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Barbara Rush

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The Resume

    (January 4, 1927-March 31, 2024)
    Born in Denver, Colorado
    Appeared in the films 'The Goldbergs' (1951), 'When Worlds Collide' (1951), 'It Came from Outer Space' (1953), 'Magnificient Obsession' (1954), 'The Black Shield of Falworth' (1954), 'Bigger Than Life' (1956), 'The Young Lions' (1958), 'The Bramble Bush' (1960), 'Strangers When We Meet' (1960), 'Robin and the Seven Hoods' (1964), 'Hombre' (1967), 'Can't Stop the Music' (1980) and 'Summer Lovers' (1982)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'A Woman of Independent Means' (1984)
    Portrayed Marsha Russell in 'Peyton Place' (1968-69), Nola Orsini in 'All My Children' (1992-93) and Ruth Camden in 7th Heaven (1997-2007)

Why she might be annoying:

    She was married and divorced three times.
    She went from playing Stephen Collins' lover on stage in 'Forty Carats' to portraying his mother in '7th Heaven.'
    She said, 'I can safely say that every movie role I was ever offered that had any real quality went to someone else.'

Why she might not be annoying:

    She received a Golden Globe as Most Promising Female Newcomer (1954).
    She won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for her one-woman stage show 'A Woman of Independent Means.'
    She was mentioned in the film 'Shampoo' (1975) when hairdresser Warren Beatty says, 'I do Barbara Rush's hair.'
    She said, 'I came from the studio system, and when I see what happens to all these poor young actors and actresses now and the lies they tell about them in all these magazines, I feel so sorry for them because we were so protected.'

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 73 Votes: 43.84% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying