2022 has delivered a lot of death news lately, and today you’ll be saddened to learn that one of your favorite actresses has passed.
If you’ve seen the classic movies ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘Auntie Mame,’ you’ve probably heard of Joanna Barnes. Joanna Barnes died at age of 87.
Barnes was an author and newspaper columnist in addition to being a brilliant actress and performing in some amazing portrayals. Her investigation for a magazine article on filmmaking leads to a career transition into acting.
And that was the best decision for Joanna. Everyone on social media paid tribute to the well-known personality. And here’s what we know about her death.
Star Of ‘The Parent Trap’ Joanna Barnes Dies At The Age Of 87
Barnes died on April 29, 2022, at her home in Sea Ranch, California. However, Joanna’s friend recently provided us with an update.
Sally Jackson reported that Joanna died as a result of “multiple health problems.” She was recognized for playing some of the unlikeable girls in movies, but she was much more famous for her outstanding acting skills.
Among her most memorable roles was the snobbish Gloria Upson in Auntie Mame (1958), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
Barnes appeared in Hayley Mills’ original 1961 production of The Parent Trap as gold-digger Vicki Robinson, who stands in between Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith for a short time.
You will be surprised to know that Joanna Barnes is the only actress who appeared in both 1961 original and the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.
Vicki Blake, the mother of the child-hating rich digger and fiancée Meredith Blake, was played by her in the 1998 version starring Lindsay Lohan. Definitely some outstanding appearances, right?
Joanna Barnes Stellar Career In Writing
Now that we’ve covered Joanna’s stellar acting career, let’s take a look at her incredible writing skills. Barnes was also a columnist and a writer.
She informed newspaper columnist Dick Kleiner in 1973 that she enjoyed writing because “It is something yourself. With acting, if you win an Oscar or an Emmy, you have to thank everybody. If you write a book, it is completely your own.”
And Joanna has created some masterpieces worth considering.
The writer actually started writing some wonderful books. She wrote a spectacular book about home decorating titled ‘Starting from Scratch,’ as well as several novels, including The Deceivers (1970), Who Is Carla Hart? (1973), Pastora (1980), and Silverwood (1985).
She authored a weekly review of the book for the Los Angeles Times, and her “Touching Home” column was picked up by The Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate. What an outstanding career Barnes created.
Followers Paid Tribute To Joanna Barnes On Twitter
Everyone on social media recalled Joanna’s amazing appearances and paid tribute to the actress & writer.
✝️ Joanna BARNES
🗓 15 Nov. 1934 – 29 Apr. 2022
📜 Actress, writer
￼Among her most remembered roles is the snooty Gloria Upson in the film Auntie Mame (1958), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for New Star of the Year. pic.twitter.com/tlqjo6QXTR
— In__Memoriam (@In___Memoriam) April 30, 2022
Farewell to the beautiful.
Farewell to the beautiful, hilarious Joanna Barnes. pic.twitter.com/DxoAu5FubE
— Sarah Ganske (@thebasementtan) April 30, 2022
Rest in peace.
RIP Joanna Barnes (1934- 2022) pic.twitter.com/7DCLx1GMCl
— allison.✨ (@AlliApplebum) April 30, 2022
What were some of Joanna Barnes’s standout performances that you particularly enjoyed? The conversation can continue in the comment box below. Joanna Barnes will forever be missed. And we won’t forget her amazing appearance.