Werle in 1966
|Born||Barbara May Theresa Werle
October 6, 1928
Mount Vernon, New York U.S.
|Died||January 1, 2013
Barbara May Theresa Werle (October 6, 1928 – January 1, 2013) was an American actress and singer, best known for her role in 1966 Seconds. Her other film credits included Battle of the Bulge in 1965; the 1965 musical comedy, Harum Scarum; The Rare Breed in 1966; Gunfight in Abilene in 1967; Charro! in 1969; Krakatoa, East of Java in 1969; and Gone with the West in 1975.
Werle was born on October 6, 1928, in Mount Vernon, New York. She became a ballroom dancer after graduating from high school, winning the acclaimed Harvest Moon Ball in the early 1950s. As part of the dance team Barbara and Mansell, she toured the U.S. Her television credits ranged from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show; a starring role on the short-lived series, San Francisco International Airport, opposite Lloyd Bridges and Clu Gulager, from 1970 to 1971; and recurring roles on the NBC television series, The Virginian, during the 1960s and 1970s.
She retired to La Costa, California. She sang as a soprano for the local St. Elizabeth Seton Traditional Choir from 2000 until 2012. Her children include entertainment lawyer John Gregory Branca.
She died at age 84 on January 1, 2013.
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