Joanna Barnes, best known for her roles in both Parent Trap films, has died at the age of 89

Joanna Barnes, longtime stage and screen star best known for her roles in the 1961 Hollywood classic The Parent Trap and its 1998 remake, died Friday at her home in Sea Ranch, California, after a long illness. She was 89.

Her death was announced by friend Sally Jackson, reports Deadline.

Barnes played the unlikable gold digger Vicky Robinson in the original The Parent Trap and returned in the 1998 production as Vicki Blake, mother of the renamed conspirator Meredith. Barnes has also appeared in the films Home Before Dark, The War Wagon, and the Hollywood epic Spartacus.

She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing Gloria Upson in the 1958 film Auntie Mame.

Barnes has enjoyed a long list of television appearances, including 21 Beacon Street, The Trials of O’Brien and Dateline Hollywood, and has appeared in frequent guest roles on programs ranging from The Beverly Hillbillies to Murder . She wrote and “Cheers.” Barnes was also a regular character on early quiz shows like “What’s My Line?”

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Joanna Barnes was born in Boston in 1934.
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Barnes was born in Boston in 1934 to John Pindar Barnes and Alice Weston (Mutch) and grew up in nearby Hingham, Massachusetts. She attended Milton Academy, a prestigious Boston-area preparatory school, and Smith College, where she was a member of Phi Beta-Kappa.

Barnes married Jack Lionel Warner in 1980 and was widowed in 2012. Two previous marriages ended in divorce.

She is survived by her sisters Lally Barnes Freeman of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Judith Barnes Wood of Snellville, Georgia and their dog Gracie Warner.

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