Time capsule: Barbara Bain picks up Emmys Nos. 2 and 3

A while back, we posted a YouTube video of the 1967 Emmy awards, where many stars of 1960s spy television shows appeared. One of the winners that year was Barbara Bain, who played Cinnamon Carter, the femme fatale of Mission: Impossible.

Ms. Bain won two more Emmys before quitting the series. At the 1968 Emmys, she beat out Diana Rigg and Barbara Stanwyck for the second consecutive year. Ms. Bain was gracious in victory, thanking ace M:I writers William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter. But you be the judge:

A year later, she made it three in a row. It was also the first time the general public realized she had quit the series after Paramount brass squeezed out then-husband Martin Landau. That background made her acceptance speech especially memorable. See for you yourself:

3 Responses

  1. What a travesty that Barbara (Wooden) Bain won over Diana Rigg for Best Actress! An unmitigated travesty!

  2. IN 1969, a columnist in Look magazine wrote: “there was Barbara Bain
    copping her third straight dramatic farce trophy. She who isn’t fit to
    wear a pair of Diana Rigg’s discarded leotards.”

  3. She won three Emmy in 1967, 1968 and 1969 ! And according to me she was (and is) the best actress, better than Diana Rigg. Did you see her in M:I Ep “Captured” ? She was fabulous ! Barbara Bain is talended, gorgeous and classy actress ! Of course it’s my opinion

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