Elizabeth Baur

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Elizabeth Baur
Andrew Duggan Elizabeth Baur Lancer 1968.JPG
Andrew Duggan and Elizabeth Baur, 1968
Born (1947-12-01) December 1, 1947 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968–1993

Elizabeth Baur (born December 1, 1947) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Officer Fran Belding on the original Ironside and Teresa O'Brien on the CBS western series, Lancer, with Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, and Paul Brinegar.

Personal life[edit]

Elizabeth Baur was born in Los Angeles, California. Juanita Gless, her great-grandmother, was an early settler of California who came from the Basque area of France.[1] Actress Sharon Gless is Baur's first cousin.[2]

Her father, Jack Baur, was a veteran casting director at 20th Century Fox,[3] and did not want his daughter in the industry.[4] She attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and was a student at Los Angeles Valley College "for a year and three-quarters."[3]

She left college to join a 20th Century Fox program for training actors. The group included Jacqueline Bisset, James Brolin, and Lyle Waggoner.[5]

Ironside[edit]

Baur succeeded Barbara Anderson in portraying a female detective on NBC television's Ironside, as her character of Fran Belding replaced Anderson's Eve Whitfield. In 1972, she told a reporter: "They interviewed 100 girls for this role. Then they had 14 of us come in and read for the part. Finally they gave seven of us screen tests. I was really surprised they chose me."[6] Two years later, she said, "Officer Fran Belding is the hardest part I've ever had to play, because she's so straight, so normal."[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role
1968 The Boston Strangler Harriet Fordin
1993 The Return of Ironside Fran Belding
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1968 Batman Fourth Policewoman One episode: "Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club"
1968–1970 Lancer Teresa O'Brien Fifty-one episodes
1970 Daniel Boone Virginia One episode: "Noblesse Oblige"
The Young Rebels Rachel One episode: "The Infiltrator"
1971 Room 222 Meaghan One episode: "Cheating"
Nanny and the Professor Susan Baxter One episode: "The Communication Gap"
1971–1975 Ironside Fran Belding Eighty-nine episodes:
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Fran Bleding One episode: "Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II" (crossover appearance)
Emergency! Sister Barbara One episode: "Saddled"
1975 S.W.A.T. Dr. Ellen Benton One episode: "Silent Night, Deadly Night"
1977 ABC Weekend Specials Annabel One episode: "Valentine's Second Chance"
1978 Police Woman Joslyn Westmore One episode: "Flip of a Coin"
1981 Fantasy Island Lucy Carson One episode: "The Man from Yesterday/World's Most Desirable Woman"
1984 Remington Steele Margie Kelsey One episode: "Second Base Steele"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elizabeth Baur Seeks Greater Challenges". The Logansport Press. September 11, 1969. p. 2. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Scott, Vernon (January 28, 1976). "Days Long for Actress". News-Journal. p. 16. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b Martin, Bob (February 18, 1973). "Elizabeth Baur's a pistol-packin' cutie shooting for stardom". Independent Press-Telegram. p. 98. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Laurent, Lawrence (July 22, 1973). "Toledo Blade". Toledo Blade. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Laurent, Lawrence (August 6, 1973). "All that pulchritude and Burr too!". Tucson Daily Citizen. p. 20. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Baur Takes Over Role In Ironsides Series". The Times Recorder. February 13, 1972. p. 19. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Kleiner, Dick (August 11, 1974). "Elizabeth Baur Has Tough Role As Police Officer". California, Oxnard. Oxnard Press Courier. p. 94. Retrieved January 5, 2016 – via Newspaperarchive.com.  open access publication – free to read

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