Monday, July 23, 2012

In honor of Barbara Stanwyck, who loved westerns

In Memory of
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990)

First Lady of the Frontier
"The Big Valley" (1965-1969)

In memory of Barbara Stanwyck, who always wanted to portray the strong, courageous women of America's Old West days.  In her honor, and in remembrance of women who were early settlers of the West, this site is dedicated.

Barbara Stanwyck portrayed the rugged Victoria Barkley on the ABC TV series, The Big Valley, for four years, 1965 - 1969.  The series also starred Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Napoleon Whiting, and Charles Briles (1965-1966).

Miss Stanwyck also starred in western movies and a few western episodes of her anthology TV series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960-1961), plus episodes of the anthology series, Zane Grey Theater (1958-1959) and an episode of Rawhide (1962).  Her western movies included:  Cattle Queen of Montana (1954), The Violent Men (1955), The Maverick Queen (1956), and Forty Guns (1957).

The first season and half of the second season are available on DVD.
The Big Valley is currently airing weekdays on Me-TV.

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