Profile of the Day: Barbara Eden
Happy birthday Barbara Eden! The I Dream of Jeannie star was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona. After her parents divorced, she moved to San Francisco with her mother at the age of three. Her mother later re-married, however the family was hit hard by the Great Depression. Unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara’s mother entertained the children by singing songs. Her early exposure to music left a lasting impression and inspired her to pursue a career in entertainment. She gained fame in her staring role as the beautiful genie set free from her bottle by Larry Hagman‘s Major Nelson. Do you remember watching her on I Dream of Jeannie?
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