How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Classic TV had no shortage of women named Barbara.

Names come and go in popularity. Looking back, it’s easy to pick out eras where certain names were common. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the name “Barbara” was everywhere from Beach Boys songs to the world’s most famous doll.

The name also popped up quite often in TV credits. Here are 12 famous women called Barbara from classic television. Can you fill in the right last name for each of them?

  1. This famous Barbra stopped by The Ed Sullivan Show early in her career. It's Barbra...
  2. This iconic journalist is Barbara...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. This classic TV star is Barbara...
  4. She was everyones favorite TV mom. It's Barbara...
  5. She played Perry Mason's right-hand woman. It's Barbara...
  6. This noir leading lady turned Western star is Barbara...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Before she was Ellie Ewing in Dallas she played Midge in Hitchcock's Vertigo. It's Barbara...
  8. She was Cinnamon Carter in Mission: Impossible. It's Barbara...
  9. She also starred in a Sixties spy series, although with more laughs. It's Barbara...
  10. This country singer played a talk show host in Baywatch. It's Barbara...
  11. This Green Acres star shares a name with a spice. It's Barbara...
  12. She appeared all over Sixties TV, including the memorable Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror". It's BarBara...

How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Your Result...

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FLETCH 5 hours ago
11 out of 12, just missed #7
rahaindy 10 hours ago
Missed #12 and guessed on others.
Wendy57 19 hours ago
11/12
Barbara Barbara Barbara !
Oh wait, that was Marsha 😄
johnnypatio 1 day ago
12/12. I guess I heard of most of them, I saw Barbara Pepper before and I think I remember Bel Geddes name a time or two. Couldn’t swear to it. Might as well brag.
dbalius 1 day ago
12/12…I guess I know my Babs.
Pastorgman 1 day ago
12/12. I guess I watched too much Telly as a kid! LoL!
Peter_Falk_Fan 1 day ago
Sometimes when I hear Barbara, I think of Pvt. "Stop calling me Barbara!" Babra in "Kelly's Heroes".
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