Is it True What They Say About Stanwyck?

Best Not Mess With This Mama!

On screen and off, Barbara Stanwyck was a pioneer—a strong, independent, compassionate woman, and a force to be reckoned with! We love her as Victoria Barkley, the justice-seeking matriarch of the Barkley family, but how much do you know about this groundbreaking actress?

Take our fun quiz, and delve into the life of the tenacious Barbara Stanwyck.

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It's true! But she did get an uncredited role as a showgirl. It was her first film!
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It's true! But she did get an uncredited role as a showgirl. It was her first film!
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It's false! She attended Erasmus Hall High in Brooklyn, NY, and dropped out at 14 to get a job.
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It's false! She attended Erasmus Hall High in Brooklyn, NY, and dropped out at 14 to get a job.
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It's true! The poster read, “Jane Stanwyck in Barbara Frietchie”. Stanwyck’s real name was Ruby Catherine Stevens.
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It's true! The poster read, “Jane Stanwyck in Barbara Frietchie”. Stanwyck’s real name was Ruby Catherine Stevens.
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It's true! And Stanwyck caused quite a controversy at the time!
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It's true! And Stanwyck caused quite a controversy at the time!
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It's false! Stanwyck’s ashes were scattered over Lone Pine, California, where she made some of her Western films.
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It's false! Stanwyck’s ashes were scattered over Lone Pine, California, where she made some of her Western films.
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Can you believe it? She’s often called, “The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar.” However, she was given an Academy Honorary Award in 1982.
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Can you believe it? She’s often called, “The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar.” However, she was given an Academy Honorary Award in 1982.
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It's false! She was unable to have children, so she and her first husband, actor Frank Fay, adopted a son in 1932.
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It's false! She was unable to have children, so she and her first husband, actor Frank Fay, adopted a son in 1932.
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It's false! She was married to Frank Fay and Robert Taylor, but dated Robert Wagner, who was 23 years her junior!
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It's false! She was married to Frank Fay and Robert Taylor, but dated Robert Wagner, who was 23 years her junior!
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It's false! Earl Hamner, Jr. offered her the lead, but Stanwyck turned it down!
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It's false! Earl Hamner, Jr. offered her the lead, but Stanwyck turned it down!
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It’s true! Talk about perspective!
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It’s true! Talk about perspective!
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It’s true! Stanwyck played Constance Colby in four episodes of the nighttime soap in 1985.
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It’s true! Stanwyck played Constance Colby in four episodes of the nighttime soap in 1985.

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