‘It Came from Outer Space’ Actress Barbara Rush Dies At 97

‘It Came from Outer Space’ Actress Barbara Rush Dies At 97

American actress Barbara Rush died at the age of 97 on Sunday. The legendary actress won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer in “It Came From Outer Space” and then received acclaim for “Peyton Place,” along with many other films and shows. 

Rush’s daughter, Fox News’ senior correspondent Claudia Cowan, shared the news with Fox News Digital. 

My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition,

Cowan told the media outlet.

It’s fitting she chose to leave on Easter as it was one of her favorite holidays and now, of course, Easter will have a deeper significance for me and my family.

Interestingly, Barbara Rush had a lengthy career span of more than seven decades. She worked as a theater artist at the Pasadena Playhouse in her initial days. Due to her impeccable acting skills, she was spotted and signed with Paramount Pictures. Her theatrical debut was with the 1950 comedy-drama “The Goldbergs.” Later, in 1951, she went on to act in George Pal’s “When Worlds Collide” and co-starred with Sterling Hayden in the 1952 movie “Flaming Feather.”

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Notably, the movie that elevated her acting career to new heights was the 1953 science fiction horror movie “It Came From Outer Space.” For her performance as Ellen Fields in the movie, Rush won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – female. 

In her lengthy career, Barbara worked with many famous actors, such as Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Richard Burton.

Apart from her theatrical releases, she has appeared in many TV shows, including the “Batman” TV series and “The Bionic Woman.” She has also featured in “Maude,” “Cannon,” “Streets of San Francisco,” “Fantasy Island,” “Love Boat,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” 

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