How tall was Lynn Bari

Lynn Bari's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American actress best remembered for roles in films such as Sun Valley Serenade, Orchestra Wives, The Amazing Mr. X, Nocturne, Kit Carson, Blood and Sand, I Dream of Jeanie, Hello, Frisco, Hello and The Bridge of San Luis Rey. In a 1941 article it mentioned her as being "five-feet-six" and having to remove her shoes for close-ups. She said "I hate standing on drafty stages in my stocking feet...I envy girls who are little, say five-feet-one or two."

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5ft 6in (167.6cm)
Sam said on 1/Jun/16
Her quote is strange though. If 5'6 was as tall on average as 5'8 is today, then how was 5'1 or 5'2 little back then? That would be like 5'3 or 5'4 today which I would hardly say was little. Maybe I'm reading too much into it and we all have our own opinions but to feel too tall at 5'6 would hardly imply 5'1 or 5'2 was little. Maybe it is today and if you're 5'8 lol.
littlesue said on 26/May/16
My son thought he was looking at a pic of me as a young girl when he saw this on the screen, it does look like a younger me, thought I would be standing on a very large box to reach 5ft 6!!
Arch Stanton said on 26/May/16
Yes, I've often thought the 5 ft 8 women of that generation were like 5'10-5'11 today, a 5 ft 9 like Ingrid Bergman would be like a 6 ft woman today I think. In India a 5 ft 6 woman is still considered tall of course. There's women that height like Denis Van outen and Angelie Jolie who can pull off tall range anyway, but I think 170 and over is really proper tall range for a woman, 5 ft 6 range is sort of like 5 ft 11 range for a guy isn't it, upper average-tallish rather than tall.
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/16
Interesting quote for the period BTW, 5 ft 6 is by no means a tall woman but obviously it was for that period. Imagine how Ingrid Bergman felt during that era!
Editor Rob: 5ft 6 then might be like 5ft 8 today?
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/16
Tampico too with Edward G. Robinson. Probably too many now though!
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/16
Cheers Rob, so many films to choose from haha, don't know if you can squeeze in I Dream of Jeanie and Hello, Frisco, Hello?

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