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Lynn Bari

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Lynn Bari (born Margaret Schuyler Fisher; December 18, 1913 – November 20, 1989) was a movie actress. She played sultry and statuesque man-killers in about 150 20th Century Fox movies from the 1930s to 1940s.[1]

In most of her early movies, Bari often played as chorus girls or receptionists. She could hardly find starring roles in movies. Rare leading roles were China Girl (1942) and The Spiritualist (1948).

During World War II, Bari was the second most-popular pin-up girl; Betty Grable was the first.

Bari's movie career died out in the 1950s as she approached her 40th birthday. However, she continued working at a limited pace. She played matronly characters instead of temptresses.

Bari quickly took up the medium of rising television in the 1950s. In 1950, she acted in the live sitcom Detective's Wife.[2]

Bari was born near Roanoke, Virginia. She died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California at age 75.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Celebrating Lynn Bari". Vienna's Classic Hollywood. 18 December 2018. Archived from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  2. "Lynn Bari". Retrieved August 23, 2020.