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Spotlight >> Adrienne Barbeau

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Wise Quote: "Wow!!! Adrienne, like Mame, has LIVED!!!! And like Candide, she emerges unscathed, as dear as she was when she began. But what a wild ride!!!" ~Bette Midler

 
Film, Television, and Broadway Star, Concert Stage and Recording Artist, Adrienne Barbeau's career spans 40 years and is still evolving.

She began performing in 1963 with the San Jose Civic Light Opera and by the time she was 18, she had already entertained our servicemen on army bases throughout South East Asia and was on her way to New York where she made her Broadway debut as Tevye's second daughter, Hodel, in Fiddler on the Roof . A Tony nomination for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease led her back to California and the role of Bea Arthur's daughter, Carol, in the hit series Maude (currently in reruns on Nick at Nite's TV Land.)

Adrienne's numerous films for television include the Ace Award winning Double Crossed: The Barry Seal Story opposite Dennis Hopper and Scott Turow's Burden of Proof with Hector Elizondo.  Lifetime Network audiences can see her in the often repeated Shattered Hearts and Drew Carey fans know her as Oswald's mom.  She has just completed two seasons on HBO's fascinating series Carnivale , starring as Ruthie the Snake Dancer.

Film audiences know her best from The Fog, Escape from New York, Swamp Thing, Cannonball Run, Creepshow, Back to School ,Two Evil Eyes, and The Convent . Soon to be released is the feature comedy A Wake in Providence and the horror film The Unholy .

Los Angeles audiences have known her as a television talk show host and a weekly book reviewer for KABC talk radio. Her nightclub performances include Harrah's, Reno; The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; the Gardenia and the Moonlight Tango Cafe in Los Angeles.

Adrienne has starred in over 25 musicals and plays, among them Pump Boys & Dinettes; Women Behind Bars ; Kander and Ebb's And the World Goes Round ;The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Love Letters ; the West coast premieres of A Walk on the Wild Side and Drop Dead ; the Canadian premiere of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers ; and the world premiere of What the Rabbi Saw by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Most recently she returned to Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye's wife, Golde. "I figure if I live long enough, I'll be playing Golde's grandmother, Tzeitle."

Off camera, Adrienne is the voice of Catwoman in Batman, The Animated Series ; the spokesperson for various television and radio commercials and the narrator of many books on tape, television documentaries, and the Imax film The Living Sea . She has released a cd - not the expected musical showtunes but a great collection of the country, blues, jazz and pop tunes she does in her concert appearances across the country.

Adrienne has just completed a collection of stories about her life titled There Are Worse Things I Could Do   (Carroll & Graf publishers) which will be in bookstores April 10th, and is also performing Off-Broadway at the Actors' Playhouse in a new, two character play entitled The Property Known as Garland , written by Billy Van Zandt and directed by Glenn Casale.


 


MOVIES

Fly Me to the Moon (2007) (filming )(voice)

Christmas Every Day (2006) (TV) (post-production ).... Trudy Conlon

Unholy (2006) (post-production ).... Martha

Deceit (2006) (completed )

"Carnivàle" .... Ruthie
    - New Canaan, CA (2005) TV Episode .... Ruthie
    - Outside New Canaan (2005) TV Episode .... Ruthie
    - Cheyenne, WY (2005) TV Episode .... Ruthie
    - Lincoln Highway (2005) TV Episode .... Ruthie
    - Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) TV Episode .... Ruthie
      ( 16 more )

"The Drew Carey Show"
    - Finale (2004) TV Episode .... Kim Harvey
    - Drew Hunts Silver Fox (2004) TV Episode .... Kim Harvey
    - Look Mom, One Hand! (2002) TV Episode .... Kim Harvey
    - Up on the Roof (1999) TV Episode .... Kim Harvey
    - Cain and Mabel (1998) TV Episode .... Kim Harvey

Ghost Rock (2004) .... Mattie Baker

"Totally Spies!"
    - Fashion Faux Pas (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Helga Von Guggen
    - Wild Styles (2002) TV Episode (voice) .... Helga von Guggen

Ring of Darkness (2004) (TV) .... Alex

The Santa Trap (2002) (TV) .... Homeless Woman

"The Chronicle"
    - Tears of a Clone (2002) TV Episode .... Evelyn Hall

"Gotham Girls" (2002) TV Series (voice) .... Catwoman (Selina Kyle)

Spring Break Lawyer (2001) (TV) .... Judge Stern

"Nash Bridges"
    - Something Borrowed (2001) TV Episode .... Annie Corell

No Place Like Home (2001) .... Evie

"Batman Beyond"
    - Out of the Past (2000) TV Episode (voice) .... Singer

The Convent (2000) .... Adult Christine

Across the Line (2000) .... Mrs. Randall

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
    - Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (1999) TV Episode .... Senator Cretak

"The Love Boat: The Next Wave"
    - Three Stages of Love (1999) TV Episode .... Grace Brooks

A Wake in Providence (1999) .... Aunt Lidia

Descent 3 (1999) (VG) (voice) .... Dr. Katelyn Harper
... aka D3 (International: English title: promotional abbreviation)

"The Angry Beavers"
    - The Day the Earth Got Really Screwed Up (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Toluca Lake

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) (V) (voice) .... Simone

"The New Batman Adventures"
    - Cult of the Cat (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
    - You Scratch My Back (1997) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman

"Sliders"
    - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1998) TV Episode .... Mother Morehouse

"Diagnosis Murder"
    - Rain of Terror (1998) TV Episode .... Vivien Sanderson

A Champion's Fight: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998) (TV) .... Nancy Muldenhower

"Weird Science"
    - Show Chett (1997) TV Episode .... Lily

"The Wayans Bros."
    - New Lease on Life (1996) TV Episode .... Mrs. Neidermeyer

"Flipper"
    - Surf Gang (1996) TV Episode .... Sydney Brewster
    - The Girl Who Came to Dinner (1996) TV Episode .... Sydney Brewster

"Batman"
    - Catwalk (1995) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
    - Batgirl Returns (1994) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
    - Almost Got 'im (1992) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
    - Cat Scratch Fever (1992) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
    - Tyger Tyger (1992) TV Episode (voice) .... Selina Kyle/Catwoman
      ( 3 more )

Burial of the Rats (1995) (TV) .... The Queen

"Babylon 5"
    - A Spider in the Web (1994) TV Episode .... Amanda Carter

"The George Carlin Show"
    - George Gets Caught in the Middle (1994) TV Episode .... Barbara Rossetti

Jailbreakers (1994) (TV) .... Mrs. Norton

"One West Waikiki"
    - A Model for Murder (1994) TV Episode .... Edna Jaynes

Silk Degrees (1994) .... Violet

"Daddy Dearest"
    - You Bet Your Life (1993) TV Episode

Father Hood (1993) .... Celeste

The Parsley Garden (1993) (TV) .... Mother

"FBI: The Untold Stories"
    - Dapper Drew (1993) TV Episode .... Marguerite Dobson

"Dream On"
    - Bad Girls (1992) TV Episode .... Gloria Gantz

The Burden of Proof (1992) (TV) .... Silvia Hartnell
... aka Scott Turow's The Burden of Proof

Doublecrossed (1991) (TV) .... Debbie Seal

Blood River (1991) (TV) .... Georgina

Due occhi diabolici (1990) .... Jessica Valdemar (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
    - All in a Day's Work (1989) TV Episode

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) .... Dr. Kurtz
... aka Jungle Heat (USA)
... aka Piranha Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (USA)

"Head of the Class"
    - The Little Sister (1989) TV Episode .... Gloria - Dr. Samuels' sister

The Easter Story (1989) (V) (voice)
... aka Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Easter Story (USA)

"Murder, She Wrote"
    - The Bottom Line Is Murder (1987) TV Episode .... Lynette Bryant
    - Jessica Behind Bars (1985) TV Episode .... Kathryn

Open House (1987) .... Lisa Grant

"Hotel"
... aka Arthur Hailey's Hotel
    - Shadow Play (1986) TV Episode .... Ellie
    - Tomorrows (1984) TV Episode .... Barbara Harrington

Back to School (1986) .... Vanessa

Tomes and Talismans (1986) (V) .... The Librarian

Bridge Across Time (1985) (TV) .... Lynn Chandler
... aka Arizona Ripper
... aka Terror at London Bridge

"The Twilight Zone"
    - Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985) TV Episode .... Miss Peters (segment "Teacher's Aide")

Seduced (1985) (TV) .... Barbara Orloff

The Next One (1984) .... Andrea
... aka Taxidiotis tou chronou, O (Greece)
... aka The Time Traveller (USA: DVD title)

"Fantasy Island"
    - Midnight Waltz/Let Them Eat Cake (1983) TV Episode .... Adele Anthony
    - The Pug/Class of '69 (1979) TV Episode .... Brenda Richards

Creepshow (1982) .... Wilma "Billie" Northrup (segment "The Crate")

Swamp Thing (1982) .... Alice Cable

The Thing (1982) (voice) (uncredited) .... Computer voice
... aka John Carpenter's The Thing (USA: complete title)

Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981) (TV) .... Susan O'Neill
... aka Charlie's Balloon

Escape from New York (1981) .... Maggie
... aka John Carpenter's Escape from New York (USA: complete title)

The Cannonball Run (1981) .... Marcie Thatcher, Lamborghini Babe #1

Tourist (1980) (TV) .... Barbara Huggins

Valentine Magic on Love Island (1980) (TV) .... Beverly McGraw

The Fog (1980) .... Stevie Wayne
... aka John Carpenter's The Fog (USA: complete title)

Top of the Hill (1980) (TV) .... Elizabeth Stone

The Darker Side of Terror (1979) (TV) .... Margaret Corwin

Someone's Watching Me! (1978) (TV) .... Sophie

Crash (1978) (TV) .... Veronica Daniels

"Maude" .... Carol Trainor (1972-1978)
    - Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) TV Episode .... Carol Tranior
    - Maude's Big Move: Part 2 (1978) TV Episode .... Carol Tranior
    - Maude's Big Move: Part 1 (1978) TV Episode .... Carol Tranior
    - Phillip's Mature Romance (1978) TV Episode .... Carol Tranior
    - Mr. Butterfield's Return (1978) TV Episode .... Carol Tranior
      ( 111 more )

"The Love Boat"
    - Hollywood Royalty/Caper, The/Eyes of Love, The/Masquerade: Part 1 (1978) TV Episode .... Cathy Randall
    - Hollywood Royalty/Caper, The/Eyes of Love, The/Masquerade: Part 2 (1978) TV Episode .... Cathy Randall

Return to Fantasy Island (1978) (TV) .... Margo Dean
... aka Fantasy Island II (USA)

"Hallmark Hall of Fame"
... aka Hallmark Television Playhouse
    - Have I Got a Christmas for You (1977) TV Episode .... Marcia Levine

"Quincy M.E."
... aka Quincy (International: English title: informal title)
    - Let Me Light the Way (1977) TV Episode .... Carol Bowen - Rape Counselor

Red Alert (1977) (TV) .... Judy Wyche

"Eight Is Enough"
    - Turnabout (1977) TV Episode .... Jennifer Linden

Having Babies (1976) (TV) .... Allie Duggin
... aka Giving Birth (USA)

The Great Houdini (1976) (TV) .... Daisy White
... aka The Great Houdinis

 


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