Barbara Pepper - biography

Actor from United States of America

Barbara Pepper Barbara Pepper (May 31, 1915 – July 18, 1969) was an American stage, television, radio, and film actress. She is best known as the first "Doris Ziffel" on the sitcom Green Acres. Born as Marion Pepper in New York City, she started in show business at the age of 16 as one of the Goldwyn Girls where she met lifelong friend Lucille Ball. Pepper began making movies and did radio parts. In 1943 she married an actor, Craig Reynolds (née Harold Hugh Enfield); they had two sons. After Reynolds died in 1949 in a California motorcycle accident, Pepper was left to raise their two sons alone. She never remarried. After that her roles were mostly confined to small TV parts (several appearances on I Love Lucy and Perry Mason) and movie parts, among them My Fair Lady and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. She may be best remembered as the first Doris Ziffel on Green Acres. However, her heart ailments forced her to leave the series and she was replaced by Fran Ryan. Barbara Pepper died on July 18, 1969, in Panorama City, California, aged 54, from a coronary thrombosis.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Marion Pepper,Barbara P. Enfield
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Craig Reynolds
Dennis Reynolds John Reynolds


Year Performance Character
1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
1962 It's Only Money
1952 I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities
1943 So This Is Washington Betty
1942 One Thrilling Night Lettie
1940 Castle on the Hudson Goldie
1939 Three Sons Viola
1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
1938 Army Girl
1937 Forty Naughty Girls Alice
1937 The Big Shot Mamie
1937 Too Many Wives Angela Brown
1937 You Can't Beat Love May 'Bubbles' Smith
1937 You Can't Buy Luck 5&10 Store Clerk
1937 Wrong Romance
1936 Wanted: Jane Turner Marge Sanders
1936 The Rogues Tavern
1935 The Sagebrush Troubadour
1935 Waterfront Lady Gloria Vance


Date of death
Cause of death
Coronary thrombosis
Place of death
Panorama City

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