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Barbara Ruick (Barbara Joan Ruick)

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Biography

Pasadena, California, USA
A bundle of bright sunshine and unabashed energy, lovely musical actress Barbara Ruick delighted audiences for over two decades. The brown-eyed singer/actress who admittedly came up short in the dancing department nevertheless toyed with top musical stardom in mid-1950s films and almost nabbed it. A vivacious beauty whose sparkling, fresh-faced appeal reminded one instantly of a Mitzi Gaynor or Vera-Ellen, Barbara's untimely death at age 41 robbed Hollywood of a tried-and-true talent.

She was born on December 23, 1930 in sunny Pasadena, California, the daughter of show biz professionals. Read more...

Actor

Character: Lorna Ellingboe

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis 1953

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Character: Reno Barmaid

California Split 1974

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Character: Peggy Richards

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Amoureause

Scaramouche 1952

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Character: Judith Kale

Climax! 1954

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