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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck
From Stella Dallas in 1937
Personal information
Birth nameRuby Catherine Stevens
Birth dateJuly 16, 1907
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 20, 1990(age 82)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1927 - 86
SpouseFrank Fay (1928 - 35)
Robert Taylor (1939 - 51)

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Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television.

Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. She was the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the Motion Picture Academy, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is ranked as the eleventh greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.


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