How tall is Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American actress, best known for appearances in TV shows Peyton Place, All My Children and films like It Came From Outer Space, The Young Philadelphians, Magnificent Obsession, Bigger Than Life, The Young Lions and Robin and the 7 Hoods. In a 1981 news article, it mentioned "She is, if anything, underweight....Barbara is 5-foot-7 and weighs 112 pounds"

How tall is Barbara Rush
Barbara & Carolyn Hennesy
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"You know," she said, "I've lost 25 pounds and I'm never going to let myself get plump again. I'm five-six and used to weigh 135, but I'm small--boned and I look so much better at 110."
-- Abilene Reporter, 1959

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 6.67in (169.3cm)
Littlelee168cm said on 8/Dec/18
She didn't look this tall next to angela lansbury in an episode of murder she wrote looked 2+ inches shorter
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Sep/17
I might have indeed, but next to you, I know jack **** about films from that era!
However, I never forget a face, and I know Barbara's from my earliest film memories. I might be mistaken, but I'm sure I saw her playing a Mum to some children and remembering what a nice one she made! I homed in on that sort of thing when I was one myself and I was watching films pre-school. My Mum said it was a very efficient way of shutting me up!

Thanks for answering! 👍

Have a great weekend down in Wales, Arch! 😆
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/17
@Sandy She was in a few movies with Rock Hudson and Frank Sinatra Sandy, you might have seen her in those!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/17
She is a beautiful and fresh-faced woman in this photo and if, like I have just read above, she is really so underweight, it would show in her face above anything else! Some people, and I rather think Barbara is one of them, were made to be that slim!
I have only seen her in 'It Came from Outer Space' from the above film selection, but I know that face very well indeed and I have seen her in plenty more! Arch - get your thinking cap on please!
I am going for 5ft7 for Barbara - a supremely tall and elegant height for a woman of her era!
Arch Stanton said on 14/Sep/17
Thanks, Don't forget Magnificent Obsession and Bigger Than Life though.

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