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Barbara Jo Allen

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Comedienne/writer Barbara Jo Allen induced laughs nationwide after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster "Vera Vague," a WWII creation in the late 1930s. She kept the name throughout much of her career and was often billed as such. The character, however, was to be both her fortune and her curse.

Barbara was born on Fifth Avenue in New York City on September 2, 1906. She developed a deep passion for entertaining in high school and appeared in many of her school plays. After graduating, she went to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Ms. Konk

Broadway Melody of 1940 1940

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Character: Veronica Whipple

Melody Ranch 1940

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Character: Adelaide Barnett

Melody and Moonlight 1940

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Character: Lady coming out of ladies room on train during the posse episode

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Mademoiselle Gloria

Larceny, Inc. 1942

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Character: Matilda Jones

Get Going 1943

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Character: Vera Watson

Rosie the Riveter 1944

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Character: Suzie Banks

Girl Rush 1944

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Character: Goliath II's Mother

Goliath II 1960

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