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Port Arthur, Canada
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Laguna Beach, California, USA
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Three Smart Girls
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Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, Read relocated to Hollywood during the mid-1930s. Her first film appearance was a small role in the 1936 comedy film Three Smart Girls, which starred Binnie Barnes, Ray Milland, and Alice Brady. From 1937 through 1939 Read appeared in nine films, most notably with a lead starring role in The Spellbinder, opposite Lee Tracy. From 1940 through 1948 she would appear in eleven films. Her most remembered role was portraying "Margo Lane" in three films from The Shadow series, starring opposite Kane Richmond. She and Richmond teamed together in The Shadow Returns, Behind the Mask, and The Missing Lady, all in 1946. Her last role was alongside Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman in the 1948 western Coroner Creek. She died of an apparent suicide on December 12, 1963, in Laguna Beach, California.
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Barbara Read, also known as Barbara Reed, (December 29, 1917 â€“ December 12, 1963) was a Canadian-American film actress of the 1930s and 1940s, who appeared in twenty-one films during her career.
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passed away on 12th Dec 1963 aged 45. |||
Barbara Read passed away on 12th Dec 1963 aged 45.
Barbara Read was in relationships with William Talman (1953 - 1960) and Willard Josephy (1947).
Barbara Read is a 45 year old Canadian Actress. Born on 29th December, 1917 in Port Arthur, Canada, she is famous for Three Smart Girls. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Barbara Read is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Ontario,
20th-century Canadian actresses and
Canadian film actresses.
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