Monday, January 6, 2014

Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie in Oklahoma, dead at 83

Her death, of kidney failure, on November 13, 2013, was not reported until January 3, 2014. After retiring from acting (she also did TV, having been cast on four Perry Mason episodes) she became a publicist, author and real estate agent.
     In the Oklahoma, clip below, Lawrence affects a terrifying laugh while obsequiously chatting up Gordon MacRae. Nearby, a worried Shirley Jones watches from the porch under a glorious New Mexico sky, where most Oklahoma exteriors were filmed.

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