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“Still miss our conversations. " once humans figured it out, then what is next.?" ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Vargo Bondurich - CA

“Happy Birthday to you, Vanda, in Heaven. Hope it's tea for you and the Angels. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Bondurich - Palm Springs, CA

“I met Vanda back in the 1970's through NYC actor friends (Dick Latessa and Ted Pugh were two she was particularly friends with) who were all studying...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jonathan Hilton - New York, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vanda and her family. We will truly miss her. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Bondurich - Palm Springs

“Banda, You were a truly incredible actress. I loved you on the Here's Lucy show. I will always remember you. Rest in peace. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Justin Frederic - Toronto

“In memory of a terrifically talented, funny and feisty lady. I'm so sorry she's gone, but it was such a pleasure to get to know her over these last...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Brock Weir - Aurora, Ontario


Long time Palm Springs resident, Vanda Barra, 90, passed away on April 9 after a long illness. Vanda worked in the entertainment field most of her life beginning as a model in New York City and then moving to California to pursue live theater and television. She is most recognized in her character roles in the "Here's Lucy show," "The Jeffersons," and "All In The Family." Vanda is survived by her sister, Theda Mauro, niece and nephew, Adrienne and Mark Mazar, a grand niece Gabriella Raffo, several grand nephews, Shane Mazar, Eric Mauro and Alex Mauro. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palm Springs Desert Aids Project. 1695 North Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, Ca. 92262.