’60s TV Icon and America’s Favorite Fantasy Girl, Miss Barbara Eden, Co-Star of NBC’s Classic “I Dream of Jeannie,” Turns 78 Today

Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman in a scene from “I Dream of Jeannie.” (Photo: NBC/Sony)

At the last Joelanta show, GIjOE collector Gordon Mayfield set out his $1,000 die-cast 1:6 scale Corvette mainly on a whim. It wasn’t a customized vehicle and he didn’t expect to win any prizes by showing it. He just knew we’d all enjoy seeing it and so brought it along for fun.

As it turns out, Gordon is also a fan of “I Dream of Jeannie,” the iconic ’60s comedy starring Larry Hagman and blonde bombshell, Barbara Eden. To celebrate that fact, Mayfield had placed a GIjOE dressed in a “Major Nelson” USAF uniform and a “Jeannie” Barbie inside the magnificent 2-seater. How cool!

Today, there’s more reason to celebrate…On this day (August 23rd), in Arizona, 78 years ago, Barbara Eden was born. If you’re a fan of the actress or her show, you might want to take a moment to visit her personal website found HERE or spin up the ol’ DVD player and watch a few episodes!

Gordon Mayfield’s astonishing 1:6 scale die-cast Corvette with Jeannie and Major Nelson, on display during 2012’s Joelanta. (Photo: Mark Otnes)

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One thought on “’60s TV Icon and America’s Favorite Fantasy Girl, Miss Barbara Eden, Co-Star of NBC’s Classic “I Dream of Jeannie,” Turns 78 Today

  1. kneonknight says:

    Out of nostalgia, I took a cruise over to her website…WOW! Darned near 80 years old and she still looks incredible. She has either made a deal with the devil or has one helluva good plastic surgeon.

    Happy Birthday, Jeannie.

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