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Barbara Read

  • Birth 29 Dec 1917 Port Arthur, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 12 Dec 1963 Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Devotion, #120
  • Memorial ID 101683275

Actress. Read moved from Canada to Hollywood during the mid-1930s and landed her first film role in the comedy 'Three Smart Girls' in 1936, which starred Ray Milland and Alice Brady. Among films she went on to appear in were 'The Man Who Cried Wolf' (1937), 'The Crime of Doctor Hallet' (1938), 'Sorority House' (1939), 'Curtain Call' (1940) and 'Too Many Women' (1942). After changing her last name to Reed, she appeared as Margo Lane in 'The Shadow Returns', 'Behind The Mask' and 'The Missing Lady' all filmed in 1946. Her last film role was opposite Randolph Scott in the western, 'Coroner Creek' (1948). On television she appeared in the 1951 series, 'Racket Squad', where she met actor William Talman. They married in 1953 and had two children, but they divorced in August, 1960. Read, who appeared in more than 20 films during her career, died of an apparent suicide leaving notes behind blaming ill health for her actions.

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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 3 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101683275
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Read (29 Dec 1917–12 Dec 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101683275, citing Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .