Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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The Goodbye Girl
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Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1947) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968). She had a memorable role as Jodie`s future wife, Maggie Chandler, in the TV series Soap, playing a woman who turned Jodie`s gay character straight. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Rhoades began acting in the late 1960s.
She has had guest roles on various television series including It Takes a Thief, Ironside, Mannix, Columbo, Kojak, Alias Smith and Jones, Love, American Style, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man, Maude, Trapper John, M.D., and Murder, She Wrote. In 1989, she was cast as Jessica Gardner on the NBC soap opera Generations. On television into the 2000s, she appeared on a 2003 episode of Law & Order. She also had a recurring role as the private detective Maggie Chandler on Soap. A tall (5-foot-10), voluptuous redhead, Rhoades appeared in a number of 1970s films. They include There Was a Crooked Man... (1970), opposite Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda, and Up the Sandbox (1972) starring Barbra Streisand. She played a police officer, "No Balls" Hadley, in 1977`s The Choirboys and a hooker who picks up Art Carney along the road during his Oscar-winning performance in Harry and Tonto (1974). She also had a role in Neil Simon`s The Goodbye Girl (1977). Her last film appearance as of 2009 was in the 2007 movie First Born with Elisabeth Shue.
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Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1946) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968). She had a recurring role on Soap, as Maggie Chandler, Jodie Dallas' future wife.
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