LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/AP) — Barbara Tarbuck, a stage and screen actress who played Jane Jacks on “General Hospital” and Mother Superior Claudia on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” has died. She was 74.
Tarbuck died Monday at her Los Angeles home, said her daughter, producer Jennifer Lane Connolly. Tarbuck suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder, a rare, degenerative brain disease, Connolly said Thursday.READ MORE: Film Fans Tell New Castro Theatre Managers To Keep It Reel
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Tarbuck was especially proud of her regional and New York theater work, her daughter said, including a role in the original 1980s Broadway production of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Other stage credits included Harold Pinter’s “Landscape and Silence.”READ MORE: Health Experts, Parents, Teachers Call for Lifting Mask Mandates Post-Omicron
Tarbuck’s films included “Big Trouble” (1986) from director John Cassavetes; “Curly Sue” (1991); and “Walking Tall” (2004).
Besides her work on “General Hospital” over more than a decade, she appeared in dozens of prime-time series including “Dallas,” ”Cagney & Lacey,” ”The Golden Girls,” and “Mad Men.”
Tarbuck, a Detroit native, earned degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan before studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Scholarship, her daughter said.
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