Barbara Rush Cause of Death Revealed: Peyton Place Star Passes Away

Barbara Rush, known for her roles in Peyton Place and All My Children, passed away on Sunday. She was 97.

The confirmation came through her daughter, Claudia Cowan, a senior correspondent at Fox News. She shared the news with Fox News Digital.

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

Cowan mentioned, “It’s fitting she chose to leave on Easter as it was one of her favorite holidays.” Now, Easter holds a deeper meaning for her family.

Rush was a staple in the fifth and final season of ABC’s Peyton Place. The show concluded its run on June 2, 1969.

In the series, she portrayed Marsha Russell, a woman who falls for Ed Nelson’s character. From 1992-1994, she was Nola Orsini in All My Children, appearing in 35 episodes.

Rush also guest-starred in numerous other TV shows. She played Grandma Ruth Camden in 7th Heaven for 10 episodes.

Her extensive TV credits include roles in Magnum, P.I., The Outer Limits, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Murder, She Wrote, Maude, The Fugitive, Batman, and many others.

On the film front, Rush was beloved by sci-fi enthusiasts. She starred in When Worlds Collide (1951) and It Came From Outer Space (1953).

For her role in It Came From Outer Space, she snagged a Golden Globe in 1954. She won in the New Star of the Year — Actress category.

Mason Messick
Mason Messick
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