Barbara Minkus began show business in Julius Monk's
New York review Bits and Pieces. She then went on to receive rave reviews
touring as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl throughout the United States. She was
the original Lucy in the recording and Off-Broadway production of You're A
Good Man Charlie Brown, and continued her Broadway success in
The Education of Hyman Kaplan, directed by the great George Abbott.
On television, she was a regular for six seasons of Love American Style and played
Gittle the Witch in ABC's Curiosity Shop. She made many appearances on The Tonight Show
and a record twenty times on The Merv Griffin Show.
Barbara has numerous film
and voice over credits, including playing the voice of Ms Pacman in the ABC cartoon series Pac Man.
After taking time
out to raise her family, Barbara returned to the theater at the Santa Monica
Playhouse in Funny You Don't Look Like a Grandmother, and went on to
star there as Molly Picon in Picon Pie, a role she helped research. She then
reprised Molly Picon Off-Broadway. Barbara Minkus starred in Los Angeles and
Florida as Jennie Grossinger in Stephen Cole's delightful musical Saturday Night
Barbara starred December '08 in NYC in "Piano Bar". She also presented "From This Moment On – Minkus Sings Porter" at The American Jewish University in Los Angeles and returned there in January '08 to present "The Songs Of Irving Berlin".
In the summer of 2008, Barbara played Miss Lynch in "Grease" at the Muni Theatre in St. Louis, and came back to The Muni and Starlight Theater in Kansas City, to play Yente in "Fiddler on the Roof". Barbara starred in NYC in Saul Ilson's new Off-Broadway Musical "Don't Leave It All to Your Children."
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