She Was Charming, Attractive, And Ideal For All Roles
Many people are familiar with Barbara Eden from the 1960s comedy I Dream of Jeannie, but they may be surprised to learn that she was initially cast as a brunette by the show’s writers.
As with Bewitched, another fantasy sitcom with a blonde leading lady, they were looking for something new. The show’s writers ignored this little issue because Barbara Eden was so amusing, gorgeous, and suited for the character. The fact that they did is a wonderful thing. Since then, Barbara has become a household name.