March 23, 1946 |
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Barbara Rhodes
|Spouse(s)||Bernie Orenstein (1979-present)|
Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1946) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968). She had a recurring role on Soap, as Maggie Chandler, Jodie Dallas' future wife.
Born in 1946 in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was raised, Rhoades began acting in the late 1960s, playing guest roles on, among other television series, It Takes a Thief, Ironside (3 episodes, including "Dora", as actress who is paid to fake an attempted rape), Mannix, McMillan and Wife, Columbo, Kojak, Alias Smith and Jones, Love, American Style, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man, Maude, Trapper John, M.D., and Murder, She Wrote. She was a regular cast member of the 1977 situation comedy Busting Loose, portraying Melody Feebeck.
Rhoades appeared in a number of 1970s films. They include There Was a Crooked Man... (1970), opposite Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda, and Up the Sandbox (1972) starring Barbra Streisand. She played a police officer, "No Balls" Hadley, in 1977's The Choirboys and a Vegas hooker who picks up Art Carney along the road during his Oscar-winning performance in Harry and Tonto (1974). She appeared in The Goodbye Girl (1977) and, unfortunately, Scream Blacula, Scream (1973). In 2007, she appeared in First Born with Elisabeth Shue.
She joined the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2011, playing the recurring role of Irene Manning, childhood best friend of Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak). She was also a frequent panelist on the popular game show Match Game '78, hosted by Gene Rayburn.
|1968||The Shakiest Gun in the West||Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings|
|Don't Just Stand There!||Kendall Flanagan|
|1970||There Was a Crooked Man...||Miss Jessie Brundidge|
|1972||Up the Sandbox||Dr. Bolden|
|1973||Scream Blacula Scream||Elaine|
|Little Cigars||Helen||Credited as Barbara Rhodes
Alternative title: The Little Cigars Mob
|1974||Harry and Tonto||Stephanie|
|1976||The Great Houdini||Margery Crandon|
|1977||The Choirboys||No Balls Hadley|
|1977||The Goodbye Girl||Donna|
|1968||The Virginian||Josie||Episode: "With Help from Ulysses"|
|1968||It Takes a Thief||Hilda||Episode: "A Spot of Trouble"|
|1969||Love, American Style||Bunny||Season 1, Episode 2, Vignette: "Love and the Unlikely Couple"
Credited as Barbara Rhodes
|1970||The Partridge Family||La Von||Episode: "Danny and the Mob"|
|1971||Bewitched||Aretha||Episode: "The House That Uncle Arthur Built "|
|1972||McCloud||Susan||Episode: "Give My Regrets to Broadway"|
|1972||Mission: Impossible||Vicki Wells||1 episode|
|1972-1973||McMillan and Wife||4 episodes|
|1973||Kojak||Joanna Ferro||Episode: "Web of Death"|
|1973||Night Gallery||Julie||Episode: "Something in the Woodwork"|
|1974||Happy Days||Bubbles McCall||Episode: "The Skin Game"|
|1974||Nakia||Jackie Thayer||Episode: "Roots of Anger"|
|1975||Petrocelli||Virginia Halima||1 episode|
|1975||Ellery Queen||Veronica Vale||1 episode|
|1975||Columbo||Joyce||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|1976||The Blue Knight||Carrie||4 episodes|
|1976||Sanford and Son||Gladys||3 episodes|
|1977||Busting Loose||Melody Feebeck||Regular (21 episodes)|
|1977||"Match Game"||Herself ('77-'82)||1978||The Love Boat||Di Di Donnelly||1 episode|
|1978||Maude||Maggie Gallagher||1 episode|
|1978||The Eddie Capra Mysteries||Alicia||Episode "Murder! Murder!"|
|1979||Hanging In||Maggie Gallagher||4 episodes|
|1980–1981||Soap||Maggie Chandler||10 episodes|
|1982||Magnum, P.I.||Marcella Ziller||1 episode|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Barbara Stevenson||1 episode|
|1985||Cagney & Lacey||Cece Wentworth||1 episode|
|1986||You Again?||Maggie Davis||4 episodes|
|1988||Charles in Charge||Pat Walker||1 episode|
|1990||Father Dowling Mysteries||Daphne Dumont||1 episode|
|1991||Over My Dead Body||Det. Loraine McBride||1 episode|
|1993||Diagnosis Murder||Marcy Blake||1 episode|
|2003||Law & Order||Kathy McGarity||1 episode|
|2011||One Life to Live||Irene Manning|
- Born 1946 per familysearch.org, giving her age at 32 in February 1979 when she married Bernie Orenstein; also, Intelius gives her age as of October 6, 2016 as 70.
- "Barbara Rhoades profile at". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
- Barbara Rhoades at the Internet Movie Database