Definition of Barbara Stanwyck from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Barbara Stanwyck

 
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(1907-90) a US film actor known for playing strong characters. Her films include Double Indemnity (1944), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) and Executive Suite (1954). She was also a star of the television western series The Big Valley (1965-9). Stanwyck received a special Oscar in 1982.