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Barbara Parkins


B: May 22, 1942 in Vancouver, BC

Barbara Parkins made her film debut in the 1961 British crime drama 20,000 Eyes. She is usually remembered for her role as the much-married Betty Harrington in the American TV series Peyton Place, which ran from 1964 through 1969. She reprised Betty for a 1985 “reunion” TV movie, and played a variation of the character in the 1967 feature, Valley of the Dolls.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

20,000 Eyes (1961)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Puppet on a Chain (1970)
The Kremlin Letters (1970)
The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
La maison sous les arbes (1971)
A Taste of Evil (TV-1971)
Asylum (1972)
Snatched (TV-1973)
Christina (1974)
Law of the Land (TV-1976)
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Young Joe: The Forgotten Kennedy (TV-1977)
Ziegfeld: the Man and his Women (TV-1978)
The Critical List (TV-1978)
The Disappearance (1978)

Bear Island (1980)
Breakfast in Paris (1982)
Uncommon Valor (TV-1983)
To Catch a King (TV-1984)
Calendar Girl Murders (TV-1984)
Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV-1985)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV-1986)

Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (TV-1998)

TV Series – Cast:
Peyton Place (1964 – 1969)
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (mini-series, 1975)
Captains and Kings (mini-series, 1976)
Testimony of Two Men (mini-series, 1977)
The Manions of America (mini-series, 1981)
Scene of the Crime (1991)