Fast Facts

  • Joined Actor's Equity when she was 16.
  • Was named Miss San Francisco in 1951.
  • Was famously not permitted by NBC censors to expose her navel throughout the entire run of I Dream of Jeannie. It wasn't until she appeared in Jeannie reunion films that the belly-button ban was lifted.
  • Received an honorary law degree in 1990 from the University of West Los Angeles.
  • Inducted into the California Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • Supports numerous charities, including the March of Dimes and Save the Children.


  • 1970, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee


  • Jon Eicholtz — Husband
  • Matthew Michael Ansara — Son
  • Alice Mary Huffman — Mother
  • Michael Ansara — Ex-husband
  • Charles Donald Fegert — Ex-husband
  • Harrison Connor Huffman — Stepfather


  • Attended City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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  • Birth Name: Barbara Jean Moorhead
  • Birth Place: Tucson, AZ
  • Profession: Actor

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