Joanna Barnes, veteran film and television actress best known to many for her roles in the classic 1961 film Parents’ trap To paraphrase 1998, Matt. She was 87 years old. to me The Hollywood ReporterBarnes died Friday at her home in Sea Ranch, California, with her friend Sally Jackson, telling the outlet that Barnes had been dealing with “multiple health issues.”
Originally in 1961 Parents’ trapBarnes played gold digger Vicki Robinson who plans to send Susan Evers (Hayley Mills) to boarding school upon marrying Susan’s father, though her plan is thwarted when Susan and her identical twin sister Sharon (Mills)—who switch identities—plan. Break things apart by bringing their parents back together. Barnes ended up playing Vicki Blake, the mother of Meredith Blake who would fit in as Vicky Robinson in the 1998 remake of Lindsay Lohan.
In addition to her roles in Parents’ trapAlso includes extensive Barnes film credits home before darkAnd SpartacusAnd war chariot. Barnes also played Jane in 1959 Tarzan, the monkey man. She has also appeared in several TV projects as well, including the series 21 Bacon StreetAnd O’Brien’s Trials And Dateline Hollywoodas well as appearances Beverly HillbillysAnd fantasy islandAnd BensonAnd Hart to HartMillionaire manixAnd She wrote the murderAnd cheers.
Outside of her work in film and television, Barnes has also been a regular book reviewer for Los Angeles Times Also, Touching Home wrote a joint column on interior design. Barnes was also the author of several novels, including the 1970s scammers It tells the story of a young actress who grew up in Hollywood and the 1980s Pastura which has been described as California Gone with the Wind.
Barnes is survived by two sisters, Lali Barnes Freeman and Judith Barnes Wood, as well as her children from her marriage to Jack Lionel Warner, John, Laura, and Louise.