Barbara Eden is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is well known for her role as Jeannie in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70). Now let’s have a close look at Barbara Eden’s net worth.
Born on August 23, 1931, in Tuscon, Arizona, Barbara Jean Morehead was the daughter of Alice Mary and Huber Henry, a butcher by profession.
Her mother soon divorced her father, and they eventually moved to San Francisco where Alice married Harrison Connor Huffman who was a telephone lineman.
Eden made her foray into singing at a young age, singing in the local church choir. At the age of 16, she became a member of Actor’s Equity. She continued with her music in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also did theatre with Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1949. She was elected Miss San Francisco in 1951.
She has been married thrice in her life. Her first marriage was to Michael Ansara in 1958. She had her only son Matthew who eventually died at the age of 35. After her divorce with Ansara in 1974, Barbara married Charles Donald Fegert in 1977. They got divorced in 1983. Her present marriage is to Jon Eicholtz. They got hitched in 1991 and have been together ever since.
Eden’s first acting job was a blink, and you miss role in the 1956 film Back From Eternity. She also featured in the Tv series, How to Marry a Millionaire.
She also had small roles in I Love Lucy, Perry Mason, Highway 66, and Gunsmoke in the ’50s. She featured in the movie Flaming Star in 1960.
Eden caught her big break when she landed the lead role in I Dream of Jeannie who is now regarded as a cult classic.
In the 1970’s she appeared in three motion pictures: A Howling in the Woods, The Woman Hunter, The Stranger Within as well as a parody motion picture Harper Valley PTA.
Barbara also filmed Always and Forever, for Hallmark in 2008.
She was also the host for a live touring production, Ballroom With a Twist.
She even wrote a memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle” revealing intricate details about her life.
Awards & Achievements
Barbara was nominated for Top Female New Personality in the Laurel Awards in 1961.
She also received the Golden Globe nomination in 1967 and 1970 for ‘Best TV Star’ in I Dream of Jeannie. She won the ‘Star on the Walk of Fame’ in 1988. Eden was also named by ‘People’ magazine as ‘One of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of The Twentieth Century’.
She won a ‘Television Land Award’ in 2003 for playing the character of Jeannie.
Net Worth of Barbara Eden
Eden’s net worth at approximately $10 million.
Her revenues primarily stem from her career as a successful actress and singer. Her role in I Dream of Jeannie is a major contributor to her fortunes. Her tell-all book also adds to her earnings.
Barbara Eden shot to fame by her beautiful singing voice and her acting abilities. After her successful stint in I Dream of Jeannie, she took on minor roles in various TV shows and movies. She also took an active part in theatre. Her life has seen many ups and downs. Her son’s death due to a drug overdose had caused her deep pain.
She must be applauded from rising from her humble origins to becoming the star that she made herself into in spite of the obstacles in her path.