Dallas Actors I Remember Mama and Barbara Bel Geddes Died 8.8.05

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  1. Barbara Fan

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    I just wanted to post (as usual every year, on the week of ) that August 8th was the sad day that Barbara Bel Geddes passed away following a diagnosis of Lung cancer.

    I always knew that one day Barbara would die - we all will - and I have always wondered how I would feel. She was getting older, and doesn't appear to have enjoyed the best of health over the years. When I heard the news on August 10th 2005 I felt like I had lost a friend, someone I knew, loved and cared about, without ever having met her. I hope that in her final months she didn't suffer, I couldn't bear that, and that her pain was well controlled. It doesn't seem fair that someone who had suffered before from breast cancer and heart disease should die from lung cancer. She had a rough ride health wise


    Thankfully she has left a wonderful legacy behind both on TV and film, and I'm sure many more generations will appreciate her talents.

    SHE TOUCHED MY LIFE AND MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON ME.
    I WILL NEVER FORGET HER.

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    lotsa love
    BF x
     
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  2. Sarah

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    Always loved, always remembered. :kiss::kiss: Sorely missed.
     
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    As I recall, @Tessie was the first one who posted about it.
     
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    She was - on the 9th I got an email from her grandaughter saying Call me, I will explain later but her number was always engaged when i tried to phone. I always thought it rather sweet that she wanted me to know before it hit the press. I had a gut feeling that something was wrong as she had recently been in hospital.
     
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    She remains very much missed. Does not seem like twelve years ago since she passed away.

    Swami
     
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    I have been re-watching the DVD's from the beginning .... and she was certainly the best Matriarch for the role as Miss Ellie, the lady was a legend in acting ability. The whole original casting was just genuine luck from the go!
     
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    Barbara Bel Geddes - I remember you today! :)

    It's hard to believe that it has already been exactly 12 years since you passed on. I only "knew" you as Miss Ellie Ewing on "Dallas", but I have no doubt that your acting abilities reached far beyond that.

    I hope that you're looking down from Heaven and realize just how many lives you touched throughout your personal and professional life. I'm certain that your family and friends love you for different reasons than I do. In my case, you can live on forever on-screen as Miss Ellie, a graceful yet tough lady that you don't want to mess with! I'd like to think that you had a lot in common with her!

    :rip: R.I.P. Barbara Bel Geddes (aka Miss Ellie) :rip:
    I'll remember you forever! :) You will always be a star in my eyes! :ping:
     
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    I remember finding out about her passing from the Ultimate Dallas e-mail list/news letter first and then reading more about it on this board.

    Her death made me sad since I loved her as Miss Ellie on the show. Also she was the same generation as my grandparents so her passing made me realize that they might not be with me that much longer either. :(

    Anyway BBG was a marvellous actress and I made a tribute video to her many years ago that also included some clips from some of her movies:



    Then here's a more recent video that focus on Miss Ellie's role as matriarch of the family:



    12 years on and Barbara is still very much remembered around here. :)
     
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    Gone but not forgotten. Always loved the film I Remember Mama long before Dallas went on air.
     
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    I got a nice reply from Howard Lakin

    he said

    "She was a very kind person, emotionally generous unlike most I worked with. I'm glad she has a fan who still cares..."

    yay for Howard Lakin

    :kiss:
     
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    :kiss:I named my wee cat after her (Miss Ellie) as I got her on the day that Barbara passed away. :kiss:
     
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    Howard Lakin??? :think:
     
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    What a sweet name for a cat! :spinning:
     
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