June 30th, 2010
01:51 PM ET

Barbara Eden pens memoir

She bared her belly on “I Dream of Jeannie” and now 75-year-old Barbara Eden is baring her soul in a new memoir.

Crown publishing announced on Tuesday that the blonde TV icon will conjure up “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” a 2011 tell-all in which she’ll share her on- and off-screen encounters with legends past and present, including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Paul Newman, and Clint Eastwood.

Fans of the ‘60s series “I Dream of Jeannie” will also get their wish as the star - born Barbara Jean Morehead - will dish about her experience portraying a 2,000-year-old genie who shacks up with a Florida astronaut, played by Larry Hagman.

“Like Jeannie, I've been bottled up long enough - it's time for me to pop the cork and talk about the amazing people I've been fortunate enough to meet along the way, and the highs and lows of my everyday living," Eden said in a statement.

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  1. Carlos1636

    Because of her offensive remarks, Barbara Eden is no longer a favorite; she is a disgrace. During an interview by Joy Behar. Ms. Eden referred to Desi Arnaz. She and host Joy Behar spoke of his attraction for Ms. Eden. And when Joy called Desi a "hound dog" Barbara Eden said, "well you know, that South American culture."

    What is next for Barbara Eden to say? Will she say, "well you know those Black people" or "well, you know those Jews" when the topic is about someone of that race or faith?

    I am not even South American but I was offended at this remark. I was surprised that the host Joy Behar didn't speak up against this or even correct Barbara Eden and tell her that Desi Arnaz was not South American either. He was Cuban.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Click Tab Rip Daniel Cohen

    We are going to be part of Charlie Sheens rehab!

    November 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alden Contino

    She is a winner and we are proud of her.

    November 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark Detert Stanis

    I think she is the Clara Bow of her generation.

    September 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Myrna & David Band/Sarasota Florida

    We just Love her to death!

    September 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tab Bick Click Cohn

    She is a Hottie!

    September 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Martin Urkowitz--Palm Beach Florida

    She is an underrated actress.

    September 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gary Strauss

    Hagman is wonderful too.

    September 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Buzzy Taubman

    We are all awaiting a Hagman/Eden reunion.

    September 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Norton Urkowitz/West Palm Beach Florida

    I dream of Jeannie every night!

    September 13, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. Alden Carr Jr.

    We are going to be watching the Dallas reunion

    September 13, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Norton Urkowitz

    We all are proud of Ms. Edens achievements.

    September 13, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Daniel William Tabas

    These people are great.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Abduhll Solms Sr.

    Kirk Douglas is a winner and will star as Superman.

    Abduhl Solms Sr.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steven Solms Jr.

    We need a vigile for Mickey Rourke to beat his addiction to Jelly Beans.


    August 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nancy Cosgrove Axilbund

    Freddo Douglas will live on

    August 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Chucklehead Dad Clauss


    August 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Chucklehaed Clauss

    Barbara loves Fresh fish seafood.

    Dad Felix Thomas Anna Clauss

    August 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dad Clauss

    We all love her and want her to continue to act.

    Thomas Felix Clauss

    August 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tony Urkkmen

    She was my favorite pupil!

    Thank you for remembering the Actors Playhouse.


    August 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Nancy Sharon Axilbund

    She is a winner. Before i began my business career i studied acting under Tony Urkkman, he coached Barbara too

    Nancy Sharon Axilbund

    August 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tab Cohn

    Barbara is the Thinking Mans choice.

    Tab Cohn

    August 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Larry Stotman

    She is the stuff dreams are made of!


    August 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Shelby stoman

    She is a Great Actress $ lady!


    August 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. reynolds peskin

    We must remember that the number of parts for great Actresses was far less in Barbara Edens genre.

    She is the Julia Roberts of her era!

    Reynolds Peskin

    July 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  26. reynolds peskin

    Barbara Eden is a great lady and actress!

    Reynolds Peskin

    July 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Snurfles

    I wanted to be just like Jeannie when I was a little girl. Loved the show! This book will be a great read, I'm sure.

    July 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Max

    Barbara appeared in an episode of the Andy Griffith Show prior to I Dream of Jeannie as a manicurist in Floyd's Barbershop. She was already smokin' hot.

    July 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tony

    Was a huge fan (still am, just hardly ever get to see any reruns) of "I Dream Of Jeannie" when I started watching reruns in the 80s. Barbara Eden was probably one of the hottest women around (ever) in her prime. I'd love to see her on tv (Considering how much leeway she'd have with her costume nowadays) now but as the 20 something she was then.

    But she still looks very good for being 75.

    July 1, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. Kim

    This is great news! Barbara Eden is a talented actress and I am eager to read about stories that have make her America's Sweetheart. Big fan of "I Dream of Jeanie!"

    July 1, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  31. Brienna

    Count me among the fans! II grew up watching Jeannie reruns in the early 70s as well. My friends and I would dressup and play Jeannie and Samantha (Bewitched) back when kids had to make their own entertainment and games "back in the day.." Looking forward to the book!

    July 1, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  32. Edie

    My husband said he had a major crush on her when he was younger. I remember wanting to be her during Halloween when I was younger. I loved that show. We are both 47.Best wishes to Barbara Eden she looks great at 75 !!!!

    July 1, 2010 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  33. ElizabethM

    I heard from people I know that knew her & her husband that she is as sweet as pie! I so look forward to reading her book. Love you Jeanie!!! :o)

    July 1, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. John

    Jeannie is out of the bottle...

    July 1, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  35. Danny

    I watched the "I Dream of Jeanie" reruns as a little boy in the early 70's. She was HOT then, and still is in my opinion. Hard to believe she is 75 years old. I look forward to reading her book.

    June 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Mike


    June 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. insp67

    I was in love with Genie, and still am. WOW!!! I couldn't believe they showed her belly!! Talk about a boy's hormones going wild!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      I was a kid growing up watching the show – and her belly was (and probably still is) HOT!!! She's and awesome person and actress. Thanks 'Genie'!!!

      June 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |

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