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Barbara Anne Hall was born on the 12th March 1933 in Butler, Pennsylvania USA, and is an actress, model, and writer as well, but probably best known to the world for her portrayals of Agent 99 in the sitcom “Get Smart” (1965-1970), Juliet Nowell in the film “Fitzwilly” (1967), and Brenda in the film “Smile” (1975), among other differing roles. Barbara’s career started in 1957.

Have you ever wondered how rich Barbara Feldon is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Feldon’s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Barbara Feldon Net Worth $3 Million

Barbara grew up in her hometown and attended Bethel Park High School, where she was a part of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, including taking acting lessons. Following her matriculation, Barbara enrolled at Carnegie Institute of Technology, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.

Barbara’s career started in the late ‘50s as a model, beginning with a couple of commercials, including the one for “Top Brass”, which led to her acting debut in the TV series “East Side/West Side” (1964). This was followed by support roles in such TV series as “Flipper” (1964), “12 O’Clock High” (1965), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (1965), until she was cast in the lead role of Agent 99 in the Mel Brooks and Buck Henry sitcom “Get Smart” (1965-1970). The series put her on the Hollywood map, and also increased her net worth by a large margin.

While the show lasted, she also featured in several other productions, including the lead role in Delbert Mann’s romantic comedy “Fitzwilly” (1967), next to Dick Van Dyke and John McGiver.

Following the end of the sitcom, Barbara appeared in several television films, including the “Getting Away from It All” (1972), and “Playmates” (1972), and continued to feature in films during the ‘70s, such as in “Smile” (1975), “A Guide for the Married Woman” (1978), and “Before and After” (1979), among others, which also improved her wealth.

During the ‘80s she wasn’t quite active on screen, but still recorded several appearances, including the lead role in the film “Children of Divorce” (1980), and reprising the role of Agent 99 in the film “Get Smart, Again” (1989).

Her career declined slowly during the ‘90s, and she made only brief appearances in such TV series as “Cheers” (1991), “Mad About You” (1993), and “Emily of New Moon” (1998), and she last appeared on screen in the film “The Last Request” (2006). However, Barbara still appears frequently in off-Broadway plays, keeping her acting career alive.

Apart from acting, she is also an accomplished writer; she published her first book in 2003, entitled “Living Alone and Loving It”, the sales of which also increased her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Barbara has been married twice, firstly to Lucien Verdoux-Feldon – hence her surname – from 1958 until 1967, then a year later she married Burt Nodella; the couple divorced in 1979.

Full Name Barbara Feldon
Net Worth $3 Million
Date Of Birth March 12, 1933
Place Of Birth Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Profession Actress
Education Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality American
Spouse Lucien Verdoux-Feldon (m. 1958–1967)
Siblings Patricia Hall
Partner Burt Nodella
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271156/
Awards TV Land Favorite Fashion Plate – Female Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Movies Fitzwilly, Get Smart, Again!, No Deposit, No Return, A Vacation in Hell, Let’s Switch!, Smile, The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas, Sooner or Later, Last Request, A Guide for the Married Woman, Before and After
TV Shows Get Smart, The Dean Martin Comedy World
1 I was a very loving and good friends with Don Adams in the years after Get Smart (1965) and until he died. We never really bonded during the show except as characters. He was preoccupied with the role. We just thought of ourselves as congenial business colleagues. Yes. There was an extra sweetness about them, a sense of nostalgia. And you never know when something will turn into art. I don’t think it’s pretentious to say it was art, maybe pop art. Every element worked. It was crafted like a comic strip, in a way. Everything had to pay off with a laugh. Don would say ‘there are too many words’ or ‘the set up isn’t right’. There was no improvisation. There is a sort of poetry to writing comedy. Poetry is very crafted. You can’t have too many words. It needs compression. It has to be spare, just the right number of words. And Don’s instincts were infallible. We never rehearsed. I think we got more skilled as time went on. I did. At first, I had one foot in my little girl’s self and one foot in my grown-up self. You can see it in my character. By the end, I had both feet in my adult self. 99 still had an adoration for Maxwell Smart, but with more authority. (on her professional on- and off-screen friendship with Don Adams, who played Maxwell Smart)
2 I wish I could say this was a wonderful script…..It was like what I would call mind candy and it just got rid of the best perfectly good 2 hours of your life. (on her part in the film, Let’s Switch! (1975).
3 “There’s not a day when somebody doesn’t smile and say, ‘Oh, you’re Agent 99.’ I like being in a world that regards me in a friendly way.” Interview with Toby Kahn, 1983.
1 New York City. [February 2005]
2 She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
3 In 1968, during the original run of the series, she married Get Smart (1965) producer, Burt Nodella. They divorced in 1979.
4 Though she’s still the youngest cast member of Get Smart (1965), most sources claimed she was born in 1941.
5 Says that she enjoys writing poetry, studying, and “living.”
6 Best remembered by the public for her starring role as CONTROL agent 99 in Get Smart (1965).
7 Long after Get Smart (1965) had ended its series run in 1970, she enjoyed a very successful TV commercial voice-over career, which lasted well into the 80s.
8 Feldon’s Get Smart (1965) character, Agent 99, was named “most stylish secret agent” at the 2004 TV Land Hall of Fame awards.
9 Pop-art quad-portrait done in 1965 by Andy Warhol.
10 Does voiceovers for commercials today, and performed a one-woman show in the ’90s.
11 Was nearsighted as a young woman.
12 Likes minimalist interior decoration.
13 She graduated from Bethel Park High School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
14 She has a sister named Patricia.
15 Wrote a self-help book in 2003 called “Living Alone and Loving It”
16 Hosted a magazine-type syndicated TV show Special Edition (1977).
17 Graduated from Carnegie-Mellon in 1955.
18 When she started Get Smart (1965), she was already famous, albeit anonymously, for lolling on a tiger skin rug as she purred the praises of Top Brass hair cream.
19 Won $64,000 dollars on The $64,000 Question (1955). Category: Shakespeare.


Title Year Status Character
The Last Request 2006/I Mom
American Experience 2002 TV Series documentary Voice-overs
Emily of New Moon 1998 TV Series Madame Marlena
Chicago Sons 1997 TV Series Lindsay’s Mother
Something So Right 1997 TV Series Beverly
Get Smart 1995 TV Series 99
Mad About You 1993 TV Series Diane ‘Spy Girl’ Caldwell
Cheers 1991 TV Series Lauren Hudson
Get Smart, Again! 1989 TV Movie 99
Hothouse 1988 TV Series Bea Shecter
Square One Television 1987 TV Series Narrator (1987) (voice)
Secrets 1986 TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials 1982 TV Series Karen Dunoway
Children of Divorce 1980 TV Movie Irene Hoffman
Before and After 1979 TV Movie Penny
A Vacation in Hell 1979 TV Movie Evelyn
Sooner or Later 1979 TV Movie Lois Walters
A Guide for the Married Woman 1978 TV Movie Maggie
The Four of Us 1977 TV Movie Julie
No Deposit, No Return 1976 Carolyn
Doctors’ Hospital 1975 TV Series
Smile 1975 Brenda
Let’s Switch! 1975 TV Movie Kate Fleming
What Are Best Friends For? 1973 TV Movie Valerie Norton
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 TV Short Patti Bear (voice)
McMillan & Wife 1973 TV Series Margaret ‘Maggie’ Miller
Griff 1973 TV Series Sharon Dennis
Of Men and Women 1973 TV Movie segment “Never Trust a Lady”
Thriller 1973 TV Series Jenny Frifth
Medical Center 1973 TV Series Barbara Dorsey
The Wide World of Mystery 1973 TV Series Jenny Frifth
Search 1972 TV Series Kate Dawes
Playmates 1972 TV Movie Lois Barnett
Here Comes the Judge 1972 TV Movie Singer
Getting Away from It All 1972 TV Movie Helen Clark
Matt Lincoln 1970 TV Series Jilly
The Name of the Game 1970 TV Series Cynthia Hampton
Get Smart 1965-1970 TV Series #99 / Agent 99 / Connie Barker
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Lady Scientist
Fitzwilly 1967 Juliet Nowell
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series
Point Blank 1967 Girl in TV commercial (uncredited)
Caprice 1967 Girl at theatre (uncredited)
Profiles in Courage 1965 TV Series Frances Cleveland
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 TV Series Mandy Stevenson
12 O’Clock High 1965 TV Series Lt. Claire Cummings
Slattery’s People 1965 TV Series Aurora Fleming
Flipper 1964 TV Series Erna Morley
The Doctors and the Nurses 1964 TV Series Hildie Jackson
Mr. Broadway 1964 TV Series Laura
East Side/West Side 1964 TV Series Joanna / Toni Ginger


Title Year Status Character
Get Smart 1966 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The Early Show 2008 TV Series Herself
The Secret History of Get Smart 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Get Smart Reunion Seminar 2006 Video documentary Herself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Herself
Inside TV Land: Get Smart 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Geraldo Rivera Show 1995 TV Series Herself
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Herself
The Dinosaurs! 1992 TV Series Narrator (voice)
Good Morning America 1977-1989 TV Series Herself
Reading Rainbow 1987 TV Series Herself
Today 1967-1982 TV Series Herself
The 80’s Woman 1980 TV Series Herself – Host
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1979 TV Series Herself – Actress / Herself
Bonkers! 1979 TV Series Herself
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Herself
The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Herself
Special Edition 1977 TV Series documentary Herself – Host
The $10,000 Pyramid 1974-1977 TV Series Herself
Shoot for the Stars 1977 TV Series Herself
Word Grabbers 1976 TV Movie Herself – Panelist (3rd Pilot)
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Herself
Three for the Money 1975 TV Series Herself
Rhyme and Reason 1975 TV Series Herself
Don Adams’ Screen Test 1975 TV Series
The Dean Martin Comedy World 1974 TV Series Herself – Host
Energy Crisis 1974 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Baffle 1973 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1973 TV Series Herself – Panelist / Herself – Cameo
The Vin Scully Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1972-1973 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1968-1972 TV Series Herself
Portable Electric Medicine Show 1972 TV Movie Herself
Flip 1971-1972 TV Series Herself
Jerry Visits 1972 TV Series Herself
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1971 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
The Movie Game 1971 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Herself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968-1971 TV Series Herself
The Don Knotts Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series Herself
Sandler and Young’s Kraft Music Hall 1970 TV Series Herself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special 1970 TV Movie Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1970 TV Series Herself – Guest
The John Davidson Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Laugh-In 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
The Steve Allen Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
What’s My Line? 1957-1967 TV Series Herself / Contestant
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Herself
Dream Girl of ’67 1967 TV Series Herself – Fashion Hostess
Girl Talk 1963-1966 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1966 TV Series Herself – Team Captain
Missing Links 1964 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Herself
The $64,000 Question 1957 TV Series Herself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Hippest Fashion Plate – Female Get Smart (1965)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1984 ACE CableACE Awards Program Hostess The 80’s Woman (1980)
1983 ACE CableACE Awards Program Hostess The 80’s Woman (1980)
1969 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series Get Smart (1965)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series Get Smart (1965)
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female New Face 8th place.
1966 Gold Medal Photoplay Awards Most Promising New Star (Female)