Barbara Bel Geddes


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Birth Name: Barbara Bel Geddes
Born: 10/31/1922
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Northeast Harbor, Maine, USA
Died: 08/08/2005

The daughter of celebrated Broadway scenic designer-producer-director and industrial design pioneer Norman Bel Geddes, Barbara Bel Geddes was born on Oct. 31, 1922 in New York City. Thanks to her father's profession, she came to know the theatre world quite well and began performing in her teens. Upon finishing private school, Bel Geddes joined the celebrated Actors Studio and made her Broadway debut in "Out of the Frying Pan" (1941). That led to roles in productions like "Little Darling" (1942), "Nine Girls" (1943), and "Mrs. January and Mr. X" (1944). However, it was Elia Kazan's highly successful interracial love story "Deep are the Roots" (1945-46) that really established the young actre... Continue Bio >>


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