Barbara Stuart
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Barbara Stuart
Barbara Stuart
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Barbara Ann McNeese

DiedMay 15, 2011
Alma materSchuster-Martin School of Drama
Home townHume, Illinois, U.S.
Dick Gautier

Barbara Stuart (born Barbara Ann McNeese;[1] 1929/1930[2] – May 15, 2011) was an American actress.

Early years

Born in Paris, Illinois, Stuart was raised in Hume, Illinois. Following her high school graduation, she studied acting at the Schuster-Martin School of Drama in Cincinnati before moving to New York, where she studied under Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.[1]


On stage, Stuart performed in the national touring company of Lunatics and Lovers.[1] In the early 1960s, she was a showgirl in Las Vegas.[3] She also appeared in the films Marines, Let's Go! (1961), Hellfighters (1968), Bachelor Party (1984), and The Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (1997).[1]

Stuart's roles in TV programs include those shown in the table below:

In the early 1990s, Stuart performed in dinner theaters.[6]

Personal life and death

Stuart married actor Dick Gautier[5] in 1967. Their honeymoon was canceled by her hospitalization for a blood clot in her leg. She was in the hospital for eight months as the clot moved to her lung and she developed pneumonia.[7]

On May 15, 2011, she died at a nursing home in St. George, Utah, aged 81.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Grimes, Williams (May 21, 2011). "Barbara Stuart, 81; television actress". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. The New York Times. p. B 10. Retrieved 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Barbara Stuart, actress, dies at 81". Longview News-Journal. Texas, Longview. Associated Press. May 24, 2011. p. A 8. Retrieved 2020 – via
  3. ^ Ames, Walter (August 31, 1960). "Gary Crosby Denies Proposing to Showgirl". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. Part I - 30. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ a b Maays, Stan (January 23, 1969). "Actress Anchors 'Queen and I'". The Journal News. New York, White Plains. p. 30. Retrieved 2020 – via
  6. ^ Anderson, Porter (June 9, 1990). "Barbara Stuart is weak point in Showboat's 'Steel Magnolias'". The Tampa Tribune. Florida, Tampa. p. 66. Retrieved 2020 – via
  7. ^ Kleiner, Dick (May 10, 1977). "Failure gradually turning into success". El Paso Herald-Post. Texas, El Paso. p. 9. Retrieved 2020 – via
  8. ^ "Actress Barbara Stuart dies". Statesman Journal. Oregon, Salem. May 25, 2011. p. 22. Retrieved 2020 – via

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