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Barbara Read
Birth: Dec. 29, 1917
Port Arthur
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 12, 1963
Laguna Beach
Orange County
California, USA

Actress. Read moved from Canada to Hollywood during the mid-1930s and landed her first film role in the comedy 'Three Smart Girls' in 1936, which starred Ray Milland and Alice Brady. Among films she went on to appear in were 'The Man Who Cried Wolf' (1937), 'The Crime of Doctor Hallet' (1938), 'Sorority House' (1939), 'Curtain Call' (1940) and 'Too Many Women' (1942). After changing her last name to Reed, she appeared as Margo Lane in 'The Shadow Returns', 'Behind The Mask' and 'The Missing Lady' all filmed in 1946. Her last film role was opposite Randolph Scott in the western, 'Coroner Creek' (1948). On television she appeared in the 1951 series, 'Racket Squad', where she met actor William Talman. They married in 1953 and had two children, but they divorced in August, 1960. Read, who appeared in more than 20 films during her career, died of an apparent suicide leaving notes behind blaming ill health for her actions.  (bio by: Louis Mata) 
 
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  William Talman (1915 - 1968)
 
Burial:
Melrose Abbey Memorial Park
Anaheim
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Devotion, #120
 
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Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101683275
Barbara Read
Added by: Louis Mata
 
Barbara Read
Added by: Louis Mata
 
Barbara Read
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