Barbara Weeks Poster

Trivia (8)

Variety printed her obituary in 1954, 49 years before she died.

Left acting in 1938 to marry and later worked as a secretary for an aircraft manufacturer.

She spent several weeks in the hospital after being attacked by a leopard whilst making a film at Warner Bros.

In 1931, she was a "Wampas Baby Star" and the toast of Hollywood -- attending parties at Pickfair (Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks' home) and Paradise Ranch, the home of Cecil B. DeMille. She spent many weekends as the guest of William Randolph Hearst and his mistress, Marion Davies, at San Simeon. She was courted by some of the most glamorous men in Hollywood, among them Gary Cooper and Clark Gable.

In old age, she was looked after by two Mexican caregivers, neither of whom had any idea that she had been a Hollywood star.

Blue-eyed actress, singer and dancer, on stage aged thirteen. Worked for Ziegfeld prior to being signed under long-term contract by Warner Brothers.

In the late 80s she lived the quiet life as a landlady in Las Vegas.

Her career declined after the death of Ziegfeld. She did not get on with Samuel Goldwyn and left Hollywood rather bitter. In later years she declared "Maybe things would have been different had I not had such a bossy mother and had Ziegfeld not died when he did.".