is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Ontario, 20th-century Canadian actresses and Canadian film actresses.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 70 years, 11 months 38 years, 5 months 7 years
Total2 70 years, 11 months 38 years, 5 months 7 years


First Name Barbara
Last Name Read
Alternative Name Barbara Reed
Age 45 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th December, 1917
Birthplace Port Arthur, Canada
Died 12th December, 1963
Place of Death Laguna Beach, California, USA
Cause of Death Apparent Suicide
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Three Smart Girls

Barbara Read, also known as Barbara Reed, (December 29, 1917 – December 12, 1963) was a Canadian-American film actress of the 1930s and 1940s, who appeared in twenty-one films during her career.

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Barbara Read45 CapricornActress
William Talman53 AquariusActor
Willard Josephy-Relative


Racket Squad1950SecretaryTV Show
Coroner Creek1948Abbie Miles (as Barbara Reed)Movie
Key Witness1947Martha Higby (as Barbara Reed)Movie
Behind the Mask1946Margo LaneMovie
The Missing Lady1946Margo LaneMovie
The Shadow Returns1946Margo LaneMovie
Death Valley1946Mitzi (as Barbara Reed)Movie
Ginger1946Peggy SullivanMovie
Rubber Racketeers1942Mary DaleMovie
Too Many Women1942Linda PearsonMovie
Curtain Call1940Helen MiddletonMovie
Married and in Love1940Helen YatesMovie
Sorority House1939Dotty SpencerMovie
The Spellbinder1939Janet MarloweMovie
The Crime of Doctor Hallet1938Claire SaundersMovie
Midnight Intruder1938Patricia HammondMovie
Make Way for Tomorrow1937Rhoda CooperMovie
The Road Back1937LucyMovie
Merry Go Round of 19381937Clarice StockbridgeMovie
The Man Who Cried Wolf1937NanMovie
The Mighty Treve of Arizona1937Aileen FennoMovie
Three Smart Girls1936KayMovie
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addydaMar 14, 2010

does anyone know why barbara read did not play the second kay craig in three smart girls grow up ?

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