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performance JOANNA BARNES Joanna Barnes Loses Weight At Maddening Pace By NEW YORK -- Joanna Barnes, a young, silver-haired actress with a Phi Beta -Kappa key, took a break from the r.ew television series. Tile Trials of O'Brien. to stroll downtown. One of the first things she did on her day off was to down a couple of rich, creamy malted milks. It was a hard thing to since her taste is more inclined to what she calls, "FFF" -- fine French food. "A Must" But it was a must. Miss Barnes has been losing weight at a mad- de.'iing pace and is fearful if the series is a hit she will end up skeleton. "In my last television adventure -- 21 Beekman Place -- I I lost 13 pounds in 13 weeks," she said, adding that she was grateful the series was axed as soon as it was. She, however, doesn't want to see O'Brien have a similar fate and hopes to keep a firm hold on her trim 115 pounds, which goes well with her height 5 feet 4'4. The new CBS-TV series, which will debut in September, offers the actress the best television part of her career. In the comedy-drama, she plays Peter Falk's ex-wife, a woman "who needles, thwarts and constantly pursues him for back alimony." Tlie role so intrigued the actress she gave up her lush Beverly Hills home and-temporari- !y-her husband, director Lawrence Dobkin, three Yorkshire terriers and a black cat to come East to film the episodes in "hot, sweaty Harlem up on 127th Street." She has taken a midtown apartment, and is only able to fly home once a month. "It seems strange since this is the only dramatic series being filmed in »ew York for next season and with all the actresses here, that I would be chosen for the part." she said. "But you guessed it, that's show business and I'm indeed happy even if it is inconvenient to do." A Bostonian, who earned her Phi Beta Kappa at Smith, Miss Barnes is now a dedicated Californian. As Mrs. Dobkin (since 3961), she :is one of Los Angeles' leading society figures; a trustee of -h e Chamber Symphony Society of California, and a prominent member of the Los Angeliis Junior League, and even reviews books for Tile Los Angeles Times.

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  1. The North Adams Transcript,
  2. 17 Jul 1965, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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