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Barbara Britton Collection

During the early part of her career Barbara Britton appeared in a number of guy films, swashbucklers and Westerns. She found great success as The Revlon Girl on TV's The $64,000 Question and appeared on more than 100 magazine covers in one 24 month period.

Barbara Britton

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Barbara Britton
(1919 – 1980)

Barbara BrittonDuring a period when most starlets were being featured as pin-up girls to remind America's fighting men just what they were fighting for, Barbara Britton was being featured as a makeup and beauty products model to show American women how to fight for their men! Over one 24 month span, her picture was displayed on the covers of more than 100 different magazine covers, including Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Home Companion, and McCall's. One article read "Today Barbara Britton's picture has appeared on more national magazine covers than any other motion picture actress in the world." Interestingly, her film career was largely built on "guy pictures", which is to say swashbucklers and Westerns.

Born Barbara Maurine Brantingham in Long Beach, California, 1919, the hazel-eyed blond came from a very religious family and taught Sunday School for a time. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and majored in speech and drama at Long Beach City College. Her original plans were to be a speech teacher, but as her schooling progressed she became more interested in acting. Her very conservative parents were not amused when she began to work in local productions.

There are two different stories of Barbara's "discovery". The more popular version has it that while representing Long Beach in the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 1941, a Paramount talent scout saw her picture on the front page of a local newspaper, and began to hunt the pretty girl down to offer her a screen test. Another version claims that the talent scout saw her in a college production of The Old Maid, and "three weeks later she was signed by Paramount Pictures as a stock player."

The studio complained that Brantingham was too long to fit on a marquee, so Barbara chose the cherished family name of Britton for a stage name. She had small parts in the western film Secrets of the Wasteland and the Bob Hope musical Louisiana Purchase in 1941. The three films Barbara is best known for are Captain Kidd (1945) with Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott, The Virginian (1946) with Joel McCrea, and Gunfighters (1947), again with Randolph Scott. Barbara appeared in 26 films during the Forties.

Britton in Mr and Mrs NorthMoving to the small screen was a relatively easy transition for pretty Barbara. She was most recognizable during the live broadcast era, doing commercial spots for Revlon Beauty products on The $64,000 Question. Her Revlon association was also responsible for getting her on all those magazine covers. During the 1952 to 1954 seasons, Barbara starred with Richard Denning on the TV version of Mr. and Mrs. North. The program had been on radio since 1942, starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. Britton and Denning took over the radio roles at the beginning of the TV series and kept them for a year after the TV show was cancelled.

Barbara starred as Laura Petrie with Carl Reiner in the pilot Head of the Family in 1949. The pilot was not successful, so Reiner retooled the concept to create The Dick Van Dyke Show and the role of Laura went to Mary Tyler Moore.

Back in 1944, Barbara had a nervous breakdown brought on by overwork and exhaustion. A friend at the studio recommended the services of a physician and psychoanalyst named Dr. Eugene Czukor. Barbara not only made a full recovery, she fell in love with her doctor! They were married on April 2, 1945, when Barbara was 24 and Czukor was 48. They had two kids and remained together for the rest of her life. Barbara Britton died of pancreatic cancer on January 17, 1980. She was 60. Czukor passed away in 1989.

A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine St was dedicated on February 8, 1960, to honor Barbara Britton's contributions to Television.

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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 21 hours, 48 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 21 hours 48 minutes
    2. Ft 491102 142 King Otoole And Saint Kevin.mp3
    3. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I.mp3
    4. Gaor730700 Gale Storm And Barbara Britton.mp3
    5. Lux 441023 Story Of Dr Wassell Gary Cooper Barbara Britton.mp3
    6. Lux Radio Theater 441023 454 Story Of Dr Wassell.mp3
    7. Mail Call 440913 109 Louise Albritton.mp3
    8. Mr And Mrs North 410000 Murder For Sale.mp3
    9. Mr And Mrs North 530630 Coat Of Arms.mp3
    10. Mr And Mrs North 530707 Comic.mp3
    11. Mr And Mrs North 530714 Bet On Murder.mp3
    12. Mr And Mrs North 530721 Saint Of George Street.mp3
    13. Mr And Mrs North 530728 Family Affair.mp3
    14. Mr And Mrs North 530804 Diamond Noose.mp3
    15. Mr And Mrs North 530901 No Vacation From Murder.mp3
    16. Mr And Mrs North 530929 House Of Hate.mp3
    17. Mr And Mrs North 531020 Masquerade.mp3
    18. Mr And Mrs North 531027 Runaway From Murder.mp3
    19. Mr And Mrs North 531110 Death Comes In Cans.mp3
    20. Mr And Mrs North 531117 Dance Of Death No Close.mp3
    21. Mr And Mrs North 531124 Shoot To Kill.mp3
    22. Mr And Mrs North 531201 Death Is Forever.mp3
    23. Mr And Mrs North 531208 Man With Rifle.mp3
    24. Mr And Mrs North 531215 Too Late To Die.mp3
    25. Mr And Mrs North 531222 Background For Murder.mp3
    26. Mr And Mrs North 531229 Witness.mp3
    27. Mr And Mrs North 540126 Snowbound.mp3
    28. Mr And Mrs North 540202 Cry Foul.mp3
    29. Mr And Mrs North 540209 Colletors Item.mp3
    30. Mr And Mrs North 540223 Winter Honeymoon.mp3
    31. Mr And Mrs North 540302 Cross My Heart.mp3
    32. Mr And Mrs North 540525 Two Deaths For Hero.mp3
    33. Mr And Mrs North 540919 Operation Murder.mp3
    34. Mr And Mrs North 541004 Nightwalk Part 1.mp3
    35. Mr And Mrs North 541005 Nightwalk Part 2.mp3
    36. Mr And Mrs North 541006 Nightwalk Part 3.mp3
    37. Mr And Mrs North 541007 Nightwalk Part 4.mp3
    38. Mr And Mrs North 541008 Nightwalk Part 5.mp3
    39. Mr And Mrs North Checkmate.mp3
    40. Mr And Mrs North Crooked Ring.mp3
    41. Mr And Mrs North Deadly Innocence.mp3
    42. Mr And Mrs North Diehard.mp3
    43. Mr And Mrs North Fallen Star.mp3
    44. Mr And Mrs North Touch Of Death.mp3
    45. Screen Guild Theater 440131 181 Lucky Jordan.mp3
    46. Screen Guild Theater 460603 Lightnin.mp3
    47. Screen Guild Theater 460916 Arrowsmith.mp3
    48. Screen Guild Theater 501005 476 Champagne For Caesar.mp3
    49. Theater Five 650614 Manor House.mp3
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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 21 hours, 48 min
    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 48 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 21 hours 48 minutes
    2. Ft 491102 142 King Otoole And Saint Kevin.mp3
    3. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I.mp3
    4. Gaor730700 Gale Storm And Barbara Britton.mp3
    5. Lux 441023 Story Of Dr Wassell Gary Cooper Barbara Britton.mp3
    6. Lux Radio Theater 441023 454 Story Of Dr Wassell.mp3
    7. Mail Call 440913 109 Louise Albritton.mp3
    8. Mr And Mrs North 410000 Murder For Sale.mp3
    9. Mr And Mrs North 530630 Coat Of Arms.mp3
    10. Mr And Mrs North 530707 Comic.mp3
    11. Mr And Mrs North 530714 Bet On Murder.mp3
    12. Mr And Mrs North 530721 Saint Of George Street.mp3
    13. Mr And Mrs North 530728 Family Affair.mp3
    14. Mr And Mrs North 530804 Diamond Noose.mp3
    15. Mr And Mrs North 530901 No Vacation From Murder.mp3
    16. Mr And Mrs North 530929 House Of Hate.mp3
    17. Mr And Mrs North 531020 Masquerade.mp3
    18. Mr And Mrs North 531027 Runaway From Murder.mp3
    19. Mr And Mrs North 531110 Death Comes In Cans.mp3
    20. Mr And Mrs North 531117 Dance Of Death No Close.mp3
    21. Mr And Mrs North 531124 Shoot To Kill.mp3
    22. Mr And Mrs North 531201 Death Is Forever.mp3
    23. Mr And Mrs North 531208 Man With Rifle.mp3
    24. Mr And Mrs North 531215 Too Late To Die.mp3
    25. Mr And Mrs North 531222 Background For Murder.mp3
    26. Mr And Mrs North 531229 Witness.mp3
    27. Mr And Mrs North 540126 Snowbound.mp3
    28. Mr And Mrs North 540202 Cry Foul.mp3
    29. Mr And Mrs North 540209 Colletors Item.mp3
    30. Mr And Mrs North 540223 Winter Honeymoon.mp3
    31. Mr And Mrs North 540302 Cross My Heart.mp3
    32. Mr And Mrs North 540525 Two Deaths For Hero.mp3
    33. Mr And Mrs North 540919 Operation Murder.mp3
    34. Mr And Mrs North 541004 Nightwalk Part 1.mp3
    35. Mr And Mrs North 541005 Nightwalk Part 2.mp3
    36. Mr And Mrs North 541006 Nightwalk Part 3.mp3
    37. Mr And Mrs North 541007 Nightwalk Part 4.mp3
    38. Mr And Mrs North 541008 Nightwalk Part 5.mp3
    39. Mr And Mrs North Checkmate.mp3
    40. Mr And Mrs North Crooked Ring.mp3
    41. Mr And Mrs North Deadly Innocence.mp3
    42. Mr And Mrs North Diehard.mp3
    43. Mr And Mrs North Fallen Star.mp3
    44. Mr And Mrs North Touch Of Death.mp3
    45. Screen Guild Theater 440131 181 Lucky Jordan.mp3
    46. Screen Guild Theater 460603 Lightnin.mp3
    47. Screen Guild Theater 460916 Arrowsmith.mp3
    48. Screen Guild Theater 501005 476 Champagne For Caesar.mp3
    49. Theater Five 650614 Manor House.mp3
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    48 recordings on 26 Audio CDs. Total playtime 21 hours, 48 min
    48 recordings on 26 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 48 min

    Barbara Britton Disc A001

    1. Mr And Mrs North Checkmate
    2. Mr And Mrs North Crooked Ring

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    Barbara Britton Disc A002

    1. Mr And Mrs North Deadly Innocence
    2. Mr And Mrs North Diehard

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    Barbara Britton Disc A003

    1. Mr And Mrs North Fallen Star
    2. Mr And Mrs North Touch Of Death

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    Barbara Britton Disc A004

    1. Mr And Mrs North 410000 Murder For Sale
    2. Screen Guild Theater 440131 181 Lucky Jordan

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    Barbara Britton Disc A005

    1. Mail Call 440913 109 Louise Albritton

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    Barbara Britton Disc A006

    1. Lux 441023 Story Of Dr Wassell Gary Cooper Barbara Britton

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    Barbara Britton Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio Theater 441023 454 Story Of Dr Wassell

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    Barbara Britton Disc A008

    1. Screen Guild Theater 460603 Lightnin
    2. Screen Guild Theater 460916 Arrowsmith

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    Barbara Britton Disc A009

    1. Ft 491102 142 King Otoole And Saint Kevin

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    Barbara Britton Disc A010

    1. Screen Guild Theater 501005 476 Champagne For Caesar

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    Barbara Britton Disc A011

    1. Mr And Mrs North 530630 Coat Of Arms
    2. Mr And Mrs North 530707 Comic

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    Barbara Britton Disc A012

    1. Mr And Mrs North 530714 Bet On Murder
    2. Mr And Mrs North 530721 Saint Of George Street

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    Barbara Britton Disc A013

    1. Mr And Mrs North 530728 Family Affair
    2. Mr And Mrs North 530804 Diamond Noose

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    Barbara Britton Disc A014

    1. Mr And Mrs North 530901 No Vacation From Murder
    2. Mr And Mrs North 530929 House Of Hate

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    Barbara Britton Disc A015

    1. Mr And Mrs North 531020 Masquerade
    2. Mr And Mrs North 531027 Runaway From Murder

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    Barbara Britton Disc A016

    1. Mr And Mrs North 531110 Death Comes In Cans
    2. Mr And Mrs North 531117 Dance Of Death No Close

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    Barbara Britton Disc A017

    1. Mr And Mrs North 531124 Shoot To Kill
    2. Mr And Mrs North 531201 Death Is Forever

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    Barbara Britton Disc A018

    1. Mr And Mrs North 531208 Man With Rifle
    2. Mr And Mrs North 531215 Too Late To Die

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    Barbara Britton Disc A019

    1. Mr And Mrs North 531222 Background For Murder
    2. Mr And Mrs North 531229 Witness

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    Barbara Britton Disc A020

    1. Mr And Mrs North 540126 Snowbound
    2. Mr And Mrs North 540202 Cry Foul

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    Barbara Britton Disc A021

    1. Mr And Mrs North 540209 Colletors Item
    2. Mr And Mrs North 540223 Winter Honeymoon

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    Barbara Britton Disc A022

    1. Mr And Mrs North 540302 Cross My Heart
    2. Mr And Mrs North 540525 Two Deaths For Hero

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    Barbara Britton Disc A023

    1. Mr And Mrs North 540919 Operation Murder
    2. Mr And Mrs North 541004 Nightwalk Part 1
    3. Mr And Mrs North 541005 Nightwalk Part 2

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    Barbara Britton Disc A024

    1. Mr And Mrs North 541006 Nightwalk Part 3
    2. Mr And Mrs North 541007 Nightwalk Part 4
    3. Mr And Mrs North 541008 Nightwalk Part 5

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    Barbara Britton Disc A025

    1. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I
    2. Theater Five 650614 Manor House

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    Barbara Britton Disc A026

    1. Gaor730700 Gale Storm And Barbara Britton

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