Vale: Barbara Rush

Veteran US actor, best known for It Came from Outer Space, Peyton Place and Batman, has died.

Veteran US actor Barbara Rush, best known for It Came from Outer Space, Peyton Place and Batman, has died aged 97.

Her daughter Claudia Cowan, a reporter for FOX News said, “My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition.”

Rush’s breakthrough role came in 1951 in the sci-fi picture When Worlds Collide. Two years later she appeared in It Came from Outer Space, as a schoolteacher who, along with her boyfriend (Richard Carlson), spots a falling meteor that turns out to be a spaceship carrying aliens. She won a Golden Globe for most promising female newcomer for her role in the film.

Other credits included Magnificent Obsession, The Black Shield of Falworth, Bigger Than Life, The Young Lions, The Young Philadelphians, Come Blow Your Horn, and the Rat Pack comedy Robin and the 7 Hoods.

She was one of the last remaining villains in Batman where she played Nora Clavicle

Rush was cast in a major role in long-running serial Peyton Place as rebellious teenager Carolyn Russell’s mother, whose marriage is breaking down.

Other TV credits included The Mod Squad, Ironside, The Streets of San Francisco, The Bionic Woman and Fantasy Island plus a long-running role in the soap All My Children, as winery owner Nola Orsini.

Source: Guardian

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  1. She was fantastic! Another one I never realized was still around but I knew if she was she’d be that old. What an innings! You forgot to mention a pivotal role in ‘Can’t stop the music’ with the Village people 😁 Vale Ms Rush.

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