Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model and dancer.A stage, film, and television star, she was known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional for her strong, realistic screen presence.
Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York, to working class parents Catherine Ann (McPhee) and Byron E. Stevens. Her father, from Massachusetts, had English ancestry, and her Canadian mother, from Nova Scotia, was of Scottish and Irish descent.
why barbara stanwyck dislikes lee majors - & what he did to deserve it by Julie Jackson. Barbara Stanwyck, the fifty-nine-year-old movie star with the girlish waist and hair that turned prematurely gray thirty years ago, has little in common with the twenty-eight-year-old guy from Kentucky who plays here son the "The Big Valley" TV series.
Barbara Parkins is now a photographer and an advocate for endangered wildlife. Personal life. In the late 1960s, Parkins was linked to several men, including Omar Sharif, Adam West, David Hedison and Marcel Marceau, but insisted most of the stories were made up by gossip magazines. 
William Holden, Actor: Stalag 17. William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College, he was signed ...