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Barbara Rush


The epitome of poise, charm, style and grace, beautiful brunette Barbara Rush was born in Denver, Colorado in 1927 and enrolled at the University of California before working with the University Players and taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. It didn't take long for talent scouts to spot her and, following a play performance, ... See full bio »
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 2006 My Mother's Hairdo (Short)
Fate
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Barbara Matheson
- Balance of Nature (1998) ... Barbara Matheson
 1996 Relativity (TV Series)
Helen Lukens
- Unsilent Night (1996) ... Helen Lukens
 1996 Widow's Kiss (TV Movie)
Edith Fitzpatrick
 1992 All My Children (TV Series)
Nola Orsini
- Episode dated 28 December 1992 (1992) ... Nola Orsini
- Episode dated 24 December 1992 (1992) ... Nola Orsini
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Caroline Thorpe
 1991 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Patricia Forrester
- Bad Blood (1991) ... Patricia Forrester
 1990 Web of Deceit (TV Movie)
Judith
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Surprise Party (1988) ... Mrs. Smith
- Nick Derringer, P.I. (1988) ... Mrs. Smith
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eva Taylor
- A Fashionable Way to Die (1987) ... Eva Taylor
 1984-1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Phoebe Sullivan / Ann Carrington
- The Aunt Who Came to Dinner (1987) ... Phoebe Sullivan
 1985-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Ivy Milburn / Nell Korsak
- Scapegoats (1986) ... Ivy Milburn
- Anniversary (1985) ... Nell Korsak
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
- The Runaway (1985)
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Marion Owens Norris
- A Gift (1984) ... Marion Owens Norris
 1984 At Your Service (TV Movie)
Barbara Stonehill
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Sleeper (1984)
 1978-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mildred Koster / Kathy Moreau / Professor Smith-Myles
- Sweet Life/Games People Play (1984) ... Mildred Koster
- The Curse of the Moreaus/My Man Friday (1982) ... Kathy Moreau
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Elizabeth Knight
- Goliath: Part 1 (1983) ... Elizabeth Knight
 1983 The Night the Bridge Fell Down (TV Movie)
Elaine Howard
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Lady Celeste Abercrombie
- Whose Party Is It Anyway? (1983) ... Lady Celeste Abercrombie
 1980 Can't Stop the Music
Norma White
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Eleanor Gardner / Eleanor Gardiner
 1979 Death Car on the Freeway (TV Movie)
Rosemary
 1979 The Seekers (TV Movie)
Peggy Kent
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Bruce's Mother
- Portrait of Grandpa Doc (1977) ... Bruce's Mother
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Ann Sommers / Chris Stuart
- Jaime's Mother (1976) ... Ann Sommers / Chris Stuart
 1975-1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Claire Mallory / Emma Zelman
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Emma Zelman
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Rebekah Bigelow / Celia Bell
- Design for Dying (1975) ... Rebekah Bigelow
- A Copy of Murder (1968) ... Celia Bell
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Linda Merrick
- Lady on the Run (1975) ... Linda Merrick
 1975 The Last Day (TV Movie)
Betty Spence
 1974 Fools, Females and Fun (TV Movie)
Karen Markham
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Kay McCullough
- Chief (1974) ... Kay McCullough
 1969-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Claire / Pauline / Judy / ...
- Choice of Evils (1974) ... Claire
- Impact (1973) ... Pauline
- Awakening (1972) ... Judy
- A Life Is Waiting (1969) ... Nora Caldwell
 1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Margot Brighton
- Balzac, Come Home (1974) ... Margot Brighton
- She Kisses Like a Dead Mackerel (1973) ... Margot Brighton
- Those Who Care (1973) ... Margot Brighton
 1973 Superdad
Sue McCready
 1973 Peege (Short)
Mom
 1973 Of Men and Women (TV Movie)
Reporter (segment "The Interview")
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Anna Slovatzka Marshall
- Shattered Image (1973) ... Anna Slovatzka Marshall
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Denise London
 1971-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Lorraine / Mme. Jabez
- Cold Hard Cash (1972) ... Lorraine
- Ring of Prayer (1971) ... Mme. Jabez
 1972 Maude (TV Series)
Phyllis 'Bunny' Nash
- Maude's Reunion (1972) ... Phyllis 'Bunny' Nash
 1972 Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Louise Rodanthe
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Louise Carpenter
- Words of Summer (1972) ... Louise Carpenter
 1972 The Man
Kay Eaton
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Jessie Braddock
- Jessie (1972) ... Jessie Braddock
 1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Movie)
Katharine Winslow
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Louise Blanchard
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) ... Louise Blanchard
 1969-1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dorothy Carpenter / Nadine Cabot
- Don't Talk About Darkness (1972) ... Dorothy Carpenter
- Silken Threads and Silver Hooks (1969) ... Nadine Cabot
 1972 Cutter (TV Movie)
Linda
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Agatha Howard (segment "Cool Air")
- Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971) ... Agatha Howard (segment "Cool Air")
 1971 Suddenly Single (TV Movie)
Evelyn Baxter
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Hamilton
- Kicks Incorporated (1971) ... Mrs. Hamilton
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Carol (segment "Love and the Motel")
- Love and the Father/Love and the Motel (1970) ... Carol (segment "Love and the Motel")
 1968-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Marsha Russell
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... Marsha Russell
- Episode #5.47 (1969) ... Marsha Russell
- Episode #5.46 (1969) ... Marsha Russell
- Episode #5.45 (1969) ... Marsha Russell
- Episode #5.44 (1969) ... Marsha Russell
 1969 Strategy of Terror
Karen Lownes
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Nora Clavicle
- Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club (1968) ... Nora Clavicle
- Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (1968) ... Nora Clavicle (uncredited)
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Brigid O'Rourke
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... Brigid O'Rourke
 1967 Hombre
Audra Favor
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Sara Archer
- Storm Crossing (1966) ... Sara Archer
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Sister William
- Miracle at Massacre Mission (1966) ... Sister William
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Madge Bannion
- Daily Flights to Olympus (1965) ... Madge Bannion
- With Hellfire and Thunder (1965) ... Madge Bannion
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Alice Bell
- The Many Colors of Courage (1965) ... Alice Bell
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Karen Lownes
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 2 (1965) ... Karen Lownes
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 1 (1965) ... Karen Lownes
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Leonora Edmond
- The Forms of Things Unknown (1964) ... Leonora Edmond
 1964 The Unknown (TV Movie)
Leonora Edmond
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Eileen Pryor
- From Too Much Love of Living (1963) ... Eileen Pryor
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn
Connie
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Emmy Lou Higgins
- The Honorable Albert Higgins (1963) ... Emmy Lou Higgins
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Linda Kincaid
- Make Me a Place (1962) ... Linda Kincaid
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Alice Lockman
- A Very Special Girl (1962) ... Alice Lockman
 1961 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Notorious (1961)
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Bonnie Stevens
- The Smallest Target (1961) ... Bonnie Stevens
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Margaret Russell / Nikki Garnett
- The Dark Divide (1960) ... Margaret Russell / Nikki Garnett
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Eve Coe
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Liz / Clara
- Alas, Babylon (1960) ... Liz
- The Troublemakers (1957) ... Clara
 1960 The Bramble Bush
Margaret 'Mar' McFie
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Kit Sargent
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) ... Kit Sargent
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) ... Kit Sargent
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Joan Dickinson
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Magda
- The Connoisseur (1958) ... Magda
 1958 Harry Black and the Tiger
Christian Tanner
 1958 The Young Lions
Margaret Freemantle
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Eleanor
- The Voice in the Night (1958) ... Eleanor
 1957 No Down Payment
Betty Kreitzer
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Cathy
- Wuthering Heights (1957) ... Cathy
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Myra Hagerman
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong
Pamela Vincent
 1956 Bigger Than Life
Lou Avery
 1956 World in My Corner
Dorothy Mallinson
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cathy / Ruth / Charlotte / ...
- Night Song (1956) ... Cathy
- The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955) ... Ruth
- Shadow of a Doubt (1955) ... Charlotte
- Gavin's Darling (1954) ... Joyce Gavin
 1955 Kiss of Fire
Princess Lucia
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Aga Doherty
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Oona
 1953 Prince of Pirates
Countess Nita Orde
 1952 Flaming Feather
Nora Logan
 1951 The First Legion
Terry Gilmartin
 1951 Quebec
Madelon
 1950 The Goldbergs
Debby Sherman
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Appeared on the television discussion program "Campus Profile" on March 14, 1970 as the guest of Dr. Granville Knight. See more »

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Personal Quote:

I can safely say that every movie role I was ever offered that had any real quality went to someone else.

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She is one of only seven actors to have played "Special Guest Villains" in Batman (1966) who are still alive, the others being Julie Newmar, John Astin, Joan Collins, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill and Zsa Zsa Gabor. See more »

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