Barbara Feldon

Barbara Feldon


3/12/1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Birth Name

Barbara Hall


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Barbara Feldon was born on March 12, 1932. She was born in Bethel Park, PA. She was a dancer for Ziegfeld Follies. And better known as "Agent 99" in the spy sitcom: Get Smart


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    • Barbara: (about the real-life responsibility in staying with one's spouse) Marriage takes work, but so does living alone. One of the things you have to work at is to have enough human resources and to plan ahead... be willing to take responsibility for making the arrangements and building the bridges. People will walk across the bridge to you, but they probably won't build the bridge, and once you accept that, then you can have a very full life.

    • Barbara: (on how Don Adams created the role of Agent 86) And that was then buttressed by that tremendous energy that he had and an intelligence that was quite different to Maxwell Smart.

    • Barbara: (on meeting new friends other than just actors and/or actresses) I wanted to meet people who were outside the business. In Los Angeles, when you're successful in some way, you kind of forget the rest of the world. Here, there are doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists, a lot of other worlds. And I wanted to live among people more. I live in this old house with other people. I like going downstairs and saying hello to the doorman next door.

    • Barbara: (on her on- and off-screen friendship with Don Adams) He had this prodigious energy. Working with him it was like being plugged into an electric current.

    • Barbara: There are tens of millions of people living alone now. There are more people living on their own than there are living in nuclear families today.

    • Barbara: I'd like to meet a lovely man who shares my interests. On the other hand, I possibly will not. It's part of the hand you're dealt. It's a challenge-and I'm not atypical.

    • Barbara: (about her role in the movie Let's Switch) I wish I could say this was a wonderful script.....It was like what I would call mind candy and it just got rid of the best perfectly good 2 hours of your life.

    • Barbara: There's not a day when somebody doesn't smile and say, "Oh, you're Agent 99". I like being in a world that regards me in a friendly way.