Joyce Barbour
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Joyce Barbour
Joyce Barbour
Actress Joyce Barbour.jpg
Born(1901-03-27)27 March 1901
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died14 March 1977(1977-03-14) (aged 75)
Northwood, Middlesex, England
OccupationFilm and Stage Actress
Richard Bird

Joyce Barbour (1901–1977) was an English actress.[1] She was the wife of the actor Richard Bird.[2]

Barbour was born in Birmingham on 27 March 1901 the daughter of Horace and Miriam Barbour, her father was an assurance clerk and later a hotel manager. She made her first stage appearance in Birmingham as a pantomime fairy in 1914.[3] She first appeared on the London stage in 1925 at the Gaiety Theatre in the chorus.[3]

Her theatre work included the original productions of Rodgers and Hart's Present Arms (1928), and Spring is Here (1929) on Broadway; and the musical Ever Green (1930) in London's West End.[4][5] She also played in the original production of Noël Coward's Words and Music at the Adelphi Theatre, London, in 1932.[6] In 1950 she appeared in Esther McCracken's Cry Liberty.

Barbour married actor Richard Bird in 1931 in London.[7] She died on 14 March 1977 in Hospital at Northwood, Middlesex, aged 75.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Joyce Barbour".
  2. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c "Miss Joyce Barbour - A long career on the stage". The Times (59966). London. Thursday. p. 16. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ League, The Broadway. "Joyce Barbour - Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  5. ^ "Production of Ever Green - Theatricalia".
  6. ^ "Production of Words and Music - Theatricalia".
  7. ^ "Joyce Barbour Photo Gallery".

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