Dana, Barbara 1940-

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Dana, Barbara 1940-


Born December 28, 1940, in New York, NY; daughter of Richard (a writer and actor) and Mildred (an actress; maiden name, Ferry) Dana; married Alan Arkin (an actor), June 16, 1964; children: Anthony, Matthew, Adam. Education: Attended Quintano's School for Young Professionals.


Actress, writer.


Film Appearances:

P. J. (also known as New Face in Hell), Universal, 1968.

Nun, Inspector Clouseau, United Artists, 1968.

Receptionist, Popi, Herbert B. Leonard, 1969.

Cameo appearance, The Monitors, Astral, 1969.

Donna Compere, The Wrong Damn Film, 1975.

Virginia, Fire Sale, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.

Theresa the bank teller, The In-Laws, Warner Bros., 1979.

Betty, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Gladys, Our National Parks, M-J, 2005.

Ada Purdy, Raising Flagg, Palisades, 2006.

Film Producer:

Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon, I'mnd, 1993.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Sandy Clifton, Harry, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laura Vining, "Whisper of Evil," The United States Steel Hour (also known as The U.S. Steel Hour), CBS, 1959.

Ann Lander, "Verdict of 12," Bus Stop, ABC, 1962.

Beverly, "Hold for Gloria Christmas," Naked City, ABC, 1962.

Lucy Colman, "Circle of Choice," The Nurses (also known as The Doctors and the Nurses), CBS, 1963.

Betty Jo Unger, "End of the Line," The Fugitive, ABC, 1965.

Esther Neily, "The Combatants," Medical Center, CBS, 1970.

Phyllis, "131," Sesame Street, PBS, 1970.

Veterinarian, "Lust," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), 2002.

Mrs. Howell, "America, Inc.," Law & Order, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Petra Stockmann, An Enemy of the People (also known as Arthur Miller's Adaptation of "An Enemy of the People"), 1966.

Tina Cryder, Daughter of the Mind, 1969.

Edna, June Moon, 1974.

Louise Dole, The Other Side of Hell (also known as The Next Howling Wind), 1978.

Ada Purdy, Necessary Parties, 1988.



Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, 1981.

Arigo, New Crime, 2000.

Television Movies:

Necessary Parties, 1988.