Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush

  • Highest Rated: 93% Hombre (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Can't Stop the Music (1980)
  • Birthday: Jan 4, 1927
  • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • 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 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Widow's Kiss Edith Fitzpatrick 1995
No Score Yet Web of Deceit Judith 1990
25% Summer Lovers Jean Feathersone 1982
7% Can't Stop the Music Norma White 1980
No Score Yet The Night the Bridge Fell Down Actor 1980
No Score Yet Death Car on the Freeway Rosemary 1979
No Score Yet The Seekers Peggy Kent 1979
No Score Yet The Last Day Betty Spence 1975
No Score Yet Superdad Sue McCready 1973
No Score Yet Moon of the Wolf Louise Rodanthe 1972
No Score Yet The Man Kay Eaton 1972
93% Hombre Audra Favor 1967
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods Marian 1964
86% Come Blow Your Horn Connie 1963
No Score Yet Strangers When We Meet Eve Coe 1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Margaret 'Mar' McFie 1960
No Score Yet What Makes Sammy Run? Actor 1959
67% The Young Philadelphians Joan Dickinson 1959
83% The Young Lions Margaret Freemantle 1958
No Score Yet No Down Payment Betty Kreitzer 1957
No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Myra Hagerman 1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong Pamela Vincent 1956
93% Bigger Than Life Mrs. Lou Avery 1956
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June Actor 1956
No Score Yet Captain Lightfoot Aga Doherty 1955
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth Meg 1954
90% Magnificent Obsession Joyce Phillips 1954
No Score Yet Taza, Son of Cochise Oona 1954
81% It Came from Outer Space Ellen Fields 1953
78% When Worlds Collide Joyce Hendron 1951
No Score Yet The First Legion Terry Gilmartin 1951

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Grandma Ruth
  • 2007
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eva Taylor
  • 1987
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Phoebe Sullivan Ann Carrington
  • 1987
  • 1984
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Elizabeth
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Ann
  • 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1972
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Phyllis
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Mme. Jabez Lorraine
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Agatha
  • 1971
93% Batman
1966-1968
Nora Clavicle
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Marie Gerard
  • 1965

QUOTES FROM Barbara Rush CHARACTERS

Joan Dickinson
"I'm a chili girl myself".
Joan Dickinson
I'm a chili girl myself.
Audra Favor
Have you ever eaten a dog, Mr. Russell?
John Russell
Eaten one and lived like one.
Audra Favor
Jessie: And we got him a marble headstone. It had his name on it, and underneath, we had them put, "In the Fullness of His Years." Is that all right with you? John Russell: I'll settle for that. I'm not on the slab. Jessie: Well, what do you figure yours is going to read? John Russell: "Shot Dead," probably. Jessie: Don't people take to you, Mr. Russell? John Russell: It only takes one who doesn't.
Jessie Brown
Jessie: And we got him a marble headstone. It had his name on it, and underneath, we had them put, 'In the Fullness of His Years.' Is that all right with you?
John Russell
I'll settle for that. I'm not on the slab.
Jessie Brown
Well, what do you figure yours is going to read?
John Russell
'Shot Dead,' probably.
Jessie Brown
Don't people take to you, Mr. Russell?
John Russell
It only takes one who doesn't.