- She was not allowed to show her belly button on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965) because of NBC's "No Navel Edict".
- Her parents divorced when she was 3 and her mother Alice later married Harrison Connor Huffman.
- Although she was born Barbara Jean Moorhead, she took her stepfather's last name of Huffman when her mother Alice remarried.
- Also played Jeannie's sister in "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965).
- Mother, Alice Huffman (b. 13 August 1915). Barbara and her mother were very close. After her mother developed lung cancer, Barbara took care of her until she died on November 12, 1986.
- Step-father, Harrison Connor Huffman (b. 19 November 1907)
- Son, Matthew Ansara, (b. 29 August 1965).
- Graduated in 1949 Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco.
- Shortly after shooting began on the pilot episode for "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965), it was learned that she was pregnant. Director Gene Nelson invented a shot he playfully called the "ATB". ("Above the Baby") "Sometimes", he stated, "We'd have to follow Jeannie's arm across the room".
- Her son Matthew Ansara (with first husband Michael Ansara) died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 35. His body was found in his car in a parking lot off a freeway in Los Angeles. [25 June 2001]
- Barbara's last name was changed from "Huffman" to "Eden" by her first agent.
- Measurements: 36B/C-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- She was inducted into the California Broadcasting Hall Of Fame in a special ceremony July 18, 2003
- Her husband, Jon Eicholtz, celebrates his birthday on August 3
- She did a screen test in May, 1960 for the 20th Century Fox studios movie State Fair (1962).
- After "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965) she had a nightclub act for a while. She was actually a talented singer, and she performed various kinds of songs in her act.
- She's directly descended from American founding father Benjamin Franklin.
- Aunt of Katherine Fugate.
- Has a younger sister, Alison Scanlon, who is 12 years younger.
- Ex-mother-in-law of Julie Ansara.
- Barbara and her husband, Jon Eicholtz, were married in 1991 in San Francisco at Grace Cathedral, where Barbara attended as a child.
- As a child, she had to wear glasses, an eye patch and pigtails. Because of this, she became very shy. To help overcome her shyness, her mother had Barbara get singing lessons.
- Miss San Francisco of 1951.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Lucille Ball became her mentor and wanted to put Barbara under contract, Barbara signed with 20th Century Fox, instead.
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