Barbara Bel Geddes
|Barbara Bel Geddes|
Barbara Bel Geddes was an Oscar-nominated American actress, best known for her role on the hit CBS drama, "Dallas", as its strong and reasoned matriarch, Miss Ellie Ewing.
Her film career began opposite Henry Fonda in 1947's The Long Night. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for I Remember Mama (1948). After the House Unamerican Activities Committee investigation stalled her film career, she found new opportunity in television when Alfred Hitchcock cast her in several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents — including Lamb to the Slaughter in which she plays a housewife who kills her husband by bludgeoning him to death with a leg of lamb, then cooks the murder weapon and serves it to the investigating police. Hitchcock cast her again with James Stewart in Vertigo (1958).
- Vertigo (1958) — cast: Midge Wood
Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Foghorn (16/Mar/1958) — cast: Lucia Clay
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Lamb to the Slaughter (13/Apr/1958) — cast: Mary Maloney
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Morning of the Bride (15/Feb/1959) — cast: Helen Brewster
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Sybilla (06/Dec/1960) — cast: Sybilla Meade
She has appeared in the following Hitchcockian documentaries...
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