Barbara McNair appeared in the TV special "Operation: Entertainment" on January 26, 1968 also starring Dean Jones, Allen & Rossi, the Everly Brothers, Minnie Pearl, Gladys Knight and the Pips, from the deck of the USS Constellation in San Diego Harbor.
Barbara McNair guested on the daytime television program Swingin' Country on November 14, 1966. She sung "If I Had a Hammer".
Barbara McNair guested on "Celanese Center Stage" musical television program on March 12, 1967 with Duke Ellington and Carlton Johnson.
Barbara appeared on the television musical program "Footlight 5" with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on June 15, 1970.
Barbara co-starred with Hal Linden in the 1973 revival of "The Pajama Game".
Barbara performed on the 38th Annual Academy Awards.
Barbara once walked out of a hotel in Miami that offered her a room but forbade her to swim in the hotel pool.
Barbara is an avid skier and tennis player.
Barbara appeared in Elvis Presley's last film "Change of Habit" in 1969.
Barbara's first husband Rick Manzi was murdered and was thought to be a Mafia associate on December 15, 1976.
Barbara toured with Nat King Cole frequently in the early 60's.
Barbara's biggest musical influences were Sarah Vaughan, June Christy and Peggy Lee.
Barbara appeared in the movie "If He Hollers, Let Him Go!" with Raymond St. Jacques, in the much celebrated nude scene.
Barbara appeared on Broadway in the musicals "The Body Beautiful" and "No Strings".
Barbara got her break on Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" television series.
Barbara has recorded with Coral Records, Signature and Motown Records.
Some sources list her birthdate as January 1, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.
Most recently Barbara has appeared in Berlin in "Sophisticated Ladies", a Celebration of the Music of Duke Ellington.
Barbara wrote a book entitled, "The Complete Book of Beauty for the Black Woman" coauthored with Stephen Lewis.
Appeared in New York at The Purple Onion which proved to be a turning point for the then part-time secretarial job and led to many more nightclub gigs.
Barbara studied music at UCLA and one of her classmates was Carol Burnett.
She sung "Until It's Time For You to Go" in the episode of McMillan and Wife, An Elementary Case of Murder.
Barbara: Lenny Bruce used to say about me that I was a Caucasian, that someone took a paintbrush and painted me brown. White people are not aware that Negroes look all kinds of different ways.
Barbara: When I was making a lot of movies, they didn't want the women to look too black. But black people objected to that policy, so then the industry did a reversal -- went all the way in the other direction. For the industry to limit itself to one look or another is unrealistic.