Barbara Eden

Easton Press Barbara Eden books

Jeannie out of The Bottle - signed first edition - 2011 (co-authored with Wendy Leigh)


Actress Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden, born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931, in Tucson, Arizona, is an American actress and singer best known for her iconic role as Jeannie in the television series I Dream of Jeannie. Her journey into the world of entertainment began with a passion for performing arts that she discovered at a young age. Eden's early career included beauty pageants, and she won the title of Miss San Francisco in 1951. This success opened doors for her in the entertainment industry, leading to her signing a contract with 20th Century Fox. She adopted the stage name Barbara Eden and began her acting career with small roles in films such as Back from Eternity (1956) and The Wayward Bus (1957).

Her breakthrough came with the role of Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie, which premiered in 1965. The show, which ran for five seasons, became a massive success and turned Barbara Eden into a television icon. Her portrayal of the enchanting and good-natured Jeannie opposite Larry Hagman's Major Tony Nelson contributed significantly to the show's popularity. After I Dream of Jeannie, Barbara Eden continued her career in both television and film. She appeared in various TV movies, series, and guest roles, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Her notable post-Jeannie television appearances include shows like Harper Valley PTA and Dallas. In addition to her work in television, Eden also found success on the stage, starring in numerous theatrical productions, including the Broadway musicals The Sound of Music and South Pacific.

Throughout her career, Barbara Eden received several award nominations and honors for her contributions to the entertainment industry. In 1988, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her achievements. Beyond her acting career, Barbara Eden has been involved in various philanthropic activities. She remains a beloved figure in popular culture, with I Dream of Jeannie continuing to enchant audiences through reruns and streaming services. Barbara Eden's enduring charm, talent, and contributions to the entertainment world have solidified her place as one of America's beloved television stars, and her legacy continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.


Jeannie out of The Bottle

Over the past four decades, the landmark NBC hit television series I Dream of Jeannie has delighted generations of audiences and inspired untold numbers of teenage crushes on its beautiful blond star, Barbara Eden. Part pristine Hollywood princess and part classic bombshell, with innocence, strength, and comedic talent to spare, Barbara finally lets Jeannie out of her bottle to tell her whole story.
Jeannie Out of the Bottle takes us behind the scenes of I Dream of Jeannie as well as Barbara’s dozens of other stage, movie, television, and live concert performances. We follow her from the hungry years when she was a struggling studio contract player at 20th Century Fox through difficult weeks trying to survive as a chorus girl at Ciro’s Sunset Strip supper club, from a stint as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on live TV to tangling on-screen and off with some of Hollywood’s most desirable leading men, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty. From the ups and downs of her relationship with her Jeannie co-star Larry Hagman to a touching meeting with an exquisite and vulnerable Marilyn Monroe at the twilight of her career, readers join Barbara on a thrilling journey through her five decades in Hollywood.
But Barbara’s story is also an intimate and honest memoir of personal tragedy: a stillborn child with her first husband, Michael Ansara; a verbally abusive, drug-addicted second husband; the loss of her beloved mother; and the accidental heroin-induced death of her adult son, just months before his wedding. With candor and poignancy, Barbara reflects on the challenges she has faced, as well as the joys she has experienced and how she has maintained her humor, optimism, and inimitable Jeannie magic throughout the roller-coaster ride of a truly memorable life.
Jeannie Out of the Bottle is a must-have for every fan, old and new.


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