Barbara Rush

Actor
An attractive leading lady often cast in well-bred roles, Barbara Rush entered films at the tail end of the studio system, making her debut in a small role in "Molly" (1950), based on the popular radio show "The ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1927 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

7th Heaven 1973 - 1974, 1995 - 1999, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1973 - 1974, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Spin City 1973 - 1974, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Relativity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Widow's Kiss 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memories 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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At Your Service 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Night the Bridge Fell Down 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

Jean Feathererst (Actor)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

Norma White (Actor)

Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Superdad 1974 (Movie)

Sue McCready (Actor)

The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1973 - 1974 (Tv Show)

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Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Man 1971 (Movie)

Kay Eaton (Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

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The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Hombre 1966 (Movie)

Audra Favor (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

Marian (Actor)

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Strangers When We Meet 1960 (Movie)

Eve Coe (Actor)

The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

Mar (Actor)

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Margaret Freemantle (Actor)

The Young Philadelphians 1958 (Movie)

Joan Dickinson (Actor)

Harry Black and the Tiger 1957 (Movie)

Christian Tanner (Actor)

No Down Payment 1957 (Movie)

Betty Kreitzer (Actor)

Oh, Men! Oh, Women! 1957 (Movie)

Myra Hagerman (Actor)

Bigger Than Life 1956 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Captain Lightfoot 1955 (Movie)

Aga Doherty (Actor)

Kiss of Fire 1954 (Movie)

Princess Lucia (Actor)

Magnificent Obsession 1954 (Movie)

Joyce Phillips (Actor)

Taza, Son of Cochise 1954 (Movie)

Oona (Actor)

The Black Shield of Falworth 1954 (Movie)

Meg Falworth (Actor)

It Came From Outer Space 1953 (Movie)

Ellen Fields (Actor)

When Worlds Collide 1951 (Movie)

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Batman (TV Show)

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Climax! (TV Show)

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Crime Club (TV Show)

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Cutter (TV Show)

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Death Car on the Freeway (TV Show)

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Flamingo Road (TV Show)

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Moon of the Wolf (TV Show)

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Portrait of Grandpa Doc (TV Show)

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Suddenly Single (TV Show)

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The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Show)

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The Last Day (TV Show)

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The Seekers (TV Show)

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Web of Deceit (TV Show)

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Biography

An attractive leading lady often cast in well-bred roles, Barbara Rush entered films at the tail end of the studio system, making her debut in a small role in "Molly" (1950), based on the popular radio show "The Goldbergs. " She went on to play leading ladies in some top pictures, but appeared in numerous forgettable ones before breaking into TV in the 1960s. Although Rush won her first leading roles in such Paramount films as "The First Legion" (1951), she is probably better remembered as Joan, the woman who loves Paul Newman even after he chooses a job over her hand in marriage, in "The Young Philadelphians" (1959), and opposite Frank Sinatra in "Come Blow Your Horn" (1963). She also had key roles in "The Young Lions" (1958), "The Man" (1972), and an amusing supporting role in "Can't Stop the Music" (1980).

Relationships

Roy L Rush

Father

Marguerite Rush

Mother

Warren Cowan

Husband
married and divorced renewed relationship in late 1980s but separated in the 1990s

Claudia Cowan

Daughter
daughter with Warren Cowan married to sports agent Steve Baker with whom she has has twins Benjamin and Sabrina

James Gruzalski

Husband
married in 1970 divorced

Jeffrey Hunter

Husband
married in 1950 divorced in 1955

Chris Hunter

Son
son with Jeffrey Hunter

EDUCATION

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena , California
won a scholarship to the Playhouse's Theatre Arts College

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1997

Had recurring role as Stephen Collins' mother on "7th Heaven" (The WB)

1996

Co-starred in "Widow's Kiss" (HBO)

1980

Returned to features to play a supporting role in "Can't Stop the Music"

1973

Last feature film for seven years, "Superdad"

1970

TV-movie debut, "Suddenly Single" (ABC)

1962

First TV series, "Saints and Sinners"

1951

Played first leading lady roles in "The First Legion" and "Flaming Feather"

1950

Feature film debut in a small supporting role in "Molly"

1937

At age 10, made first stage appearance at the Loberto Theater in Santa Barbara, CA, in the fantasy play, "Golden Ball" (date approximate)

Appeared as soap opera actress Margot Brighton on the revamped CBS sitcom "The New Dick Van Dyke Show"

Cast as Marsha Russell on ABC's "Peyton Place"

Won an acting award while in college for her performance as Birdie in a staging of Lillian Hellman's play, "The Little Foxes"

Played matriarch Eudora Weldon on the NBC primetime soap "Flamingo Road"

Bonus Trivia

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Barbara Rush lived for many years in the former home of Hedda Hopper.

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