Barbara Rush

Biography: Fresh out of the University of California, sprightly Colorado-born actress Barbara Rush attended the Pasadena Playhouse, walking several miles to and from her classes to save up enough money for her tuition. Before launching her film career, she married actor Jeffrey Hunter, the first of two desultory unions. She became a favorite of little boys of all ages due to her leading-lady stints in two of the most influential science fiction films of the 1950s, When Worlds Collide (1951) and It Came From Outer Space (1953). After biding her time in idiotic programmers like Prince of Pirates (1953), she emerged as an A-list leading lady at the major studios, adept at both comedy (Oh Men! Oh Women! [1957]) and drama (The Young Lions [1958]). Easing into character parts in the 1960s, Rush was often cast as viper-tongued shrews, cheating wives, and abrasive alcoholics. She also surprised many of her fans by appearing as "special guest villain" Nora Clavicle on an outrageous 1968 episode ofFresh out of the University of California, sprightly Colorado-born actress Barbara Rush attended the Pasadena Playhouse, walking several miles to and from her classes to save up enough money for her tuition. Before launching her film career, she married actor Jeffrey Hunter, the first of two desultory unions. She became a favorite of little boys of all ages due to her leading-lady stints in two of the most influential science fiction films of the 1950s, When Worlds Collide (1951) and It Came From Outer Space (1953). After biding her time in idiotic programmers like Prince of Pirates (1953), she emerged as an A-list leading lady at the major studios, adept at both comedy (Oh Men! Oh Women! [1957]) and drama (The Young Lions [1958]). Easing into character parts in the 1960s, Rush was often cast as viper-tongued shrews, cheating wives, and abrasive alcoholics. She also surprised many of her fans by appearing as "special guest villain" Nora Clavicle on an outrageous 1968 episode of Batman, which proposed that the miniskirted policewomen of Gotham City could be cowed into submission simply by releasing mice into the community. Though she hasn't been seen in many films in later years, Barbara Rush has continued to flourish as a stage actress and TV guest star. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 11 Sep 25, 2006 Grandma Ruth Camden / Grandma Ruth tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 10 Sep 19, 2005 Grandma Ruth Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 7 Sep 16, 2002 Grandma Ruth Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 6 Sep 24, 2001 Grandma Ruth Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 5 Oct 2, 2000 Grandma Ruth Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 4 Sep 20, 1999 Grandma Ruth Camden / Grandma Ruth tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 2 Sep 15, 1997 Grandma Ruth Camden / Grandma Ruth tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 1 Aug 26, 1996 Grandma Ruth Camden / Grandma Ruth 4.8
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 4 Sep 20, 1987 Eva Taylor tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 7 Oct 1, 1986 Phoebe Sullivan tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 5 Sep 27, 1984 Ann Carrington tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 3 Sep 15, 1979 Eleanor Gardner tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 2 Sep 16, 1978 Eleanor Gardiner tbd
tbd The Bionic Woman (1976): Season 1 Jan 14, 1976 Ann tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 6 Sep 14, 1972 Lorraine tbd
tbd Maude: Season 1 Sep 12, 1972 Phyllis tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 5 Sep 14, 1971 Mme. Jabez tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 2 Sep 25, 1970 Actor tbd
tbd Laredo: Season 1 Sep 16, 1965 Actor tbd
tbd Batman (1966): Season 3 Jan 12, 1966 Nora Clavicle tbd