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Barbara Rush ACTOR


Barbara Rush was born on January 4th 1927 in Denver, Colorado.  She attended the University of California and then began taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.  During one of her performances on stage a talent scout with Paramount Pictures took notice to Rush and signed her to a contract in 1950. 
Her film debut under her contract was, "The Goldbergs" (1950) followed by a number of other films that received quite good reviews such as, "When Worlds Collide" (1951), "Quebec" (1951), "The First Legion" (1951), "Flaming Leather" (1952) and "Prince of Pirates" (1953).  

In 1954 she won the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female" for her performance in, "It Came from Outer Space" (1953).  She worked on two other films in 1954 before getting her big break on, "Magnificent Obsession" (1954).  It was her lead role in this film that opened many more doors for her acting career.
Throughout the 50's she was cast in films such as, "Bigger Than Life" (1956), "No Down Payment" (1957), "The Young Lion" (1958) and "The Young Philadelphians" (1959).  As her career entered into the 1960's besides a couple film roles on, "The Bramble Bush" (1960) and "Strangers When We Meet" (also 1960), her film career began to decline.
Rush did however manage to get involved in working on television and she made appearances on a variety of very popular shows of that era such as, "The Eleventh Hour" (1962), "Saints and Sinners" (1962-1963), "Peyton Place" (1964), "Medical Center" (1969), "Ironside" (1967) and even a guest starring role on, "Batman" (1966).  Rush was also a regular cast member on the 1980's soap opera, "Flamingo Road".    
Alongside a successful film career and decent career as a television actress, Rush never neglected her original love for performing on the big stage.  She earned the Sarah Siddon's Ward for her lead role in, "Forty Carats" and earned her Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for her tour on, "A Woman of Independent Means" (1980), a one-woman play.  

Barbara Rush has married three times.  First to Jeffrey Hunter who she met when working at the Pasadena Playhouse and they were married on December 1st, 1950 through March 29th, 1955 and having one son together, Christopher born in 1952.  Marriage number two was to Warren Cowan from June 14th, 1959 for ten years, divorcing on August 29th, 1969 and again having just one child, Claudia Cowan, during her second marriage.  Rush's final marriage was to Jim Gruzalski on September 24th, 1970 and they remained together till October 1973.   
She currently continues to act and make occasional guest appearances such as a recurring role on the television series, "7th Heaven" (1996). 


1997-2007  7th Heaven
2006   My Mother's Hairdo
1998   The Outer Limits
1996   Relativity 
1996   Widow's Kiss
1995   Burke's Law
1992-1993  All My Children
1992   Hearts Are Wild
1991   Guns of Paradise
1990   Web of Deceit
1988   Hooperman 
1987   Murder, She Wrote 
1984-1987  Magnum, P.I.
1985-1986  Hotel
1985   Glitter 
1984   Finder of Lost Loves 
1984   At Your Service
1984   Masquerade 
1978-1984  Fantasy Island
1983   Knight Rider 
1983   The Night the Bridge Fell Down
1983   Matt Houston
1982   Summer Lovers
1980-1982  Flamingo Road
1980   Can't Stop the Music  
1979   The Seekers 
1979   The Love Boat
1979   Death Car on the Freeway
1978   The Eddie Capra Mysteries 
1977   ABC Weekend Specials 
1976   The Bionic Woman 
1975-1976  Ellery Queen
1968-1975  Mannix
1975   Cannon
1975   The Last Day
1974   Fools, Females and Fun
1974   Police Story 
1969-1974  Medical Center 
1973-1974  The New Dick Van Dyke Show 
1973   Superdad
1973   Peege
1973   Of Men and Women
1973   The Streets of San Francisco 
1973   Crime Club
1971-1972  Ironside  
1972   Maude 
1972   Moon of the Wolf
1972   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1972   The Man
1972   Cade's County
1972   The Eyes of Charles Sand
1972   McCloud
1969-1972  Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1972   Cutter
1971   Night Gallery
1971   Suddenly Single
1971   The Mod Squad
1970   Love, American Style
1968-1969  Peyton Place 
1969   Strategy of Terror  
1968   Batman
1967   Custer
1967   Hombre  
1966   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966   Laredo
1965   The Fugitive
1965   Dr. Kildare 
1965   Convoy 
1965   Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964   Robin and the 7 Hoods  
1964   The Unknown
1964   The Outer Limits
1963   Ben Casey 
1963   Come Blow Your Horn  
1962-1963  Saints and Sinners 
1963   The Dick Powell Theatre 
1962   The Eleventh Hour 
1962   G.E. True Theater
1961   Frontier Circus
1960   Checkmate 
1960   Strangers When We Meet  
1957-1960  Playhouse 90 
1960   The Bramble Bush 
1959   Sunday Showcase
1959   The Young Philadelphians 
1958   Lux Playhouse 
1958   Harry Black and the Tiger
1958   The Young Lions
1958   Suspicion
1957   No Down Payment 
1957   Matinee Theatre 
1957   Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
1956   Flight to Hong Kong  
1956   Bigger Than Life
1956   World in My Corner
1954-1956  Lux Video Theatre 
1955   Kiss of Fire 
1955   Captain Lightfoot  
1954   The Black Shield of Falworth  
1954   Magnificent Obsession  
1954   Taza, Son of Cochise 
1953   It Came from Outer Space  
1953   Prince of Pirates 
1952   Flaming Feather  
1951   When Worlds Collide  
1951   The First Legion 
1951   Quebec 
1950   The Goldbergs

Matinee Classics - The Young Philadelphians starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn, Otto Kruger, Paul Picerni, Robert Douglas, Frank Conroy, Adam West, Anthony Eisley and Richard Deacon
Matinee Classics - The Fugitive starring David Janssen, Barry Morse, Bill Raisch, Jacqueline Scot, Richard Anderson, Diane Brewster, Barbara Rush, Lillian Adams and Susan Albert
Matinee Classics - The Fugitive starring David Janssen, Barry Morse, Bill Raisch, Jacqueline Scot, Richard Anderson, Diane Brewster, Barbara Rush, Lillian Adams and Susan Albert
Matinee Classics - It Came From Outer Space starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson and Kathleen Hughes
Matinee Classics - Magnificent Obsession starring Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent, Richard H. Cutting, Robert Williams, Will J. White, Helen Kleeb, Rudolph Anders and Fred Nurney
Matinee Classics - Moon of the Wolf starring David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, Nohn Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - Robin and the 7 Hoods starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono, Robert Foulk, Edward G. Robinson, Chet Allen, Hank Henry, Allen Jenkins, Jack La Rue, Robert Carricart, Joseph Ruskin, Phil Arnold and Harry Swoger
Matinee Classics - Strangers When We Meet starring Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Virginia Bruce, Kent Smith, Helen Gallagher, John Bryant and Sue Ane Langdon
Matinee Classics - Taza, Son of Cochise starring Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Gregg Palmer, Rex Reason, Morris Ankrum, Eugene Iglesias, Richard H. Cutting, Ian MacDonald, Robert Burton, Joe Sawyer, Lance Fuller, Bradford Jackson, James Van Horn, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy and Jeff Chandler

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