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Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(born September 13, 1931) is an American film and television actress. She is most known for co-starring in the original Mission: Impossible television series in the 1960s as Cinnamon Carter, and in the 1970s TV series Space: 1999 as Doctor Helena Russell.


1 Early life 2 Film and television career 3 Personal life 4 TV and filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Bain was born Mildred Fogel [1][2][3] in Chicago, the daughter of Russian Jewish
Russian Jewish
immigrants.[4][5][6] She graduated from the University of Illinois
with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Developing an interest in dance, she moved to New York City, where she studied alongside Martha Graham. Dissatisfied with her career as a dancer, she went into modeling; jobs with Vogue, Harper's, and other publications followed. Still uninspired, however, Bain entered the Theater Studio to study acting, first under Curt Conway, then Lonny Chapman. Progressing to the Actors Studio, she was instructed by Lee Strasberg.[7][8] Bain's first acting role was in Paddy Chayevsky's play Middle of the Night, which embarked on a national tour in October 1957.[7][9] Accompanying Bain was fellow actor and new husband Martin Landau; the final leg of the tour brought the couple to Los Angeles, where they settled permanently.[7] After moving, Bain established herself at the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
West, where she continued to teach classes and perform scene work.[10] Film and television career[edit]

Bain as Cinnamon Carter
Cinnamon Carter
on Mission: Impossible, 1969

Bain's earliest television appearances included CBS's Tightrope, with Mike Connors, and three ABC series: The Law and Mr. Jones
The Law and Mr. Jones
with James Whitmore, Adventures in Paradise with Gardner McKay, and Straightaway with Brian Kelly and John Ashley. After a recurring role as David Janssen's romantic interest in Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
in 1959, she guest-starred as Madelyn Terry in a 1960 episode of Perry Mason, "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter", and in 1964 played the role of Elayna Scott in "The Case of the Nautical Knot". In 1965, she guest-starred alongside series star Jerry Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke
in an episode of My Mother The Car, which also featured Avery Schreiber's recurring role of Captain Bernard Manzini. She also appeared in the 1966 final episode of the series alongside Van Dyke. Between 1966 and 1969, Bain appeared—alongside her then-husband, Martin Landau—in the major role of Cinnamon Carter
Cinnamon Carter
in Mission: Impossible. She won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Dramatic Actress for her performance in 1967, 1968, and 1969, in addition to a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination in 1968.[11] She also starred as the character in a 1997 episode of Diagnosis: Murder. She starred opposite Landau again in the science-fiction TV series Space: 1999 (1975–77), as Dr. Helena Russell, and the made-for-TV film The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
(1981). Bain also appeared in The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show, in the episode "Will You Two Be My Wife?", and My So-Called Life, playing the main character Angela Chase's grandmother in one episode. Other appearances include "Matryoshka", an episode of the 1990s science-fiction series Millennium. In 1998, Bain appeared in the Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
episode "Saving Grace", as the mother superior. In 2006, she had a minor role in one episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ("Living Legends"). In 2008, co-starring with her daughter Juliet Landau, Bain voiced the character of Verdona Tennyson in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", an episode of Ben 10: Alien Force. On April 28, 2016, Bain was honored with the 2,579th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard. Lifelong friends Edward Asner
Edward Asner
and Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
were on hand to speak and assist in the unveiling of the star. Personal life[edit] Bain married actor Martin Landau
Martin Landau
in 1957; they divorced in 1993. The couple have two daughters, actress Juliet Landau
Juliet Landau
and film producer Susan Bain Landau Finch (born Susan Meredith Landau).[12] She has contributed to many charitable causes, including literacy. Bain suffers somewhat from claustrophobia, which the writers of Mission: Impossible incorporated into her character on the show in the episode The Exchange.[13][14] TV and filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1958 Harbormaster Mary Owens Episode: "The Captain's Gun"

1959 Mike Hammer Dora Church Episode: "Accentuate the Negative"

1959 Philip Marlowe Donna Raymond Episode: "Ugly Duckling" (pilot)

1959 State Trooper Madge Slausen Episode: "Fiddle Dee Dead"

1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Karen Wells 5 episodes

1959 Mr. Lucky Prudence Episode: "The Money Game"

1959 Alcoa Theatre Judy Coyne Episode: "Small Bouquet"

1959 Tightrope Sandra Episode: "Cold Kill"

1960 The Law and Mr. Jones D.J. Episode: "Christmas Is a Legal Holiday"

1960 Perry Mason Madelyn Terry Episode: "The Case of Wary Wildcatter"

1960–1961 Adventures in Paradise Martha Peterson 2 episodes

1962 Straightaway Melody Episode: "The Craziest Race in Town"

1963 The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show Dorothy Episode: "Will You Two Be My Wife?"

1963 Hawaiian Eye Anne Munroe Episode: "Two Million Too Much"

1963 Empire June Bates Episode: "Hidden Asset"

1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Veronica Episode: "I Was a Spy for the F.O.B."

1963 The Lieutenant Cissie Van Osten Episode: "A Touching of Hands"

1963 77 Sunset Strip Rachel Dent Episode: "By His Own Verdict"

1963 Wagon Train Lucy Garrison Episode: "The Fenton Canaby Story"

1964 The Greatest Show on Earth Betty Episode: "The Night the Monkey Died"

1964 Ben Casey Tutor Episode: "A Woods Full of Question Marks"

1964 Perry Mason Elayna Scott Episode: "The Case of Nautical Knot"

1964 Valentine's Day Unknown Episode: "The Old School Tie"

1965 Get Smart Alma Episode: "KAOS in CONTROL"

1965–1966 My Mother The Car Inge Frankie Episode: "I'm Through Being A Nice Guy" (1965) Episode: "Desperate Minutes" (1966 – the final episode)

1966–1969 Mission: Impossible Cinnamon Carter 78 episodes Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1967–1969) Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

1969 The Red Skelton Show Newspaperwoman Episode: "Crime Doesn't Pay But It's Tax Free"

1971 Murder Once Removed Lisa Manning TV movie

1973 Savage Gail Abbot TV movie

1975–1977 Space: 1999 Dr. Helena Russell 48 episodes (the only character to appear in every single episode)

1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Dr. Olga TV movie

1984 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Julia Huntley Episode: "A Death in the Family"

1985 Moonlighting Emily Greydon Episode: "My Fair David"

1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Christina Golitsyn Episode: "The Khrushchev List"

1987 CBS
Summer Playhouse Julie Barrington Episode: "Barrington"

1988 Murder, She Wrote Nora Morgan Episode: "Coal Miner's Daughter"

1989 Skinheads Martha

1990 The Spirit of '76 Hipster

1991 Murder, She Wrote Ellen Lombard Episode: "Unauthorized Obituary"

1992 Likely Suspects Buffy Hines-Baldi Episode: "Pilot"

1994 My So-Called Life Vivian Wood Episode: "Other People's Mothers"

1997 The Visitor Constance MacArthur Episode: "Reunion"

1997 Diagnosis: Murder Cinnamon Carter Episode: "Discards"

1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Mother Superior Episode: "Saving Grace"

1999 Millennium Lilly Unser Episode: "Matryoshka"

1999 Gideon Sarah

2000 Panic Deidre

2002 American Gun Anne Tillman

2003 Strong Medicine Mrs. March Episode: "Orders"

2003 Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales Judy Utemeyer TV movie

2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Iris Paul Episode: "Living Legend"

2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Verdona Episode: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"

2009 Forget Me Not Sister Dolores

2010 Nothing Special Catherine

2015 Silver Skies Eve

2016 Code Black Blanche Episode: "Exodus"


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^ Bens, Paul. "Mission: Possible - Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
and the Hollywood Walk of Fame". Nameless Digest. Retrieved 7 May 2016.  ^ "Student Life and Culture Archives" (PDF). University of Illinois. Retrieved 7 May 2016.  ^ "Barbara Bain". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 7 May 2016.  ^ Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of early television crime fighters. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 978-0786424764. Retrieved 2018-04-03. (Subscription required (help)).  ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (April 5, 2001). "Family Affair". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. At Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Westside campus this month, the actress, who was raised in an assimilated Jewish home...  ^ "Ask the Star". Windsor Star. October 26, 1968. p. 43. Retrieved 2018-04-03.  ^ a b c Heald, Tim (1976). "Alphans and Others: Barbara Bain". The Making of Space: 1999 (PDF). New York: Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0345252654.  ^ "Curt Conway's Theatre Studio of New York, Inc." Advertisement, The Village Voice. August 28, 1957. ^ Associated Press: "Actor's Return To Stage Is Paying Big Dividends". The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. May 12, 1957. ^ King, Susan: " Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
Remains 'Love Struck' When it Comes to Theater" The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. May 9, 2012. ^ "1967–1968 Emmy Awards". www.infoplease.com.  ^ Hornery, Andrew (September 8, 2007). "Playtime for soon-to-be producer Peta". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-04-03.  ^ White, Patrick J. (1991). The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier. New York: Avon Books. pp. 124,182–183,197. ISBN 978-0380758777. OCLC 24914321.  ^ Lipton, Michael J. (May 20, 1996). "The Impossible Years". People. Vol. 45 no. 20. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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on IMDb Interview with Barbara Bain, October, 2014, Ames Tribune

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