A Legend Dies

Miss Ellie has died.

Barbara Bel Geddes, the winsome actress who rose to stage and movie stardom but reached her greatest fame as Miss Ellie Ewing in the long-running TV series “Dallas,” has died. She was 82.

This is one of those where I thought she had been long dead. Who knew. You really should read the obituary. While I grew up knowing her from Dallas, I did not know she had such an illustrious career.

For example, Ms. Bel Geddes was the original Maggie in the broadway production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” a role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor.

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