Lynn Bari born Margaret Schuyler Fisher, was a movie actress (usually in B-movies) who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in over one hundred 20th Century Fox films from the early 1930s through the 1940s.
Born in Roanoke, Virginia, most of her early films, before getting supporting parts, were uncredited roles usually playing receptionists or chorus girls.
Baris rare leading roles include China Girl (1942)Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943). However, in the B movies she was in, Lynn was usually cast as a villainess. Some examples include the films ShockNocturne (both 1946).
No exceptions to this general theme was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944). Lynn Baris last film appearance was as the mother of rebellious teenager Patty McCormack in The Young Runaways (1968).
In 1955, Bari appeared in the episode "The Beautiful Miss X" of Rod Camerons syndicated crime drama City Detective. In 1960, she played female bit Belle Starr in the episode "Perilous Passage" of the NBC western series Overl Trail starring William BendixDoug McClurewith fellow guest star Robert J. Wilke as Cole Younger.
In July 1952, Bari appeared in her own situation comedy called Boss Lady. She portrayed Gwen Allen, the beautiful top utive of a construction firm. Not the least of her troubles in the assignment was that of being able to hire a general manager who did not fall in love with her.
Commenting on her "other woman" roles, Bari once said, "I seem to be a woman always with a gun in her purse. Im terrified of guns. I go from one set to the other shooting peoplestealing husbs!"