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Barbara Cowan

Barbara Cowan was born on April 25, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Barbara Crane. She is known for her work on Unwed Mother (1958), Sorority Girl (1957) and The Miracle Worker (1979). See full bio »

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Unwed Mother Actress
Sorority Girl Ellie Marshall
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 1990 Without Her Consent (TV Movie) (production executive: Half-Pint)
 1984 Family Secrets (TV Movie) (production executive: Half-Pint - as Barbara Abeles)
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie) (executive: Half-Pint - as Barbara Abeles)
 1981 Splendor in the Grass (TV Movie) (production executive: Half-Pint)
 1980 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie) (production executive: Half-Pint - as Barbara Abeles)
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 1958 Unwed Mother (as Barbara Crane)
 1957 Sorority Girl
Ellie Marshall (as Barbara Crane)
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 1979 The Miracle Worker (TV Movie) (associate producer - as Barbara Abeles)
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 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Melissa Gilbert (2001) ... Herself (as Barbara Gilbert-Cowan)
 1998 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Melissa Gilbert (1998) ... Herself

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Alternate Names:

Barbara Abeles | Barbara Crane | Barbara Gilbert | Barbara Gilbert-Cowan

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Daughter Sara Gilbert, born in 1975, with husband Harold Abeles. See more »

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