Barbara Pierce

born: 12 May 1905
United States of America
died: 04 April 2001
[last residence] Orange Beach, Alabama,
United States of America
(age 95)

American actress who played a bathing girl in several films during her short film career in the 1920s. She was born into a wealthy family, to broker Samuel Cupples Pierce and Elisabeth Howell (Plumber) Pierce. She was married to motion picture worker Francis Langton from 1926 until December 1930, when she was granted a divorce decree, then was wed to attorney Ralph Aldom Frost, Jr. from 1933 to his death in 1939. Not long after Frost's death, she was married to ranch farmer Edward Holcomb Fuller, presumably until his death in 1979.
One source gives her dates as born 15 October 1904, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; died 27 April 1972, Aladema, California, USA - but this is unproven.

Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Sailors, Beware!
Society girl (possibly bathing girl)

Acknowledgements: (1910 Census, line 81) (1926 marriage) (1930 Census, line 83) (Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec 1930) (1933 marriage) (Santa Ana Register, 31 Mar 1939) (1940 Census) (Frost's will probate, 1943; mentions Barbara Fuller and Edward H. Fuller) (public record) (Social Security Death Index) (Find a Grave)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)
Mack Sennett's Fun Factory, by Brent Walker
In order to establish her identity I had to review a film she was in called The Grand Duchess And The Waiter (1926) from YouTube

This page was last updated on: 04 November 2019