Bain, Barbara 1931–

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Bain, Barbara 1931–


Original name, Millicent Fogel; born September 13, 1931, in Chicago, IL; married Martin Landau (an actor), 1957 (divorced, 1993); children: Susan Meredith (a writer, producer, and director), Juliet Rose (an actress). Education: University of Illinois, B.A., sociology; studied acting at the Actors Studio and the Neighborhood Playhouse; studied dance with Martha Graham. Religion: Jewish.

Addresses: Agent—The Artists Agency, 10000 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress. Previously worked as a fashion model and dancer in New York City. Volunteer reader, Santa Monica, CA, c. 1992; Book PALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), founder, c. 1996.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Awards, outstanding continued performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic series, 1967, 1968, 1969, Golden Globe Award nomination, best television star—female, 1968, all for Mission: Impossible; DramaLogue Award, L.A. Weekly Award, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination, 1985, for Wings; DramaLogue Award, 1998, for The Chairs.


Film Appearances:

Cinnamon Carter, Mission Impossible Versus the Mob (also known as Mission Impossible vs. the Mob), Paramount, 1968.

Mary Casal, Trust Me, Cinecom, 1989.

Martha, Skinheads (also known as Skinheads—The Second Coming of Hate and Teste Rasate), Greydon Clark, 1990.

Hipster, The Spirit of '76, SVS/Triumph Home Video, 1990.

Animals, Magnolia Mae, 1997.

Madame Harwin, Platform Six, 1997.

Madame Richaud, Dry Martini, 1998.

Airtime, 1998.

The mother, Animals and the Tollkeeper, 1998.

Deidre, Panic, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Agnes, Bel Air, Load Media, Inc., 2000.

Anne Tillman, American Gun, 2002.

Dr. Helena Russell, Space: 1899 (short), Fanderson, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Karen Wells, Richard Diamond, Private Detective (also known as Call Mr. D), CBS, 1959.

Cinnamon Carter, Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1966–69.

Dr. Helena Russell, Space: 1999 (also known as Spazio: 1999), syndicated, 1975–77.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lisa Manning, Murder Once Removed (also known as The Obsessive Doctor), CBS, 1971.

Susan Lakely, Goodnight, My Love, ABC, 1972.

Gail Abbot, Savage (also known as Watch Dog and The Savage File), NBC, 1973.

Ellen Hailey, A Summer Without Boys, ABC, 1973.

Dr. Helena Russell, Journey through the Black Sun, syndicated, 1976.

Dr. Helena Russell, Destination Moonbase Alpha (also known as Space: 2100), syndicated, 1976.

Dr. Helena Russell, Cosmic Princess, syndicated, 1976.

Dr. Helena Russell, Alien Attack, syndicated, 1976.

Dr. Olga Schmetner, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1981.

The Obsessive Doctor, 1992.

Audrey, Icebergs: The Secret Life of a Refrigerator, Lifetime, 1998.

Sarah, Gideon, Starz!, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Guest star, The Mama Cass Television Program, 1969.

Herself, The "Space: 1999" Documentary (documentary), 1969.

Judy Utermeyer, Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales, HBO, 2003.

Presenter, The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Young in Heart, CBS, 1965.

Julia Barrington, "Barrington," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Captain's Gun," Harbourmaster (also known as Adventure at Scott Island), CBS, 1958.

"Fiddle Dee Dead," State Trooper, 1959.

"Small Bouquet," Alcoa Theater, CBS, 1959.

Prudence, "The Money Game," Mr. Lucky, 1959.

Judy Coyne, "Small Bouquet," Alcoa Theatre, 1959.

"Cold Kill," Tightrope, 1959.

Madelyn Terry, "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter," Perry Mason, CBS, 1960.

"Prisoner in Paradise," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1960.

D. J., "Christmas is a Legal Holiday," The Law and Mr. Jones, ABC, 1960.

"Nightmare in the Sun," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1961.

"The Craziest Race in Town," Straightaway, ABC, 1962.

Dorothy, "Will You Two Be My Wife?," Dick Van Dyke Show (also known as Head of the Family and The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show), CBS, 1963.

Anne Munroe, "Two Million Too Much," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1963.

"I Was a Spy for the F.O.B.," Dobie Gillis (also known as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), CBS, 1963.

June Bates, "Hidden Asset," Empire (also known as Big G), 1963.

Cissie Van Osten, "A Touching of Hands," Lieutenant, NBC, 1963.

Rachel Dent, "By His Own Verdict," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Lucy Garrison, "The Fenton Canaby Story," Wagon Train (also known as Major Adams, Trail Master), ABC, 1963.

"How Does Your Garden Grow?," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964.

Betty, "The Night the Monkey Died," The Greatest Show on Earth, ABC, 1964.

Elayna Scott, "The Case of the Nautical Knot," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.

Tutor, "A Woods Full of Question Marks," Ben Casey, 1964.

"The Old School Tie," Valentine's Day, ABC, 1964.

Inge, "I'm Through Being a Nice Guy," My Mother the Car, NBC, 1965.

Alma Sutton, "KAOS in Control," Get Smart, NBC, 1965.

Gerry Hart, "Young at Heart," Vacation Playhouse, 1965.

Frankie, "Desperate Minutes," My Mother the Car, NBC, 1966.

Herself, Dateline: Hollywood, CBS, 1967.

Dream Girl of '67, ABC, 1967.

Everybody's Talking, ABC, 1967.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC, 1968.

The Andy Williams Show, NBC, 1970.

The Smothers Brothers Show, NBC, 1975.

Julia Huntley, "A Death in the Family," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1984.

Emily Greydon, "My Fair David," Moonlighting, ABC, 1985.

Christina Golitsyn, "The Khrushchev List," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1987.

Nora Morgan, "Coal Miner's Slaughter," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Ellen Lombard, "Unauthorized Obituary," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Vivian Wood, "Other People's Mothers," My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994.

The elderly Constance MacArthur, "Reunion," The Visitor, Fox, 1997.

Cinnamon Carter, "Discards," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Older Lilly Unser, "Matryoshka," Millennium, Fox, 1998.

Mother Superior, "Saving Grace," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998.

Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Also appeared in Ben Casey, ABC; The Kraft Music Hall, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Seattle, WA, 1984.

Emily Stilson, Wings, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.

Winnie, Happy Days, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1986–87.

Also appeared as Kate Jerome, Broadway Bound, 1990; Lillian Cage, Mrs. Cage, 1994; in The Price, 1995; All Over the Map, 1995; Devorah, The Yiddish Trojan Women, 1996; Old Woman, The Chairs, 1997; Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, 1999.


Taped Readings:

(With others) Lost in Yonkers, L.A. Theatre Works, 2002.

(With Emily Bergl and Harriet Harris) Agnes of God, L.A. Theatre Works, 2002.



Good Housekeeping, July, 1996, p. 18.

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