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'Jeannie Out Of The Bottle'

You may know her best for her starring role in I Dream of Jeannie, but Barbara Eden has been a working actor and entertainer for more than six decades.

From an uncredited spot as College Girl to leading lady opposite Elvis Presley to headlining in Las Vegas, Miss Eden has rarely slowed down in a long and varied career.

On Wednesday's program, Barbara Eden takes time from her busy schedule to sit down for a conversation with Steve Kraske.  They will look at her career before and after Jeannie as well as points in her personal life that saw Eden prevail despite personal tragedy.

Barbara Eden will be starring in Social Security at the New Theatre Restaurant from August 29 - November 4.

We invite you to join the conversation from 11:00 - noon at 816.235.2888 with your questions and comments for Barbara Eden.

Barbara Eden's “I Dream of Jeannie” NBC Television series, launched in 1965, became an instant hit and ran for five seasons.  During her illustrious career, Barbara has starred in 25 feature films, five network TV series, 19 top-rated network made-for-television movies and headlined at many of the major hotel resorts and casinos including Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  Performing for over five decades, Barbara starred on more than 50 variety TV shows including 21 Bob Hope specials.  Her memoir 'Jeannie Out of the Bottle'  debuted on The New York Times bestseller list in April 2011 and is now available in paperback.   Ms. Eden works actively on behalf of numerous charities including The Trail of Painted Ponies Breast Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, the Wellness Community, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, Save the Children and Childhelp USA. Born in Tucson, AZ, and raised in San Francisco, Barbara resides with her architect/real estate developer husband Jon Eicholtz in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills with their dog, Djinn-Djinn, an adorable, chocolate brown, pure bred Labradoodle.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.