Barbara Tarbuck

Barbara Tarbuck, a stage and screen actress who played Jane Jacks on the television soap opera “General Hospital” and Mother Superior Claudia on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” has died. She was 74.

Tarbuck died Monday, December 26, 2016, at her Los Angeles home. Tarbuck suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder, a rare, degenerative brain disease.

Tarbuck also starred in the films “Short Circuit”, “Big Trouble”, “Curly Sue”, “S. Darko”, and “Walking Tall”.

She also appeared in dozens of prime-time television shows including “Dallas”, “Cagney & Lacey”, “The Golden Girls”, “NYPD Blue”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Medium”, “CSI: NY”, “Glee”, and “Mad Men”.

A native of Detroit, Tarbuck, 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. She began her acting career as a regular on WWJ radio’s children’s series “Storyland.”

To read more about Barbara Tarbuck, here is her Wikipedia page.

Here is an interview with Barbara about “American Horror Story: Asymlum”…


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