Great News for Bookworms & Classic Sitcom Fans: Former blonde bombshell Barbara Eden — best remembered for her starring role in the hit 1960s TV series I Dream of Jeannie — is writing a tell-all memoir about her career in Hollywood.
The aging vamp rose to stardom playing the headstrong 2000-year-old female genie who falls in love with an astronaut, played by Larry Hagman. Jeannie produced 139 episodes between 1965 and 1970.
The memoir, called Jeannie out of the Bottle, will be published next year, The Crown Publishing Group revealed on Tuesday. The tome will detail Eden’s on and off-screen life with celebrities compadres, including Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, and her Jeannie co-star 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 every day living,” Eden, now 75, said in a statement.