Barbara Bates

Barbara Bates
1925 - 1969

Barbara Bates  American Actress


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Rest in peace.


Barbara Bates was previously married to William Reed (1968 - 1969) and Cecil Coan (1945 - 1967).

Barbara Bates is rumoured to have hooked up with John Payne (1952).


American Actress Barbara Bates was born Barbara Jane Reed on 6th August, 1925 in Denver, Colorado, USA and passed away on 18th Mar 1969 Denver, Colorado, USA aged 43. She is most remembered for Happy Times, All About Eve. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Barbara Bates is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Actors who committed suicide.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 22 years, 10 months 12 years, 6 months 2 years, 2 months
Rumoured1 2 months, 1 day - -
Total3 22 years, 10 months 8 years, 4 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name Barbara
Middle Name Jane
Last Name Bates
Maiden Name Reed
Full Name at Birth Barbara Jane Reed
Alternative Name Barbara Jane Reed, Barbara Bates
Age 43 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th August, 1925
Birthplace Denver, Colorado, USA
Died 18th March, 1969
Place of Death Denver, Colorado, USA
Cause of Death Suicide By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Buried Crown Hill Cemetery Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Show Map PLOT Section 2, Block 69, Lot 144, Unit A
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight 115lbs (52 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School North Denver High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Happy Times, All About Eve
Year(s) Active 1955–1962, 1945–1962
Official Websites
Father Arthur W. Bates
Mother Eva Bates
Friend Henry Koster, Peggy Moran, Rory Calhoun, Lita Baron

Barbara Bates (born Barbara Jane Bates; August 6, 1925 – March 18, 1969) was an American singer and actress, who is known for her portrayal of Phoebe in the 1950 drama film All About Eve.

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Barbara Bates43 LeoActress
William Reed-
John Payne77 GeminiActor
Cecil Coan63 Aries


The Saint1962Helen RavennaTV Show
Apache Territory1958Jennifer FairMovie
Town on Trial1957Elizabeth FennerMovie
Triple Deception1956Judy AndersonMovie
The Millionaire1955Marian CurtisTV Show
Rhapsody1954Effie CahillMovie
It's a Great Life1954Cathy 'Katy' Morgan, Kathy MorganTV Show
Studio 571954Elaine HiltonTV Show
The Caddy1953Lisa AnthonyMovie
All Ashore1953Jane StantonMovie
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Show
Belles on Their Toes1952Ernestine GilbrethMovie
The Outcasts of Poker Flat1952Piney WilsonMovie
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain1951Jenny BrockMovie
Let's Make It Legal1951Barbara DenhamMovie
The Secret of Convict Lake1951Barbara PurcellMovie
All About Eve1950PhoebeMovie
Cheaper by the Dozen1950Ernestine GilbrethMovie
The Inspector General1949LezaMovie
One Last Fling1949June PaytonMovie
The House Across the Street1949Beth RobertsMovie
Adventures of Don Juan1948Innkeeper's Daughter (uncredited)Movie
Johnny Belinda1948Gracie Anderson (uncredited)Movie
June Bride1948Jeanne BrinkerMovie
Romance on the High Seas1948Stewardess (uncredited)Movie
April Showers1948Barnes' Secretary (uncredited)Movie
Always Together1947Ticket Seller (uncredited)Movie
The Fabulous Joe1947Debbie TerkelMovie
A Scandal in Paris1946Girl by Pool (uncredited)Movie
Night in Paradise1946Palace Maiden (uncredited)Movie
Lady on a Train1945Hat Check Girl (uncredited)Movie
Salome Where She Danced1945Salome GirlMovie
The Crimson Canary1945Girl (uncredited)Movie
This Love of Ours1945Mrs. DaileyMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (8)

halfgoofyhalfgoofyFeb 21, 2020

shared a link:

wjerryzwjerryzMar 13, 2018

Gone too young

wjerryzwjerryzJun 1, 2016

Barbara was a very beautiful woman and had a lot going for her

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

talent talent talent

RedheadenuffsaidRedheadenuffsaidApr 16, 2009

I am so thrilled to find Barbara Bates on your site. She was a real talent. Barbara is buried about 3 miles from my home in Lakewood, Colorado at Crown Hill Cemetery. I also think I can find a pic of her tombstone to add here - I will look. Barbara died too tragially and much too young. I hope this dear, fragile flower is at peace right now.Her role in All about Eve was small indeed, but the quality of her work can never be denied. I love you Barbara Bates.

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