Barbara McNair

Actress, Soundtrack

Actress, Soundtrack


Popular African-American vocalist and entertainer Barbara McNair dazzled audiences with her singing prowess and exceptional beauty for well over four decades until her death on February 4, 2007 of throat cancer in Los Angeles. The Chicago-born entertainer and one-time secretary was raised in Racine, Wisconsin, one of five children born to Horace ...
Birth date
1934-03-04
Death date
2007-02-04
Awards
1 win.
Height
5' 3" (1.6 m)

Known For


If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Lily (1968)
I Spy
I Spy
Leona (1967)
The Organization
The Organization
Valerie Tibbs (1971)
Change of Habit
Change of Habit
Sister Irene (1969)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressNeon Signs
Grace
1996
ActressFatal Charm
(Video) English Teacher
1990
ActressThe Redd Foxx Show
(TV Series) Jeri - Al's First Date (1986) ... Jeri
1986
ActressHell Town
(TV Series) - One Ball (1985)
1985
ActressGlitter
(TV Series) Marion - Pilot (1984) ... Marion
1984
ActressThe Jeffersons
(TV Series) Yvonne McBride - George's Old Girlfriend (1984) ... Yvonne McBride
1984
ActressVega$
(TV Series) Beverly - Lady Ice (1978) ... Beverly - Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) ... Beverly
1978
ActressPolice Woman
(TV Series) Martha Wallace - Sixth Sense (1978) ... Martha Wallace
1978
ActressMission: Impossible
(TV Series) Jena Cole - Imitation (1973) ... Jena Cole
1973
ActressMod Squad
(TV Series) Amanda - The Connection (1972) ... Amanda
1972
ActressMcMillan & Wife
(TV Series) Lee Richards - An Elementary Case of Murder (1972) ... Lee Richards
1972
ActressThe Organization
Valerie Tibbs
1971
ActressTo Rome with Love
(TV Series) Celeste - Lire from Heaven (1970) ... Celeste
1970
ActressThey Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Valerie Tibbs
1970
ActressChange of Habit
Sister Irene
1969
ActressThe Lonely Profession
(TV Movie) Donna Travers
1969
ActressVenus in Furs
Rita
1969
ActressStiletto
Ahn Dessie
1969
ActressIf He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Lily
1968
ActressHogan's Heroes
(TV Series) Kumasa / Carol Dukes - Is General Hammerschlag Burning? (1967) ... Kumasa / Carol Dukes
1967
ActressI Spy
(TV Series) Leona - Night Train to Madrid (1967) ... Leona
1967
ActressHollywood Talent Scouts
(TV Series) - Episode dated 4 April 1966 (1966)
1966
ActressDr. Kildare
(TV Series) Mareema Kamba - The Elusive Dik-Dik (1964) ... Mareema Kamba
1964
ActressThe Eleventh Hour
(TV Series) Sarah Packsey - Who Is to Say the Battle Is to Be Fought? (1964) ... Sarah Packsey
1964
ActressSpencer's Mountain
Graduation Singer (uncredited)
1963
ActressGeneral Hospital
(TV Series) Aunt Bettina (1984)
1963
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackMcMillan & Wife
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - An Elementary Case of Murder (1972) ... (performer: "Until It's Time for You to Go")
1972
SoundtrackThe Barbara McNair Show
(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes) - Professor Irwin Corey, Betty Robertson, Tommy Hunter, The Five Stairsteps (1971) ... (performer: "This is My Life", "Love Walked In") - Ethel Waters, Ed McMahon, The Turtles, Roy Applegate (1970) ... (performer: "Crying Holy Unto the Lord")
1970-1971
Soundtrack99 Women
(performer: "The Day I Was Born")
1969
SoundtrackRowan & Martin at the Movies
(Documentary short) (performer: "For Once In My Life" - uncredited)
1968
SoundtrackIf He Hollers, Let Him Go!
(performer: "A Man Has To Love", "Can't Make It With the Same Man Twice", "So Tired")
1968
SoundtrackHogan's Heroes
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Is General Hammerschlag Burning? (1967) ... (performer: "Darling, je vous Aime Beaucoup" - uncredited)
1967
SoundtrackCenter Stage
(TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode) - The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... (performer: "Solitude", "I'm Beginning to See the Light", "Mood Indigo", "I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", "Sophisticated Lady", "I Feel a Song Coming On", "For Once In My Life", "Don't Rain On My Parade", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "The Shadow of Your Smile", "I've Got Your Number", "Alley Cat", "Big Bad Bill", "Aren't You Glad You're You?", "Tired", "Hello, Dolly!", "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
1967
SoundtrackThe Dean Martin Show
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.15 (1966) ... (performer: "Nothing Can Stop Me Now", "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - uncredited)
1966
SoundtrackUnkissed Bride
(performer: "Queen of Soul")
1966
SoundtrackThe 38th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) (performer: "The Shadow of Your Smile")
1966
SoundtrackThe Danny Kaye Show
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.2 (1964) ... (performer: "When the Sun Comes Out", "I Feel a Song Comin' On")
1964
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 25 December 1985 (1985) ... Self - Diane Keaton, Barbara McNair, Dieter Tasso, Louisa Moritz, Dr. Albert Honig (1969) ... Self - Barbara McNair, Florence Henderson, Earl Wrightson, Jimmy Boyd, Steve Perry (1965) ... Self - Barbara McNair, Lee Marvin, Phil Spector, George Frazier, John Byner (1965) ... Self - Anthony Quinn, Dave Garroway, Barbara McNair (1963) ... Self
1963-1985
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Vocalist / Self - Co-Hostess / Self - Co-Host / ... - Episode #19.103 (1980) ... Self - Episode #18.182 (1979) ... Self - Vocalist - Episode #15.84 (1976) ... Self - Vocalist / Actress - Episode #14.164 (1975) ... Self - Actress / Vocalist - Episode #14.26 (1974) ... Self - Actress / Vocalist Show all 21 episodes
1962-1980
SelfThe Gong Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 July 1979 (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfRhyme and Reason
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.161 (1976) ... Self
1976
SelfMatch Game
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode #3.207 (1975) ... Self - Panelist - Episode #3.206 (1975) ... Self - Panelist - Episode #3.205 (1975) ... Self - Panelist - Episode #3.204 (1975) ... Self - Panelist - Episode #3.203 (1975) ... Self - Panelist
1975
SelfThe Irv Kupcinet Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 October 1975 (1975) ... Self - Episode dated 5 October 1975 (1975) ... Self
1975
SelfTattletales
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.243 (1975) ... Self (as Rick & Barbara) - Episode #2.242 (1975) ... Self (as Rick & Barbara) - Episode #2.241 (1975) ... Self (as Rick & Barbara) - Episode #2.240 (1975) ... Self (as Rick & Barbara) - Episode #2.239 (1975) ... Self (as Rick & Barbara)
1975
SelfYou Don't Say
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 4 August 1975 (1975) ... Self - Peter Haskell, Larry Hovis, Barbara McNair, Betty White (1975) ... Self - Episode dated 21 February 1969 (1969) ... Self - Barbara McNair and Ed Ames (1969) ... Self - Episode dated 10 October 1967 (1967) ... Self Show all 11 episodes
1964-1975
SelfVaudeville
(TV Series) Self - Red Buttons, Barbara McNair, Scotty Plummer, Barry Monroe (1975) ... Self
1975
SelfCelebrity Sweepstakes
(TV Series) Self - Chad Everett/David Brenner/Nancy Kulp/Barbara McNair/Loretta Swit/Carol Wayne (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfAmerican Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
1974
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Barbara McNair (1973) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1973
SelfJack Paar Tonite
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 18 October 1973 (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode dated 7 June 1973 (1973) ... Self - Episode dated 17 August 1971 (1971) ... Self - (From Los Angeles) Tony Curtis, Barbara McNair, Carl Reiner, Jill St. John (1969) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 18 February 1963 (1963) ... Self - Guest
1963-1973
SelfFlip
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.15 (1973) ... Self - Episode #2.22 (1972) ... Self
1972-1973
SelfJohn Davidson with Love
(TV Special) Self
1972
SelfThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.4 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfThe 26th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1972
SelfThe Bob Hope Show
(TV Series) Self - Shirley Jones, Ray Milland, Ingrid Bergman, Barbara McNair (1972) ... Self - Bob Hope's 22nd Anniversary on NBC (1971) ... Self - Jimmy Durante, Barbara McNair, Donald O'Connor, Tom Jones (1969) ... Self - Glen Campbell, Juliet Prowse, James Garner, Barbara McNair, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (1968) ... Self
1968-1972
SelfThe Dean Martin Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode #7.25 (1972) ... Self - Episode #3.10 (1967) ... Self - Episode #2.15 (1966) ... Self - Episode #1.11 (1965) ... Self - Guest
1965-1972
SelfThe Hollywood Squares (Daytime)
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode dated 3 January 1972 (1972) ... Self - Panelist - Episode dated 11 October 1971 (1971) ... Self - Panelist - Episode dated 14 September 1970 (1970) ... Self - Panelist - Episode dated 27 April 1970 (1970) ... Self - Panelist - Episode #4.70 (1969) ... Self - Panelist Show all 10 episodes
1969-1972
SelfRollin' on the River
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair/Andy Kim (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfThe Carol Burnett Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode #5.12 (1971) ... Self - Guest - Episode #2.19 (1969) ... Self - Episode #1.29 (1968) ... Self
1968-1971
SelfPassword
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Contestant - Episode dated 30 August 1971 (1971) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant
1971
SelfThe Gordon MacRae Variety Special
(TV Special) Self
1971
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.165 (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfThe Barbara McNair Show
(TV Series) Self - Host / Self - Hostess - Final Show - Carlos Montoya, Wilson Pickett, Ronnie Martin and Sandra O'Neill (1971) ... Self - Host - Brook Benton, The Cowsills, Dick Shawn and Mary Lou Collins (1971) ... Self - Host - Virna Lisi, Bobby Sherman, Skiles and Henderson, The Singing Big Foot (1971) ... Self - Hostess - Professor Irwin Corey, Betty Robertson, Tommy Hunter, The Five Stairsteps (1971) ... Self - Hostess - Peter Nero, Ian and Sylvia, Sandy Baron, Freddy Weller (1971) ... Self - Host Show all 54 episodes
1969-1971
SelfThe 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1971
SelfThe Don Knotts Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.22 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.18 (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfThe Jim Nabors Hour
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.16 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.16 (1970) ... Self
1970-1971
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer / Self - Episode #23.33 (1970) ... Self - Singer - Xavier Cugat, Charo, Lou Rawls, Barbara McNair, Corbett Monica, Nancy Sinatra, Henny Youngman (1967) ... Self - Singer - Episode #20.11 (1966) ... Self - Singer - Episode #19.18 (1966) ... Self - Singer - The Byrds, Al Hirt, Alan King, Wayne Newton, Barbara McNair, The Swingle Singers, Hendra & Ullett (1965) ... Self - Singer Show all 7 episodes
1957-1970
SelfPhilbin's People
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.36 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfThe 42nd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1970
SelfThis Is Tom Jones
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #2.22 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfYou're Putting Me On
(TV Series) Self - Final Show (1969) ... Self - Eli Wallach, Barbara McNair, Milt Kamen, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Brenda Vaccaro (1969) ... Self - Final Week - Brenda Vaccaro, Eli Wallach and Barbara McNair (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Joey Bishop Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.53 (1969) ... Self - Episode #4.6 (1969) ... Self - Episode #3.131 (1969) ... Self - Episode #2.226 (1968) ... Self - Episode #2.221 (1968) ... Self Show all 8 episodes
1967-1969
SelfThe Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair, The Smothers Brothers, John Stewart (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Jonathan Winters Show
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair, James Darren, Audrey Meadows, The Brooklyn Bridge (1969) ... Self - Smothers Brothers, Barbara McNair, Strawberry Alarm Clock (1968) ... Self
1968-1969
SelfPlayboy After Dark
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.21 ... Self
1969
SelfRowan & Martin at the Movies
(Documentary short) Self
1968
SelfWin with the Stars
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Contestant - Premiere/Barbara McNair/Peter Marshall (1968) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant
1968
SelfThe Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - host: Ed McMahon; guests: Barbara McNair, The Rascals, Charlie Manna, Little Anthony and the Imperials (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Rosey Grier Show
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Match Game
(TV Series) Self - Team Captain - Episode #6.238 (1968) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #6.237 (1968) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #6.236 (1968) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #6.235 (1968) ... Self - Team Captain - Barbara McNair & George Hamilton (1968) ... Self - Team Captain
1968
SelfWhere the Girls Are
(TV Movie) Self
1968
SelfOperation: Entertainment
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Bob Hope Christmas Special
(TV Special) Self
1968
SelfTienerklanken
(TV Series) Performer - Episode dated 26 November 1967 (1967) ... Performer
1967
SelfSpotlight
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host - Phil Silvers and Barbara McNair (1967) ... Self - Co-Host
1967
SelfSomething Special
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Hollywood Palace
(TV Series) Self / Self - Singer - Episode #4.31 (1967) ... Self - Episode #2.27 (1965) ... Self - Singer
1965-1967
SelfLas Vegas
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.5 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfGypsy
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 24 April 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfCenter Stage
(TV Mini-Series) Self - The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Red Skelton Hour
(TV Series) Self - Guest Vocalist - The Fortune Crookie (1967) ... Self - Guest Vocalist
1967
SelfSwingin' Country
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 November 1966 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfUnkissed Bride
Self
1966
SelfThe Dean Martin Summer Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.12 (1966) ... Self - Episode #1.9 (1966) ... Self - Episode #1.7 (1966) ... Self - Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfMickie Finn's
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfOh My Word
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair/Julius LaRosa (1966) ... Self - Ronnie Schell/Barbara McNair (1965) ... Self
1965-1966
SelfThe 38th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1966
SelfThe Sammy Davis, Jr. Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.7 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfThe Bell Telephone Hour
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Valentine's Day (1966) ... Self - Singer - Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein (1964) ... Self - Singer - Episode #6.11 (1964) ... Self - Singer
1964-1966
SelfHullabaloo
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.9 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.18 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.9 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfABC's Nightlife
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.107 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfFanfare
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThe Celebrity Game
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 July 1965 (1965) ... Self - Episode dated 10 June 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfWhat's This Song?
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.165 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.164 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.163 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.162 (1965) ... Self - Episode #1.161 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThat Regis Philbin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.93 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThe Danny Kaye Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.2 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfFreedom Spectacular
(TV Movie) Self
1964
SelfThe Garry Moore Show
(TV Series) Self - Barbara McNair, Jonathan Winters, Dorothy Loudon, Roy Castle (1963) ... Self - Carol Channing, Barbara McNair, Alan King (1962) ... Self - Dennis Weaver, Bob Newhart, Barbara McNair (1962) ... Self - Don Knotts, Barbara McNair, Alan King (1962) ... Self - Diahann Carroll, Tim Conway (1962) ... Self Show all 6 episodes
1962-1963
SelfThe Jack Paar Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.178 (1962) ... Self - Episode #3.209 (1960) ... Self - Episode #2.174 (1959) ... Self - Episode #1.195 (1958) ... Self - Episode #1.134 (1958) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
1957-1962
SelfAll That Jazz
(TV Series) Self - Performer - Episode #1.20 (1962) ... Self - Performer
1962
SelfThe New Steve Allen Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Self - Singer
1961
SelfSing Along with Mitch
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Self
1961
SelfAmerican Bandstand
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.134 (1960) ... Self
1960
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Peter Ustinov, Louis Armstrong, Barbara McNair, Van Cliburn (1958) ... Self - Singer
1958
SelfThe Arlene Francis Show
(TV Series) Self - Vocalist - Episode #1.139 (1958) ... Self - Vocalist - Episode #1.122 (1958) ... Self - Vocalist - Episode #1.38 (1957) ... Self - Vocalist
1957-1958
RoleTitleYear
Archive footage14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - In Memoriam
2008
Archive footageThe 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - In Memoriam
2007
Archive footageBeat! Beat! Beat!
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Hullabaloo - 15.11.1965 (1966) ... Self - Musician - Hullabaloo - 11.05.1965 (1966) ... Self - Musician
1966