Barbara Feldon is an American actress who left an indelible mark in the minds of the American audiences. Feldon is reputed for taking up character roles with aplomb, and she didn’t rely too much on glamor. If one goes through her career graph the roles done by her would be slightly out-of-the-way and eccentric.
It is said that Barbara was interested in dressing since her age of two. The television show The $64000 Question, where she emerged the winner, paved her way to modeling and commercials. Then she entered into television industry, and she seized over a dozen roles. Barara also concentrated on being a voice-over artist.
Barbara Feldon gave birth on March 12, 1933, in Butler, Pennsylvania.She did her graduation from Bethel Park high school and trained at Pittsburgh Playhouse.In 1955, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in drama from Carnegie Institute of Technology.
The most prominent role of Barbara was that of agent 99 on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart. In agent 99 she starred opposite comedian Don Adams, who portrayed Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86. In the beginning stage of her career, she involved herself in small roles in television series.
Barbara Feldon married twice in her life, and both the relations didn’t last long.
Barbara featured in television series including Twelve O’clock High, Flipper, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E in the 1960s. In 1964, she appeared in “Try to find a Spy. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series in 1968 and 1969. She also made some guest appearances on The Dean Martin Show. Her television movies include Let`s Switch!, A vacation in Hell, etc.
During the early 80s, Barbara anchored the famous television show, entitled The 80s Show.
Barbara Feldon also appeared in feature films including Fitzwilly, Smile and No Deposit, and No Return.
Barbara is a proficient writer and perhaps that`s the reason she is no longer bent on performing. She wrote a book, Living alone and loving it, in 2003. In an interview, Barbara stated that she preferred to be someone who led her life to the fullest. Besides acting, Barbara is also involved in jogging and taking singing classes.