Star of “It Came from Outer Space” and “Peyton Place”

Barbara Rush, who won a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer in “It Came From Outer Space” and went on to appear in “Peyton Place” and numerous other films and TV shows, died Sunday. Her daughter, Fox News correspondent Claudia Cowan, confirmed her death to Fox News Digital.

“My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. “I was with her this morning and I know she was waiting for me to get home safely to move,” Cowan told Fox. He added: “It is fitting that she chose to leave on Easter because it was one of her favorite holidays, and now, of course, Easter will have deeper significance for me and my family.”

Rush has appeared in television series including “All My Children” and “7th Heaven,” and has appeared in films such as “The Young Philadelphians,” “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” “Hombre” and “The Young Lions.” Co-stars include Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Richard Burton.

Rush was born in Denver, graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and then trained at the Pasadena Playhouse. After signing with Paramount Pictures, she made her film debut in The Goldbergs and then starred in the sci-fi film When Worlds Collide.

The Golden Globe came to play another sci-fi role, playing the fiancée of an amateur astronomer who communicates with aliens in the 1954 film “It Came From Outer Space.”

Among her television roles were Nora Clavicle in the TV series “Batman” and the mother of the Bionic Woman. Other guest television spots include “Maude,” “Cannon,” “Streets of San Francisco,” “Fantasy Island,” “Love Boat,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Rush appeared in the 1980 disco film “Can't Stop the Music” and then took on more television roles in the TV series “Flamingo Road.”

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She also appeared on stage throughout her career and in 1989, she starred in a national tour of “Steel Magnolias.”

She was married three times, and her husbands included publicist Warren Cowan.

She is survived by two children, Claudia Cowan and Jeffrey Hunter.

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