Barbara McNair

Barbara McNair
1934 - 2007

Barbara McNair  American Actress


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Rest in peace.


Barbara McNair was previously married to Charles Blecka, Earl Wright and Rick Manzie.

Barbara McNair had encounters with Berry Gordy and Lenny Bruce.


American Actress Barbara McNair was born Barbara Joan McNair on 4th March, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 4th Feb 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 72. She is most remembered for The Steve Allen Show. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Barbara McNair was in an on-screen matchup with Sidney Poitier in They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970).

Barbara McNair is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American musical theatre actors.


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First Name Barbara
Middle Name Joan
Maiden Name McNair
Full Name at Birth Barbara Joan McNair
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th March, 1934
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 4th February, 2007
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Throat Cancer
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University American Conservatory of Music, IL, University of Southern California, Racine Conservatory of Music
Occupation Text TV Personality, Actress, Singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Steve Allen Show
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Pop, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Soul
Year(s) Active 1956-2007, 1956–2007
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Coral, Signature, TEC Recording Studios and Motown, TEC Recording Studios, Motown
Associated Acts Johnny Mathis, Freda Payne, Della Reese, Lou Rawls, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Scott Stander & Associates, Inc.
Official Websites,,,

Barbara Jean McNair (March 4, 1934 – February 4, 2007) was an American singer and theater, television and film actress. McNair's career spanned over five decades appearing in television, film and stage. McNair's professional career began in music during the late 1950s, singing in the nightclub circuit. In 1958, McNair released her debut single "Till There Was You" from Coral Records which was a commercial success. McNair performed all across the world, touring with Nat King Cole and later appearing in his Broadway stage shows I'm with You and The Merry World of Nat King Cole in the early 1960s.

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Barbara McNair72 PiscesActress
Charles Blecka-
Earl Wright-
Berry Gordy91 SagittariusSoundtrack
Lenny Bruce40 LibraComic
Rick Manzie-Criminal


Neon Signs1996GraceMovie
Snoops1989Virginia MartinTV Show
The Redd Foxx Show1986JeriTV Show
Hell Town1985TV Show
Glitter1984MarionTV Show
Vega$1978BeverlyTV Show
The Jeffersons1975Yvonne McBrideTV Show
Police Woman1974Martha WallaceTV Show
The Organization1971Valerie TibbsMovie
McMillan & Wife1971Lee RichardsTV Show
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!1970Valerie TibbsMovie
Change of Habit1969Sister IreneMovie
Stiletto1969Ahn DessieMovie
Venus in Furs1969RitaMovie
To Rome with Love1969CelesteTV Show
The Lonely Profession1969Donna TraversTV Movie
If He Hollers, Let Him Go!1968LilyMovie
Mod Squad1968AmandaTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966Jena ColeTV Show
Hogan's Heroes1965Carol Dukes, KumasaTV Show
I Spy1965LeonaTV Show
Hollywood Talent Scouts1965TV Show
Spencer's Mountain1963Graduation Singer (uncredited)Movie
General Hospital1963Aunt Bettina (1984)TV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Sarah PackseyTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Mareema KambaTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

shantayFeb 19, 2009

who did berry gordy write a song from

jordanFeb 9, 2009

Went to jr. high school with Barbara. She was a beautiful sweet young girl then. Too bad she got caught up in showbusiness although with her looks and beautiful voice it was bound to happen. Her sweet innocense of those earlier years are much more fond memories than those of her later years. Too bad everyone didn`t have the chance to know her then.

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