Ex-mother-in-law of Julie Ansara.
Son, Matthew Ansara, (b. 29 August 1965).
Although she was born Barbara Jean Moorhead, she took her stepfather's last name of Huffman when her mother Alice remarried.
Miss San Francisco of 1951.
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.
She's directly descended from American founding father Benjamin Franklin.
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.
Barbara's last name was changed from "Huffman" to "Eden" by her first agent.
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)
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.
Her husband, Jon Eicholtz, celebrates his birthday on August 3
Barbara and her husband, Jon Eicholtz, were married in 1991 in San Francisco at Grace Cathedral, where Barbara attended as a child.
Her parents divorced when she was 3 and her mother Alice later married Harrison Connor Huffman.
She was inducted into the California Broadcasting Hall Of Fame in a special ceremony July 18, 2003
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