Barbara Eden of 'I Dream of Jeannie' Proves She's Not Aging by Still Looking Stunning at 87
It’s surprising how some celebrities manage to look way younger than their actual age. Barbara Eden is one of such actors who looks as stunning as ever, even in her late 80s.
The “I Dream of Jeannie” actress, who still turns heads on the red carpet, makes 87 look gorgeous. Talk about good genes!
Barbara became one of the most beloved faces on TV when she starred in the hit NBC sitcom in her early 30s. The Arizona native had already appeared on series like “I Love Lucy” and “Father Knows Best” along with “The Johnny Carson Show” where she appeared as a regular guest.
The actress shot to fame and never looked back ever since she was cast in the iconic show.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Barbara wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. The actress’ parents got divorced after she was born and her mother married a telephone lineman named Harrison Huffman later on. Although times got harder when The Great Depression took its toll on her family, they remained close.
As a teen, Barbara earned a few bucks by singing with bands at local night clubs in San Francisco. Eventually, she got an opportunity to join the Actors Equity union when she was 16 years old.
While she studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Barbara attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After her graduation, she went on to study theater at the City College of San Francisco.
Hollywood could not stay immune to her beauty and charm for long. After making an appearance in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, Barbara went on to appear in popular series including “The Millionaire”, “Perry Mason”, “Father Knows Best”, and “I Love Lucy.”
Her career took a major turn when she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox Studios and eventually starred in the movie “A Private’s Affair” alongside Gary Crosby and “Flaming Star” alongside Elvis Presley.
WHAT IS BARBARA UP TO THESE DAYS?
Barbara released her memoir titled “Jeannie Out of the Bottle” in 2011, which became the Number 1 New York Times bestseller.
Recently, Barbara opened up about how she loved working with Larry Hagman in the series which aired from 1965 to 1970. “It was not work. It was just--our timing was right. I can’t even explain it. It was wonderful,” she said.