Joanna Barnes, the veteran actor who starred in both versions of The parent trapdied at the age of 89.
The actor died on Friday April 29 at his home in California. Her friend Sally Jackson announced her death, saying she died of “multiple health issues”.
Barnes was best known for playing Vicky Robinson – a delightfully evil and scheming woman who marries a father of twins (whom she hates) for his money – in the 1961 film The parent trap.
In the 1998 remake, she played Vicki Blake, Robinson’s mother.
She also starred in movies Home before dark, Spartacus and The chariot of war and the TV series 21 Beacon Street, The O’Brien Trials, and Deadline Hollywood.
Barnes starred in The Millionaire, Mannix, The Murder She Wroteand Cheers.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her 1958 performance as debutante Gloria Upson in Auntie Mom.
In addition to acting, she has written novels including The deceivers, who is Carla Hart, Pastora and Silver Wood.
In 1973, Barnes told columnist Dick Kleiner that she liked writing because “it’s something you do yourself. As an actor, if you win an Oscar or an Emmy, you have to thank everyone. If you write a book, it is entirely up to you.
She is survived by her two sisters, Lally Barnes Freeman and Judith Barnes Wood, and the three children of her late husband Jack Lionel Warner: John Barnes, Laura Warner and Louise Warner.