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Barbara Drew
Barbara Drew
Credits
Role Phyllis Rogers
Biographical Information
Birthdate February 11, 1916
Birthplace Canal Zone, Panama
Death Date September 17, 2001 (age 85)
Death Place Irvine, California, United States[1]

Barbara Drew played Phyllis Rogers, wife of party supplies and costumes client Jack Rogers, in the second season episode, "Trick or Treat" (1965).

Biography[]

Barbara Drew was an actress of radio, stage, television and film. Her most memorable film role was as Tony Curtis' girlfriend, Nellie, in the 1960 classic "Some Like It Hot".

Born in the Panama Canal Zone and raised in South America, she came to Miami as a young woman where she met and married Worthington Hipple (brother of late actor Hugh Marlowe). They moved to Chicago where she started her career in radio on WGN in "The Wishing Well". After her divorce in 1948 she moved to New York to study acting, which eventually led to roles on the Broadway stage in "Voice of the Turtle" and "La Fortza del Destino". In 1958 she moved to Hollywood and played various roles in many popular television series such as "I Love Lucy". She was in the Pasadena Playhose production of "Bus Stop" and "Holiday for Lovers".

In addition to her movie and television career, she studied with the late Sherman Marks at his actors workshop in Hollywood which she helped run. In 1979 she married Louis Lubin and continued to entertain in various musical stage productions with the Theatre Arts Production of the City of Los Angeles (TAPLA). Mr. Lubin passed away in 1994.

Barbara Drew died of complications from a stroke on September 17, 2001. She was 83. She was survived by her daughter, Judy Grant.[2]

Sources[]

  1. Barbara Drew on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on April 20, 2020.
  2. Barbara Drew obituary, Los Angeles Times via Legacy.com, September 23, 2001. Retrieved on April 20, 2020, edited.
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