Parent Trap star dies at home after ‘long illness’

JOANNA Barnes, star of The Parent Trap and other films, died at her home after a long illness, her friend Sally Jackson said.

Barnes, 89, appeared in both the original and remakes of The Parent Trap.

Barnes lived to be 89 years old


Barnes lived to be 89 years oldPhoto credit: Getty

Barnes played Vicky Robinson in the 1961 version. Then, in the 1998 remake starring Lindsay Lohan, she played Vicki Blake.

Her other films include Auntie Mame, Home Before Dark, Spartacus and The War Wagon.

Barnes has also appeared in a number of television series including 21 Beacon Street and The Trials of O’Brien.

She served as the host of the ABC television show Dateline: Hollywood in 1967.

Barnes guest has starred in a number of shows including The Millionaire, Mannix, Murder She Wrote and Cheers.

In addition to her film and television career, Barnes was also a writer.

Her first novel, The Deceivers, was published in 1970. In 1980 she also wrote Pastora.

Barnes often wrote as a book critic for the Los Angeles Times. She has also contributed to a column on interior design.

She is survived by two sisters, Lally and Judith, and three stepchildren, John, Laura, and Louise.


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