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Barbara Bates by bigd4787
bigd4787

bigd4787

(United States)
Added on December 25, 2020, 11:50 am
Colored pencils
 

  For native of Denver, Colorado (USA) Barbara Bates, winning a local beauty contest resulted in the teenager's ticket (literally) to Hollywood. For better or worse, 19 year old Barbara wedded Cecil Coan, a United Artists publicist who was 26 years her senior (already married, and with children). She signed on with Universal Pictures and, despite some setbacks (including changing studios), had a seemingly successful career. The chronic depression which had plagued Barbara for much of her life began to manifest as instability, and the illness of Coan (her husband of over 20 years) finally ended her show business career (save for one last on-screen appearance). After Coan's death, and despite a valiant attempt to salvage a semblance of existence, Barbara took her life at age 43.
 

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Deleted profile - 10 months ago

Very good :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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Deleted profile - 9 months ago

:hug: :hug: :magic:

 
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dasee
dasee - 10 months ago

Very nice :clap: :clap: :clap: :love: :love: :love: :cute: :cute: :cute: :thumbup:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :grin: :grin: :hi:

 
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dasee
dasee - 9 months ago

:) :cute: :cute: :cute: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:

 
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Mellody
Mellody - 10 months ago

So awesome :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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Tom-Heyburn
Tom-Heyburn - 10 months ago

I love your bios, as you know, but your portraits are the very rich icing on the cake. Never stop David. And the best thing is...I easily recognise your artwork from the little thumbnails on "recent portraits", so you definately have your own unique style, and a lot of artists would love to have that, :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

Tremendously encouraging, thanks for that .. what a great 'little' global community we have here, no? :grin:

 
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Tom-Heyburn
Tom-Heyburn - 9 months ago

It really is, always a pleasure to dip in and see what the craic is. Must say your art is a favourite of mine, but I guess you know that !! :) :) :) :)

 
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linshyhchyang
linshyhchyang - 10 months ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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CeGe
CeGe - 10 months ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :hi:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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claireff1
claireff1 - 10 months ago

very nice :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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claireff1
claireff1 - 9 months ago

you're welcome :blowkiss:

 
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didgiv
didgiv - 10 months ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :magic: :magic: :magic: :magic: :magic:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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Bobchew
Bobchew - 10 months ago

Wonderful artwork, bravo :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup: :hi: :hi: :magic: :magic: :magic:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 9 months ago

:grin: :grin: :grin:

 

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