After having lived and worked in England since about 1980, she retired from the theatre and settled in Spain.
In 1995 Black Swan published Barbara's autobiography entitled Miss McKirdy's Daughters will now Dance the Highland Fling.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Together with Christopher Galloway she starred in The Owl and the Pussycat, which was the opening production of the Academy Theatre in November 1967. It was directed by Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke.
Louis Ife's comedy Till Bed Do Us Part was staged by Ife and Kinghorn at The Little Theatre, Corner House Building, Johannesburg, in November 1973 as the opening production of the theatre. It was directed by Rex Garner and starred Ife and Kinghorn.
In 1973 she won a Gallery Club Award for Best English Actress.
SACD 1973; 1974.
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