Died: 18 July 1969, Panorama City, California, USA
Barbara Pepper was a former Ziegfeld and Goldwyn girl along with her friend Lucille Ball. She appeared mainly in one dimensional supporting roles or bit parts in the 30s and 40s. After her husband, Craig Reynolds, was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1949, Barbara spiralled down into depression and alcoholism and only occasionally surfaced in small roles on television and in films. She appeared a few times on her friend Lucille Ball's show 'I Love Lucy' in the 1950s and from then on television parts were sporadic, probably because Pepper had lost her looks and her voice had become more gravelly. In 1965 Barbara Pepper secured a major role in the television series 'Green Acres' as Doris Ziffel.
Waterfront Lady (1935) as Gloria Vance
Taming the Wild (1936) as Hazel White
The Rogues' Tavern (1936) as Marjorie Burns
Winterset (1936) as Girl
Jack Chefe is the man on the left.
What Becomes of the Children? (1936) as Elsie Ford
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Dorine
Girls in Chains (1943) as Ruth
I Love Lucy: Breaking the Lease (1952) (Season 1, Episode 18) as Party guest
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are on the far left.
I Love Lucy: The Freezer (1952) (Season 1, Episode 29) as Customer in butcher shop
I Love Lucy: Ricky Loses His Voice (1952) (Season 2, Episode 9) as Chorus girl
Hazel Pierce is on the left.
I Love Lucy: Lucy Goes To Hospital (1953) (Season 2, Episode 16) as Nurse
I Love Lucy: Lucy's Last Birthday (1953) (Season 2, Episode 25) as 'Friends of the Friendless' lady
I Love Lucy: The Girls Go Into Business (1953) (Season 3, Episode 2) as Dress shop customer
Mabel Paige on the right.
I Love Lucy: Sentimental Anniversary (1954) (Season 3, Episode 18) as Party guest
The Jack Benny Program: How Jack Found Mary (1954) (Season 5, Episode 3) as Sally, Mary's co-worker
I Love Lucy: The Tour (1955) (Season 4, Episode 30) as Woman on bus
I Love Lucy: The Homecoming (1955) (Season 5, Episode 6) as Neighbour
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Willam Frawley.
The Jack Benny Program: Mary Has A Co. Reunion (1957) (Season 7, Episode 15) as Barbara
A Child is Waiting (1963) as Miss Brown (uncredited)