(January 20, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American actress. Born Ruby Katherine Stevens. She took her name from the name of a play, Barbara Frietchie
, about a fictional Civil War heroine. The play starred a British actress named Joan Stanwyck.
Stanwyck starred in almost a hundred films during her career and received four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress: Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). She received an Honorary Award "for superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting in 1982". In her later years, she also starred in television.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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