Barbara McNair Died

Singer and actress Barbara McNair, who starred opposite Elvis Presley and Sidney Poitier and became one of the first black women to host her own television variety show, has died at 72, her husband said on Monday. McNair died on Sunday after a long battle with throat cancer, husband Charles Blecka told Reuters. McNair, who started singing in church as a girl, was still performing as recently as late last year. Along with Mary Tyler Moore and Jane Elliott Barbara McNair played opposite Presley in his last movie, 1969's "Change of Habit." McNair, Moore and Elliott all played nuns and Presley portrayed a doctor.
Source: Various / Updated: Feb 6, 2007 

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June (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007report abuse
Lovely woman.
potluck62 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2007report abuse
A class act.She will be missed.Rest in peace ,Barb
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2007report abuse
R.I.P. Barbara
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2007report abuse
I met her 2 yrs ago after one of her concerts. A very nice lady. Real class act. RIP Barbara.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2007report abuse
R.I.P. Barbara. This was one of Elvis' better films. Good soundtrack as such.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2007report abuse
What a great shame, certainly one of the better talents Elvis worked with on film.

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