Joanna Barnes, the veteran actress who starred in both versions of The parent trapdied at the age of 89.
The actress died on Friday (April 29) at her home in California. Her friend Sally Jackson announced her death, saying she died of “multiple health issues.”
Barnes was best known for playing Vicky Robinson in the 1961 film – a delightfully evil, scheming woman who marries a father of twins (whom she hates) for his money The parent trap.
In the 1998 remake, she played Vicki Blake, Robinson’s mother.
She also acted in the films Home before dark, Spartacus and The war chariot and the TV series 21 Beacon Street, The Trials of O’Brien, and Dateline Hollywood.
Barnes had a guest role The Millionaire Mannix Murder She Wroteand applause.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as debutante Gloria Upson in 1958 aunt mom
In addition to acting, she wrote novels, including The scammers, who is Carla Hart, Pastora and silverwood.
In 1973, Barnes told newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner that she liked to write because “it’s something you do yourself. When you win an Oscar or an Emmy in acting, you have everyone to thank. When you write a book, it is entirely your own.”
She is survived by her two sisters, Lally Barnes Freeman and Judith Barnes Wood, and her late husband Jack Lionel Warner’s three children: John Barnes, Laura Warner and Louise Warner.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/joanna-barnes-parent-trap-death-cause-b2069406.html Death of Joanna Barnes: The star of the two Parent Trap films dies at the age of 87