BARBARA DARROW : FILM AND TELEVISION ACTRESS : SCI FI

This vintage real photo postcard features film and television actress, Barbara Darrow (1931-2018). Geography and Genetics must have made it Darrow’s destiny to be an actress. Her father was a motion-picture landscape artist and her mother was a former silent film actress. In addition, she was born in Hollywood and graduated from Hollywood High School. Barbara was a model and that work led to her receiving film contract offers. In 1950, she signed a seven year contract with RKO studios. She made mainly B movies during the 1950’s decade. These movies included “The Monster that Challenged the World” and “Queen of Outer Space”. She also appeared in episodes of popular television shows of the 50’s. In 1956, she married Thomas David Tannenbaum. He was a talent agent at MGM, and later, became the founding president of Viacom. One of her children was married to Bobby Darrin’s son. Barbara’s sister was a model and married tennis great, Pancho Gonzalez. The IMDB credits Barbara with 27 television and movie appearances between 1950 and 1977. This postcard was published by Kores and is part of a series of 100 portraits published for Paramount Pictures in 1956.  SOLD

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