Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress. After a short stint as a stage actress, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television.
Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. She was the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the Motion Picture Academy, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is ranked as the eleventh greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
She was a hobbyist magician. A card and dice trick she performed was published in Jinx No. 52, along with some of her thoughts on magic.
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