Queens, New York
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
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Barbara Nichols (December 30, 1929 '' October 5, 1976) was an actress who was something of a cross between a sex symbol and a character actress, a voluptous and attractive woman who usually played brassy secondary comic roles in a number of major films in the 1950s and 1960s.
Nichols was born Barbara Nickeraeur in Queens, New York. She began modeling for pinup magazines in the early-1950s and for a period worked as a stripper. In the mid-1950s, she moved to Hollywood and began regularly appearing in second leads in a number of films including Miracle in the Rain (1956), The King and Four Queens (1956), The Naked and the Dead (1957), The Pajama Game (1957), Pal Joey (1957), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), and That Kind of Woman (1958). On Broadway, she appeared in the 1952 revival of "Pal Joey" and in "Let It Ride" (1961).
Nichols was a very popular model in cheesecake magazines of the era and was considered a minor rival to Marilyn Monroe`s throne as the era`s sexiest blonde along with several other blonde bombshells including Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Cleo Moore, Diana Dors and Sheree North, although unlike the rest of them, Nichols rarely starred in films yet she had showy supporting roles in major films starring the likes of Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Sophia Loren, and Doris Day. One of her few starring roles was in the 1966 science fiction film The Human Duplicators.
Nichols was also a frequent guest star on many television series including The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, Batman, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Her last film was Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood in 1976.
Barbara Nichols died October 5, 1976 of a liver ailment at the age of 46.
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Barbara Marie Nickerauer
Woodrow Wilson High in Jamaica, Long Island, New York
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin
Barbara Marie Nickerauer (December 10, 1928 – October 5, 1976), better known as Barbara Nichols, was an American actress who played brassy comic roles in films in the 1950s and 1960s.
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passed away on 5th Oct 1976 aged 46. |||
Barbara Nichols passed away on 5th Oct 1976 aged 46.
Barbara Nichols was in relationships with Farley Granger (1960 - 0000), Ed Hand (1960), Steve Cochran (1958), Stanley Donen (1957), Bert E. Friedlob (1956), William Saroyan (1956 - 1957), Michael Rennie (1956), John Bromfield (1955 - 0000), Hal March (1955), Joel Grey (1955), Jack Carter (1954), Rickey Newberry (1953), Stan Rubin (1953), John Alden Talbot (0000) and Bill Cable.
She is rumoured to have hooked up with Gene Kelly.
Barbara Nichols is a 46 year old American Actress. Born Barbara Marie Nickerauer on 30th December, 1929 in Queens, New York and educated at Woodrow Wilson High in Jamaica, Long Island, New York, she is famous for Sweet Smell of Success (1957) in a career that spans 1953–1976. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Barbara Nichols is a member of the following lists:
People from Queens, New York,
20th-century American singers and
Actresses from Los Angeles, California.
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