Barbara Stanwyck Filmography
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress, model and dancer who, following a short but notable career on stage in the late 1920s, entered Hollywood for a prosperous 60-year career that saw her appearing in 85 movies apart from numerous TV shows. She became the highest-paid woman in the United States by 1944.
Starting with her first starring role in ‘The Locked Door’ (1929), she went on to appear in a diverse genre of movies: melodramas like 'Forbidden' (1932) and 'Stella Dallas' (1937), westerns like 'Union Pacific' (1939), thrillers such as 'Double Indemnity' (1944), to comedies like 'Remember the Night' (1940) and 'The Lady Eve' (1941). She moved to television in the 1960s and became very popular for her role in the Western series 'The Big Valley' (1965-69), which is considered one of her best roles.
Her film roles earned her four nominations for the 'Academy Award for Best Actress' – for ‘Stella Dallas’ (1937), ‘Ball of Fire’ (1941), ‘Double Indemnity’ (1944) and ‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ (1948). On television, she won three 'Emmy Awards' for her performances in 'The Barbara Stanwyck Show' (1961), 'The Big Valley' (1966) and 'The Thorn Birds' (1983) – the last of which also earned her a 'Golden Globe'.