Barbara Rush

Movie Actress

Barbara Rush was born in Denver, Colorado, United States on January 4th, 1927 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 97, Barbara Rush biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Barbara S. Rush
Date of Birth
January 4, 1927
United States
Place of Birth
Denver, Colorado, United States
97 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
Barbara Rush Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 97 years old, Barbara Rush has this physical status:

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Hair Color
Dark brown
Eye Color
Barbara Rush Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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University of California
Barbara Rush Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Jeffrey Hunter, ​ ​(m. 1950; div. 1955)​, Warren Cowan, ​ ​(m. 1959; div. 1969)​, Jim Gruzalski, ​ ​(m. 1970; div. 1973)​
2; including Claudia Cowan
Dating / Affair
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Ramona Rush
Barbara Rush Life

Barbara Rush (born January 4, 1927) is an American actress.

Rush received the Golden Globe Award in 1954 as the most promising female newcomer for her role in the American black-and-white science fiction film It Came From Outer Space.

Rush became a regular performer in Peyton Place's television series, miniseries, and a variety of other television series, including the soap opera All My Children and family drama 7th Heaven, as well as acting in films including The Young Philadelphians, The Young Lions, Robin and the 7 Hoods.

Early life and education

Rush was born in Denver. Roy, Roy's father, worked as a prosecutor for a Midwest mining company. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated in 1948. She began working in the university's drama program.

Personal life

In 1950, Rush married actress Jeffrey Hunter; the couple divorced in 1955. Warren Cowan married her in 1959, but they split in 1969. In 1970, Rush married sculptor Jim Gruzalski after they met at an Engelbert Humperdinck concert. In 1973, they divorced.

Christopher Hunter (with Hunter) and Claudia Cowan (with Cowan), respectively, have two children. The former is a Fox News journalist. Carolyn Hennesy's aunt is the aunt of actress Carolyn Hennesy.

Rush lives in Beverly Hills, California, as of May 1997.


Barbara Rush Career


Rush performed on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse before signing with Paramount Pictures. She made her screen debut in 1950's The Goldbergs. In 1951, she co-starred in the classic George Pal sci-fi film When Worlds Collide. In 1952, she starred in Flaming Feather with Sterling Hayden and Victor Jory. In 1954, she won the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer – Female" for her performance in It Came from Outer Space.

Rush starred as the wife of James Mason in the acclaimed 1956 drama Bigger Than Life, in which a school teacher's use of an experimental drug results in his threatening harm to his family. She was the love interest of reluctant soldier Dean Martin in the war story The Young Lions and of ambitious lawyer Paul Newman in The Young Philadelphians.

Rush began her career on stage, and it has always been a part of her professional life. In 1970, she earned the Sarah Siddons Award for dramatic achievement in Chicago theatre for her leading role in Forty Carats and brought her one-woman play A Woman of Independent Means to Broadway in 1984. She began working on television in the 1950s. She later became a regular performer in TV movies, miniseries, and a variety of other shows including Peyton Place and the soap opera All My Children.

In 1962, she guest-starred as Linda Kinkcaid in the episode "Make Me a Place" on The Eleventh Hour starring Wendell Corey and Jack Ging. In 1962–1963, she appeared three times as Lizzie Hogan on Saints and Sinners. In 1965, she appeared in a two-part episode of The Fugitive titled "Landscape with Running Figures" as Marie Gérard, wife of police detective Lt. Philip Gérard. 1967, she guest-starred on the series Custer.

She often played a willful woman of means or a polished, high-society doyenne. Rush also was cast in an occasional villainess role, as in the Rat Pack's gangster musical Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). In the 1967 Western drama Hombre, she played a rich, younger, condescending wife of a thief - and ends up taken hostage and tied to a stake. She portrayed the devious Nora Clavicle in the TV series Batman. In 1976, Rush played the role of Ann Sommers/Chris Stewart, the mother of female sci-fi action character Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman.

After appearing in the 1980 disco-themed Can't Stop the Music, Rush returned to television work. She was a cast member on the early 1980s soap opera Flamingo Road as Eudora Weldon. In 1998, she was featured in an episode titled "Balance of Nature" on the television series The Outer Limits. In 1989, Rush toured on stage in the national company of Steel Magnolias as the character M'Lynn. She has continued to make guest appearances on television. In 2007, she played the recurring role of Grandma Ruth Camden on the series 7th Heaven. Since then, she has made occasional appearances for the Theatre Guild in an Orange County , CA.


Barbara Rush, a Golden Globe Award-winning actress from It Came and Peyton Place, died at the age of 97, April 1, 2024
Barbara Rush, a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, has died at the age of 97. Claudia Cowan, her daughter, reported her mother's death to Fox News on Sunday. 'My wonderful mother died peacefully at 5:28 this evening,' she said.' 'I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition.'