How Much Was Barbara Rush’s Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death?

By Chakku HaruPublished on: April 1, 2024 Updated on: April 28, 2024
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American actress Barbara Rush, known for her role in the 1953 American science-fiction film, It Came from Outer Space, passed away naturally on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Claudia Cowan, Her daughter, Claudia Cowan, confirmed her death, emphasizing the peaceful nature of her passing and its personal significance, as it coincided with Easter, a holiday dear to Rush.

“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 Fox News. “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.”

Throughout a career spanning several decades, she made a significant impact on the entertainment industry. Born on January 4, 1927, in Denver, Colorado, Rush embarked on her acting journey in the early 1950s, quickly establishing herself as a talented force in both film and television.

At the time of her death, the celebrated actress was 97. This has led to widespread curiosity about her net worth at the time of her passing and inheritance.

Her Wealth At The Time Of Her Passing

Rush had a net worth of around $4 million. She is survived by her two children, Claudia Cowan and Christopher Hunter. Therefore, it is likely that her wealth will be inherited by her children.

Rush at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 28, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Rush died of natural causes at 97. (Image: Getty)

Her acting journey began in earnest when she signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. Her film debut in The Goldbergs (1950) made a strong impression.

However, it was her role in When Worlds Collide (1951) that truly showcased her acting skills and brought her wider recognition. Over the years, she worked in a variety of films: notable movies include It Came from Outer Space (1953), Magnificent Obsession (1954), and Bigger Than Life (1956).

Beyond the silver screen, Barbara also made a significant impact on television. She appeared in many TV shows. Her roles in series like Peyton Place, and All My Children kept her in the public eye.

After her role in the 1980 film Can’t Stop the Music, she joined the cast of the soap opera Flamingo Road as Eudora Weldon in the early 1980s. In 1998, she appeared in an episode of The Outer Limits called “Balance of Nature.”

Rush also performed on stage, touring with the national company of Steel Magnolias as M’Lynn in 1989. She continued making guest appearances on TV and, in 2007, played Grandma Ruth Camden in the series 7th Heaven. Later, she occasionally appeared for the Theatre Guild in Orange County, CA.

Her talent was recognized with several awards and nominations throughout her career. She won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer in 1954.

Despite facing the ups and downs common in showbiz, Barbara maintained a positive public image and stayed active in the acting community. She was known for her grace, poise, and dedication to her craft.

Personal Life

On the personal front, her life was as eventful as her career. She was married three times and had two kids. Her first marriage was to actor Jeffrey Hunter, with whom the late actress had a son, Christopher.

After her marriage to Hunter ended, Rush married publicist Warren Cowan and later, Jim Gruzalski.

She lived in the Harold Lloyd Estate in Beverly Hills, California until her death.

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