BARBARA STANWYCK 60 (1907-1990) Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965-69) (above) wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964, after which she appeared on television until 1986. It was a career that lasted for 59 years (imdb) (please follow minkshmink)
Barbara Stanwyck: "I do not believe that life should be lived easily and softly. People are wrong in craving the easy way. Orphaned at 4, I had a harsh childhood. I do not regret it. The pruning of a tree gives it strength; just so standing up to harshness, not bowing to it, strengthens a human being."