A stylish singer for big bands and some 30s Broadway musicals, Barriehad a small role in the lavish 1933 Broadway revue Strike Me Pink,starring Jimmy Durante. Barrie sang Lew Brown and Ray Henderson's 'It'sGreat To Be Alive'. She played a much bigger part in George White'sScandals Of 1936, in which she co-starred with Rudy Vallee and BertLahr, and sang two songs with completely different points of view;'Life Begins At Sweet Sixteen' and 'I've Got To Be Hot'. In the sameyear she appeared in Vincente Minnelli's 'dazzling' revue, The Show IsOn, alongside Beatrice Lillie and, again, Lahr.
Besides 'Now' and'Rhythm', Barrie also sang George and Ira Gershwin's humorous homage tothe waltz form, 'By Strauss'. During the late 30s, Barrie sang for aspell with drummer Abe Lyman's band before joining her husband, DickStabile's orchestra, as vocalist in 1940. She took over as leader whenStabile left for military service. Soon after he returned in 1945, theyseparated. Barrie continued for some time as a solo performer, but thenfaded from the scene.
Her records with the band included 'At Last','He's My Guy' and 'You're Easy To Dance With'. .
|1||Stone Cold Dead in the Market||1946||as Herself|
|2||Footlight Parade||1933||as Third auditioning singer|
|3||Cavalcade of Stars||1949||as Herself - Guest Vocalists|
|4||Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle||1948||as Herself - Singer|
|5||The Morey Amsterdam Show||1948||as Herself|
|6||Toast of the Town||1948||as Herself|