Barbara Bel Geddes Overview:

Legendary actress, Barbara Bel Geddes, was born on Oct 31, 1922 in New York City, NY. Bel Geddes died at the age of 82 on Aug 8, 2005 in Northeast Harbor, ME and was cremated and her ashes scattered at her farm in NY.



Although Bel Geddes was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1948Best Supporting ActressI Remember Mama (1948)KatrinNominated

Bel Geddes was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Barbara Bel Geddes Quotes:

Scottie: Midge, who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco history?
Midge: That's the kind of greeting a girl likes! Not this "Hello-you-look-wonderful" stuff, just a good straight "Who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco his - -"

Leonora Eames: Look at me! Look at what you bought!

Katrin Hanson: [reading the novel that she's just finished] "For long as I could remember, the house on the Larkin Street Hill had been home. Papa and Mama had both born in Norway but they came to San Francisco because Mama's sisters were here, all of us were born here. Nels, the oldest and the only boy, my sister Christine and the littlest sister Dagmar but first and foremost I remember Mama".

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Barbara Bel Geddes Facts
Left "Dallas" (1978) at the end of the seventh season, due to health problems. She came back at the beginning of the ninth season until she retired from acting in 1990.

Daughters, Susan and Betsy.

Her future "Dallas" (1978) co-star's, Patrick Duffy's father-in-law, worked with her father Norman Bel Geddes, long before Duffy's future wife saw her in a Broadway play.

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