Actress of stage, screen, and television Barbara Woodell was also professionally known as Barbara Allen. She was born Barbara Cornett and was the first wife of comedian/pianist Oscar Levant (they were married less than a year). Though she'd played a bit part in a 1941 film, Woodell did not have her first real film role until 1944 in Leave It to the Irish. Her film career lasted through 1959 and included appearances in The Star (1952) and Silver Lode (1974). Woodell died of natural causes on January 16, 1997, in Ojai, CA.