Barbara Eden Biography
Barbara Eden is a renewed TV actress, comedian, and singer, who is best known for her starring character of “Jeannie” in the TV series “I Dream of Jeannie”. Having active in this industry since 1955, she has appeared several films and TV series. Talking about her personal life she married thrice in her life and currently living a happily married life with her husband.
Barbara Eden Early Life & Education
Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931, in Tucson, Arizona, United States. She is the daughter of Alice Mary and Hubert Henry Morehead. She was three years old when her parents divorced. Later she went along with her mother to San Francisco, where she raised. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949. Then, she Later, she studied theatre for one year at City College of San Francisco. She even competed in two beauty pageants, where she was crowned ‘Miss San Francisco’.
Barbara Eden as Miss San Francisco, 1951.
Barbara Eden Acting Career
Barbara started her acting career in the film ‘Back From Eternity’ in 1956. She portrayed a ‘blink and miss’ role of a blonde college girl. In 1957, she starred in the series ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’, which was a TV adaptation of a motion picture by a similar name.
Barbara Eden with her co-stars on the set of How to marry a millionaire
Besides, she highlighted in well-known TV programs, for example, ‘I Love Lucy’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘Gunsmoke’, and ‘Highway 66’ and other forgettable parts through the late 50’s and mid-1960s. She approached by legendary writer Sidney Sheldon to star in his TV series ‘I Dream of Jeannie’. This series had a successful run from 1965 to 1970 and is regarded to be a cult classic.
In 1997, Columbia Pictures furthermore declared plans to create a film rendition of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’. Eden was slated to make a cameo appearance as the new Jeannie’s aunt. The film, formerly programmed for 1998, has not yet been produced.Barbara began shooting the TV movie” Always and Forever” for the Hallmark Channel in December 2008.
Eden published her autobiography about her life, Barbara Eden: My Story in October 1986. Moreover, Barbara wrote a memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle”, which was released on April 5, 2011. It includes intimate information about Eden’s early childhood, her rise to popularity in her teens and early twenties, her co-stars over the years, and Eden’s work leading up to and during I Dream of Jeannie.
Barbara Eden Achievements
Barbara has seized several awards in her life. She was first identified by the jury of ‘Laurel Awards’ in 1961 when she was named to the ‘Top Female New Personality’ category. Eden took the tenth place on this rundown, however, she didn’t win the prize.
Eden was additionally nominated for the prestigious ‘Golden Globe’ awards twice, in the years 1967 and 1970 respectively. The nomination was in the ‘Best TV star’ category for her character in the great TV arrangement ‘I Dream of Jeannie’.
Holding her Achievement Award: Twitter
In 1988, Eden gained a ‘Star on the Walk of Fame’ award and was held at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard. “People” magazine named her as ‘One of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of The Twentieth Century’. In 2003, Eden was again acknowledged for her part in 1965 classic, and moreover obtained a ‘television Land Award’ for her role in the TV series ‘I Dream of Jeannie’.
Barbara Eden Personal Life
Barbara Eden has broken many hearts as she has had many love affairs. Her current relationship is married and she married thrice in her life.Before her marriage, she dated to Barry Coe (1956), Robert Vaughn (1958). Barbara began to date TV actor Michael Ansara and after dating few month the two got married in 1958. However, the two ended their marriage relationship in the year 1974. They had a child together named Mathew. Her son, Mathew got addicted to drugs and died at the age of 35.
Barbara Eden with her son, Matthew and ex- husband Michael Ansara
She was also in a relationship with John Marion in 1961. The two dated each other when she was married to Michael but they broke up their relationship in 1964. Besides that, she was also rumored to be dating, Mike Du Bell.
In 1977, she got married to Charles Donald Fegert, a Chicago Sun Times Executive. They got divorced in 1983. After that, she got married to Jon Eicholtz on 5th Jan 1991. Their relationships are smoothly going on without any rumors of their separations till date.
Barbara Eden with her husband Charles Fegert
Barbara Eden Net Worth
Throughout her successful career, she has bagged numerous awards such as Laurel Awards, Golden Globe, Star on the Walk of Fame, ‘television Land Award and much more. Similarly, “People” magazine listed her as ‘One of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of The Twentieth Century’. She has earned the decent amount of money which adds up her current net worth of $10 million.
Moreover, Barbara has been connected with different kinds of social networking sites, where she has more than 574K followers on her Facebook account. Likewise, her Twitter account has around 37.3K followers and has more than 27K followers on her Instagram account.