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Adrienne Barbeau

Birth Place: Sacramento, CA, USA

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Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress, singer, and author who has had a successful career in film, television, and theater. Born on June 11, 1945, in Sacramento, California, Barbeau began her career in the entertainment industry in the late 1960s.
Barbeau's first major role was as Carol Traynor, the daughter of Maude Findlay (played by Bea Arthur) on the hit television series "Maude" from 1972 to 1978. Her performance on the show earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series.
In addition to her television work, Barbeau has also had a successful career in film. She appeared in several horror films in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "The Fog," "Escape from New York," and "Creepshow." Barbeau's performance in "The Fog" earned her a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Barbeau has also had success on stage, particularly in musical theater. In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" as Hodel, one of Tevye's daughters. She went on to star in several other Broadway productions, including "Grease" and "Women Behind Bars."
In 1993, Barbeau received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Rizzo in the Broadway revival of "Grease." She also received critical acclaim for her performance in the off-Broadway play "The Property Known as Garland," in which she played Judy Garland.
In addition to her acting career, Barbeau is also a talented singer. She has released several albums, including "Adrienne Barbeau" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do." She has also performed in numerous concerts and cabaret shows.
Barbeau is also an accomplished author. She has written two memoirs, "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and "Love Bites," as well as several novels, including "Vampyres of Hollywood" and "Love Letters."
Throughout her career, Barbeau has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry. In 2012, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City Horror Film Festival. She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.
Despite her success in film, television, and theater, Barbeau remains humble and grateful for her career. In an interview with Broadway World, she said, "I feel so lucky to have had the career that I've had. I've been able to do so many things that I love, and I'm grateful for every opportunity that I've had."

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Adrienne Barbeau STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Berthe [Replacement]

Judy Garland

Original Broadway Production, 1972
Betty Rizzo

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Cookie Kovac

Cookie Kovac

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Hodel [Replacement]

Berille [Replacement]

Hodel [Replacement]

Adrienne Barbeau Movies

[1976]The Great Houdini Daisy White

[1976]Having Babies Allie Duggin

[1977]Red Alert Judy Wyche

[1977]Have I Got a Christmas for You Marcia Levine

[1978]Someone's Watching Me! Sophie

[1978]Crash Veronica Daniels

[1978]The Fighting Nightingales Maj. Kate Steele

[1979]The Darker Side of Terror Margaret Corwin

[1980]Top of the Hill Elizabeth Stone

[1980]The Fog Stevie Wayne

[1980]Tourist Barbara Huggins

[1980]Valentine Magic on Love Island Beverly McGraw

[1981]Escape from New York Maggie

[1981]Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Susan O'Neill

[1981]The Cannonball Run Marcie

[1982]Swamp Thing Alice Cable

[1982]Creepshow Wilma Northrup

[1984]The Next One Andrea

[1985]Terror at London Bridge Lynn Chandler

[1985]Seduced Barbara Orloff

[1986]Back to School Vanessa

[1987]Open House Lisa Grant

[1989]Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Dr. Kurtz

[1989]Dieter & Andreas

[1991]Doublecrossed Debbie Seal

[1991]Blood River Georgina

[1993]Father Hood Celeste

[1994]Target Witness Violet

[1995]Judge Dredd Central - Voice

[1995]Burial of the Rats The Queen

[1997]Bimbo Movie Bash Dr. Kurtz

[1998]Shattered Hearts: A Moment of Truth Movie Nancy Muldenhower

[1999]A Wake in Providence Aunt Lidia

[2000]The Convent Adult Christine

[2000]Across the Line Mrs. Randall

[2001]Spring Break Lawyer Judge Stern

[2002]The Santa Trap Alice Cable

[2002]No Place Like Home Evie

[2003]Ghost Rock Mattie Baker

[2003]Return to 'Escape from New York'

[2004]Ring of Darkness Alex

[2006]Christmas Do-Over Trudi

[2006]Deceit Kathleen Darrow

[2007]Unholy Martha

[2007]Fly Me to the Moon Scooter's Mom - Voice

[2008]Reach for Me Valerie

[2009]War Wolves Gail Cash

[2009]The Dog Who Saved Christmas Cat Lady

[2010]Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen Adrienne

[2010]The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation Mildred

[2012]Argo Nina / Serksi

[2012]Complacent Judy Sanderson

[2014]Memory Book Sarah Lund

[2015]Tales of Halloween The Radio DJ - Voice

[2015]Divine Access Catherine

[2016]Mission 88 Dr. Withersford

[2017]Death House Virtual Narrator - Voice

[2018]Jimmy's Jungle Tammy

[2018]Big Legend Rita Laird

[2018]Malevolence 3: Killer Meredith Bristol

[2018]Hell's Kitty Mrs. Carrie

[2019]The Chain Emma

[2019]Bigfoot Wilma

[2019]Swell Dr. Shields

[2019]Exorcism at 60,000 Feet Mrs. Montegue

[2019]Gates of Darkness Rosemary

[2019]Apple Seed Jolene

[2020]Curious George: Go West, Go Wild Ginny's Mom - Voice

[2020]The Eagle and the Albatross Pearl

[2020]Unearth Kathryn Dolan

[2020]For the Love of Jessee Katharyn

[2021]DC Villains - Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale

[2022]Hellblazers Georgia

Adrienne Barbeau TV Shows

[ 1973-1976]Maude Carol Traynor

Quincy M.E. Carol Bowen - Rape Counselor

Eight Is Enough Jennifer Linden

[ 1972-1978]Maude Carol Traynor

The Love Boat Cathy Randall

[ 1978-1983]Fantasy Island Adele Anthony, Brenda Richards, Margo Dean

The Twilight Zone Ms. Peters

[ 1984-1986]Hotel Ellie, Barbara Harrington

The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Mary Magdalene, Haman's Wife

The Real Ghostbusters Mrs. Campbell

[ 1985-1987]Murder, She Wrote Lynette Bryant, Kathryn

Head of the Class Gilda Manetti

Monsters Fiona Flynn

CBS Schoolbreak Special Mary Martelli

Wake, Rattle & Roll Mrs. Baxter

The Burden of Proof Silvia Hartnell

Dream On Gloria Gantz

FBI: The Untold Stories Marguerite Dobson

Daddy Dearest Annette

Rebel Highway Mrs. Sheila Norton

One West Waikiki Edna Jaynes

The George Carlin Show Barbara Rossetti

Babylon 5 Amanda Carter

[ 1992-1995]Batman: The Animated Series Selina Kyle, Catwoman, Martha Wayne

Flipper Sydney Brewster

The Wayans Bros. Trish Neidermeyer

Weird Science Lily

Sliders Mother Morehouse

Adventures from the Book of Virtues Greta

The Angry Beavers Toluca Lake

[ 1997-1998]The New Batman Adventures Catwoman, Selina Kyle

Diagnosis Murder Vivien Sanderson

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cretak

Love Boat: The Next Wave Grace Brooks

Batman of the Future

Nash Bridges Annie Corell

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Adrienne Barbeau

The Chronicle Evelyn Hall

[ 2000-2002]Gotham Girls Catwoman, Selina Kyle, Det. Renee Montoya

[ 1998-2004]The Drew Carey Show Kim Harvey

[ 2002-2004]Totally Spies! Helga von Guggen

[ 2003-2005]Carnivàle Ruthie

K-Ville Marquetta Dinovi

Cold Case Helen McCormick '08

Dexter Suzanna Coffey

Grey's Anatomy Jodie Crowley

Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment Dr. Letitia Peplau

[ 2010-2011]General Hospital Suzanne Stanwyck

CSI: NY Dr. Theola Kumi

Sons of Anarchy Alice Noone

Hell's Kitty Mrs. Carrie

13 Nights of Elvira Dr. Kurtz

Criminal Minds Cissy Howard

American Dad! Maxine

[ 2012-2015]Revenge Marion Harper

Dimension 404 Wilma

Creepshow Radio DJ Jolene Payne, Dixie

Swamp Thing Dr. Palomar

The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell Guest

AJ and the Queen Helen

Cowboy Bebop Maria Murdock

American Horror Stories Verna

Adrienne Barbeau Awards and Nominations

Adrienne Barbeau News

Photos: Go Inside The Hollywood Museum's Mother's Day Tribute to MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS

The Hollywood Museum played host to a spectacular photo exhibit, for Mother's Day to pay homage to the matriarchs of the MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS organization and the most celebrated working moms in entertainment with loving and amusing images with their families. Check out photos from the event here!

Badia Farha and Plasma La Rose To Perform At The Iconoclast Theatre Collective Annual Theatre Celebration

Iconoclast Theatre Collective (The World to Come; GRINDR The Opera) will be celebrating theatre, community, and new musical development with a party to be held at the Dickens (783 8th Ave) on Tuesday, April 18th, beginning at 7:00pm.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Presents An Acting Animals Tribute Exhibit

On the evening of April 6th, in advance of “NATIONAL PET DAY,” (April 11th), Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a tribute exhibit to Acting Animals. See photos from the event.

Off-Broadway Hit THE BOOMER BOYS Boys Musical Brings The Laughs About Aging To The Ridgefield Playhouse, October 9

If a hilarious night of songs, jokes and stories is on your to-do list, let The Boomer Boys check it off! In this hilarious musical revue, a fun-loving “fat pack” of middle-aged men realizes the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends.

The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.

COOLIDGE AFTER MIDNIGHT Film Series Honors Composer Fabio Frizzi With Coolidge After Midnite Award

The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Coolidge After Midnite film series will honor legendary composer Fabio Frizzi before a special screening of Zombie on Saturday, September 17, 2022 with the fourth Coolidge After Midnite Award.

THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Fall

Tickets on sale for THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL October 9th.

20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List

Summer is here at last and there is no better time to have fun in the sun with a new read! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.

Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary

Earlier this week, company members from Grease gathered at Sardi's to celebrate the show's 50th Bradway anniversary. 

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit

“For most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.  Our mother’s love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

New Book About the Making of GREASE to Be Released For the Musical's 50th Anniversary

A new book about the making of Grease will be released in honor of the musical's 50th anniversary this year!

Proctors Announces FANDOM FEST, Three-Day Celebration Of Fan Culture

Proctors Collaborative will launch its first ever Fandom Fest. Nerds, geeks, bookworms, gamers and everyone in between are welcome to come to Proctors in Schenectady, Friday, August 12- Sunday, August 14. Fandom Fest will allow our guests to share the love they have for their favorite show, anime, game or movie with new fans, young and old in what will become an annual event. 

28 Theater Books for Your Spring 2022 Reading List

Spring has sprung and the great weather calls for a great book to enjoy outdoors! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 28 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.

World Premiere EP THE FELLOWSHIP OF FIVEBORO, Out Digitally On April 22

The Fellowship of Fiveboro, a world premiere release of songs from the hit audio series, The World to Come, will be available digitally for both download and streaming on Friday, April 22nd, with presale available on iTunes and Amazon beginning on Friday, April 1st.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April

La Mirada will present The Sound of Music beginning in April! The show stars Diane Phelan (Broadway: The King and I & South Pacific at Lincoln Center) as “Maria,” Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Mamma Mia!) as “Captain von Trapp,” and Grammy nominee Suzanna Guzmán (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet’s Carmen) as “Mother Abbess.'

THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse In April

A fun-loving “fat pack” of middle-aged men who realize the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends, will take the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 8pm. The Boomer Boys Musical navigates everything from the depths of expanding waistlines to the heights of Viagra in their hilarious musical, part of the Teed & Brown Broadway & Cabaret Series.

Se cumplen 50 años del estreno de GREASE en Broadway

El 14 de febrero de 1972 se estrenó el musical en el Majestic Theatre de Nueva York.

MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of GREASE

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, February 1 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey musical GREASE from the 1972 original Broadway cast recording starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, Adrienne Barbeau, Don Billett, Walter Bobbie, Jim Borrelli, James Canning, Daniel Deitch, Katie Hanley, Tom Harris, Ilene Kristen, Dorothy Leon, Timothy Meyers, Kathi Moss, Alan Paul, Joy Rinaldi, Marya Small and Garn Stephens. 

World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE

For the first time ever, Ronald Rand allows us to enter into his two-hour transformation as he embodies 79-year-old Harold Clurman, the 'Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' as he brings him to life in his world-acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! performing in 25 countries and twenty states.

World Premiere of WOMEN BEHIND BARS, Hosted by Kathy Griffin, to Star Eureka O'Hara and Ginger Minj

Get ready for some totally outrageous and unfiltered fun! BroadwayHD will be bringing a brand new film capture of the 1970s cult hit Women Behind Bars exclusively to the service on August 26th. 


Adrienne Barbeau has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Adrienne Barbeau has not appeared in the West End

Adrienne Barbeau has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in the musical "Grease." Additionally, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her performance in "Grease" as well. These nominations highlight her talent and recognition in the Broadway industry.

Adrienne Barbeau has won several awards for her performances in the Broadway show "Grease." She received the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards for her role in "Grease."

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