Joanna Barnes, star of Parent Trap, died at home at age of 87 after long illness

Joanna Barnes, star of Parent Trap, died at home at age of 87 after long illness

Joanna Barnes, star of Parent Trap, died at home at age of 87 after long illness

Joanna Barnes, star of Parent Trap, died at home at age of 87 after long illness

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Joanna Barnes has died aged 87.  

According to her family, the actress, who was most remembered for her performances in both the original and remake of the hit The Parent Trap, died at home in California after a long illness.

The actress, who was most known for her roles in both the original and remake of the classic film The Parent Trap, died at home in California after a protracted illness, according to her family.

Lally and Judith, his two sisters, and John, Laura, and Louise, his three stepchildren, survive him.

Joanna has a record spanning more than four decades, with roles in films such as Tarzan, the Ape Man, The War Wagon, and Auntie Mame, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year.

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She’s also been in a number of TV shows, including The Trials of O’Brien and 21 Beacon Street, and was a regular panellist on the syndicated version of What’s My Line? in its early years.

Joanna was also a talented columnist and writer.

She authored a weekly book review for the Los Angeles Times, covering both non-fiction (Home Decorating from Scratch) and fiction (The Deceivers and Pastora, to name a few).

The talented actress had a glittering career, but praises to her ‘beauty’ and ‘sass’ in The Parent Trap were a frequent theme among those paying tribute to her on social media.

‘Rest in peace, Joanna Barnes. She was fantastic in The Parent Trap in 1961, and after seeing her in The Parent Trap in 1998, I’m still in awe of her incomparable beauty. One memorial comment stated, “A truly classy lady.”

‘RIP to the beautiful sassy Joanna Barnes. I loved to hate her as Vicky Robinson in the original Parent Trap,’ another fan wrote.

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‘Joanna Barnes in both versions of “The Parent Trap” – gorgeously wicked. #RIP #Vickie,’ penned a third.

 

 

 

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