Barbara Werle

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Barbara Werle
File:Barbara Werle 1978.jpg
Werle in 1978
Born Barbara May Theresa Werle
(1928-10-06)October 6, 1928
Mount Vernon, New York U.S.
Died January 1, 2013(2013-01-01) (aged 84)
Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1963–1976

Barbara Werle (October 6, 1928 – January 1, 2013) was an American actress and singer, best known for her role in Seconds (1966). Other film credits included Battle of the Bulge (1965), the Elvis Presley comedies Tickle Me and Harum Scarum (1965), The Rare Breed (1966), Gunfight in Abilene (1967), Charro! (1969), Krakatoa, East of Java (1969), and Gone with the West (1975).


Barbara May Theresa Werle was born on October 6, 1928, in Mount Vernon, New York. She became a ballroom dancer after graduating from high school, winning the acclaimed Harvest Moon Ball in the early 1950s. As part of the dance team Barbara and Mansell, she toured the U.S.[1] Her television credits ranged from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show; a starring role on the short-lived series, San Francisco International Airport, from 1970 to 1971; and recurring roles on the NBC television series, The Virginian, during the 1960s and 1970s.[1]


She retired to La Costa, California.[1] She sang as a soprano for the local St. Elizabeth Seton Traditional Choir from 2000 until 2012.[1] Her children include entertainment lawyer John Gregory Branca.


She died at age 84 on January 1, 2013, from undisclosed causes, at Carlsbad, California.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Barbara May Theresa Werle obituary". U-T San Diego. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Barbara Werle (1928–2013) Obituary". The Journal News. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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