Web site: http://www.barbaraminkus.com (Oct. 2007)
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Barbara Minkus originally from Chicago, began show business in Julius Monk's New York review Bits and Pieces. She then went on to receive rave reviews touring as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl throughout the United States. She was the original Lucy in the recording and Off-Broadway production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, and then continued her Broadway success in The Education Of Hyman Kaplan directed by the great George Abbott. On television, she was a regular for the six seasons of Love American Style and Gittle the Witch in ABC's Curiosity Shop. Barbara has numerous film, television, and voice over credits, as well as appearances on The Tonight Show and a record twenty times on The Merv Griffin Show. After taking time out to raise her family, Barbara returned to the theater at the Santa Monica Playhouse in Funny You Don't Look Like A Grandmother and went on to star there as Molly Picon in Picon Pie, a role she helped research She then reprised Molly Picon Off-Broadway. Last year, Barbara starred in Los Angeles and Florida as Jennie Grossinger in Stephen Cole's delightful musical Saturday Night At Grossinger's and will play Jennie again Off-Broadway in the summer of '07 She recently presented From This Moment On-Minkus Sings Porter at the University of Judaism directed by Cynthia Baer. Barbara guest starred this past December in NYC in Stephen Cole's new hit Piano Bar.