Barbara Werle

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Barbara Werle
Barbara Werle 1978.jpg
Werle in 1978
Born Barbara May Theresa Werle
(1928-10-06)October 6, 1928
Mount Vernon, New York U.S.
Died January 1, 2013(2013-01-01) (aged 84)
Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1963-1976

Barbara Werle (October 6, 1928 – January 1, 2013) was an American actress and singer, best known for her role in Seconds (1966). 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.


Barbara May Theresa 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.[1] Her television credits ranged from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show; a starring role on the short-lived series, San Francisco International Airport, from 1970 to 1971; and recurring roles on the NBC television series, The Virginian, during the 1960s and 1970s.[1]


She retired to La Costa, California.[1] She sang as a soprano for the local St. Elizabeth Seton Traditional Choir from 2000 until 2012.[1] Her children include entertainment lawyer John Gregory Branca.


She died at age 84 on January 1, 2013, from undisclosed causes, at Carlsbad, California.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Barbara May Theresa Werle obituary". U-T San Diego. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Barbara Werle (1928-2013) Obituary". The Journal News. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 

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