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Barbara Rush

Highest Rated:   100% Hombre (1967)
Lowest Rated:   8% Can't Stop the Music (1980)
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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
17% Summer Lovers
  • Jean Feathersone
1982
8% 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
100% Hombre
  • Audra Favor
1967
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • Marian
1964
83% 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 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
  • Myra Hagerman
1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong
  • Pamela Vincent
1956
92% 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
77% 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 Batman
1966-1968
  • Nora Clavicle
  • 1968
  • 1966

Quotes from Barbara Rush's Characters