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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, Paramount quickly signed her up in 1950, making her debut with The Goldbergs (1950). Just prior to this, she had met fellow actor Jeffrey Hunter, an incredibly handsome newcomer who would later become a "beefcake" bobbysoxer idol over at Fox. The two fell in love quickly and married in December of 1950. Soon, they were on their way to becoming one of Hollywood`s most beautiful and photogenic young couples. Their son Christopher was born in 1952.
While at Paramount, she was decorative in such assembly-line fare as When Worlds Collide (1951), Quebec (1951), The First Legion (1951), Flaming Feather (1952) and Prince of Pirates (1953). Universal picked up her option where she continued to provide love interest angles amid the action and derring-do with It Came from Outer Space (1953), Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954). She finally got her break with the second lead femme role in the popular Jane Wyman tearjerker Magnificent Obsession (1954), the movie that certified Rock Hudson as a top star. From there, Barbara`s own star began to ascend in more quality pictures. She co-starred opposite some of Hollywood`s top leading males in such glossy dramas as Bigger Than Life (1956) starring James Mason, No Down Payment (1957) with ex-husband Jeffrey Hunter (they had divorced in 1955), The Young Lions (1958) starring Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and Dean Martin, The Young Philadelphians (1959) alongside Paul Newman, The Bramble Bush (1960) with Richard Burton and Strangers When We Meet (1960) with Kirk Douglas. In most cases, she played brittle wives, conniving "other women" or socialite girlfriend types.
Despite the "A" list movies Barbara was piling up, the one single role that could put her over the top never showed its face. By the early 60s, her film career started to decline. She married publicist Warren Cowan in 1959 and bore a second child, Claudia Cowan, in 1964. TV became a viable source of income for Barbara, appearing in scores of guest parts on the more popular shows of the time ("Peyton Place" (1964), "Medical Center" (1969), "Ironside" (1967)) while co-starring in standard mini-movie dramas. She even had a bit of fun playing a "guest villainess" on the "Batman" (1966) series as temptress "Nora Clavicle". The stage also became a strong focus for Barbara, earning the Sarah Siddons Award for her starring role in "Forty Carats". She made her Broadway debut in the one-woman 1980s showcase "A Woman of Independent Means", which also subsequently earned her the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award during its tour. Other showcases included "Private Lives", "Same Time, Next Year", "The Night of the Iguana" and "Steel Magnolias". The still-beautiful Ms. Rush occasionally graces the big and small screen these days, more recently in a recurring role on TV`s "7th Heaven" (1996).
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Barbara S. Rush
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Barbara Rush (born January 4, 1927) is an American stage, film, and television actress.
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Barbara Rush is currently single. Her last relationship was when Jim Gruzalski and Barbara Rush were divorced in Oct 1973 after being married for 2 years.
Barbara Rush was previously married to Jim Gruzalski (1970 - 1973), Warren Cowan (1958 - 1969) and Jeffrey Hunter (1949 - 1955).
She has also been in relationships with Richard Burton (1959), Budd Schulberg (1958 - present), Ben Gazzara (1957), Conrad Hilton (1956), Michael Wilding (1956), Clifford Odets (1956), Bob Merrill (1956), George Nader (1955 - 1956) and Ross Hunter (1955).
Barbara Rush has 2 children, Christopher (64) and Claudia (53).
Barbara Rush is a 89 year old American Actress. Born Barbara S. Rush on 4th January, 1927 in Denver, Colorado, USA, she is famous for The Young Philadelphians in a career that spans 1950–present. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Barbara Rush has been in an on-screen matchup with Paul Newman in The Young Philadelphians (1959).
Barbara Rush is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Denver, Colorado,
American radio actresses and
American stage actresses.
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