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Barbara Stuart
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Barbara Ann McNeese

(1930-01-03)January 3, 1930
Died May 15, 2011(2011-05-15) (aged 81)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954-2006
Known for Bachelor Party
Pete and Gladys
Spouse(s) Dick Gautier (m. 1967; div. 1979)

Barbara Stuart (born Barbara Ann McNeese; January 3, 1930 – May 15, 2011) was an American actress.

Barbara Stuart starred as Violet Ryder in the Perry Mason episode “The Guilty Clients” in 1961.

Early years

Born in Paris, Illinois, Stuart was raised in Hume, Illinois. Following her high school graduation, she studied acting at the Schuster-Martin School of Drama in Cincinnati before moving to New York City, where she studied under Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.


On stage, Stuart performed in the national touring company of Lunatics and Lovers. In the early 1960s, she was a showgirl in Las Vegas. She also appeared in the films Marines, Let's Go (1961), Hellfighters (1968), Airplane! (1980), Bachelor Party (1984), and Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (1997).

Stuart's roles in TV programs include those shown in the table below:

Program Role
The Texan Poker Alice, episode "The Taming of Rio Nada," 1957
The George Burns Show Lily
Peter Gunn as Candy Lane, S3, E24, "Come Dance with Me and Die." (1961)
Perry Mason as Maizie Freitag, in "The Case of the Brazen Bequest" (S5E12-1961)
The Cara Williams Show Miss Hartley, episode "Get the Lead Out," 1964
The Andy Griffith Show Pat Blake, episode "TV or Not TV," 1965
The Dick Van Dyke Show Maureen Core AKA 'Marine Corps'
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Bunny
The Great Gildersleeve Bessie
The McLean Stevenson Show Peggy Ferguson
The Twilight Zone Edith Rogers, "A Thing About Machines" (S2E4-1960)
Pete and Gladys Alice
The Queen & I Wilma Winslow
Batman Rocket (year two, episodes 31 and 32)
Three's Company Mrs. Medford, episode "Chrissy's Cousin" (S5E7-1980)
Martha, episode "Jack's Double Date (S7E17-1983)
The Untouchables Thelma Devores (The George 'Bugs' Moran Story) 1959

In the early 1990s, Stuart performed in dinner theaters.

Personal life and death

Stuart married actor Dick Gautier in 1967. Their honeymoon was canceled by her hospitalization for a blood clot in her leg. She was in the hospital for eight months as the clot moved to her lung and she developed pneumonia.

On May 15, 2011, she died at a nursing home in St. George, Utah, aged 81.

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