26 Facts About Adrienne Barbeau


Adrienne Jo Barbeau was born on June 11,1945 and is an American actress, singer, and author of three books.


Adrienne Barbeau came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway's original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor, the divorced daughter of Maude Findlay on the sitcom Maude.


Adrienne Barbeau's mother was of Armenian descent and her father's ancestry was French Canadian, Irish, and German.


Adrienne Barbeau has a sister, Jocelyn, and a half brother on her father's side, Robert Barbeau, who still resides in the Sacramento area.


Adrienne Barbeau made her Broadway debut in the chorus of Fiddler on the Roof, and later took the role of Hodel, Tevye's daughter; Bette Midler played her character's sister Tzeitel.


Adrienne Barbeau left Fiddler in 1971 to play the leading role of Cookie Kovac in the off-Broadway nudie musical Stag Movie.


Adrienne Barbeau received a Theater World Award and a 1972 Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of tough-girl Rizzo in Grease.


About her relationship with Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau said in a 2018 interview with Dread Central:.


Adrienne Barbeau was not Maude when she wasn't saying those lines.


Adrienne Barbeau had her sons, her dog and her cooking and she wasn't into the celebrity scene and she was a great lady.


Adrienne Barbeau was cast in numerous television films and series such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Valentine Magic on Love Island and Battle of the Network Stars.


Adrienne Barbeau's popularity stemmed partly from what critic Joe Bob Briggs referred to as the "two enormous talents on that woman," and her typecasting as a "tough broad".


Adrienne Barbeau subsequently appeared in a number of early-1980s horror and science fiction films, including Escape from New York, Creepshow and Swamp Thing.


Adrienne Barbeau knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.


Adrienne Barbeau appeared in the Burt Reynolds comedy The Cannonball Run, and as the shrewish wife of Rodney Dangerfield's character in Back to School.


Adrienne Barbeau starred in the comedy Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.


Adrienne Barbeau worked as a television talk show host and a weekly book reviewer for KABC talk radio in Los Angeles.


In 2007, Adrienne Barbeau played a cameo role in Rob Zombie's Halloween, a "reimagining" of the 1978 film of the same name, written and directed by her first husband, John Carpenter.


Adrienne Barbeau's scene was cut from the theatrical version of the film but is included in the DVD version.


In 2009, Adrienne Barbeau was cast as "The Cat Lady" in the family comedy The Dog Who Saved Christmas, as Scooter's mother in the 3D animated feature Fly Me to the Moon, and as a hospice patient in the love-story Reach for Me.


Also in 2009, Adrienne Barbeau had guest spots in the first episode of Showtime's hit series Dexter.


Adrienne Barbeau voiced the Greek goddess Hera in the video game God of War III released for the PlayStation 3 in March 2010.


Adrienne Barbeau voiced characters in the 2015 Mad Max video game.


Adrienne Barbeau appears in Argo, playing the former wife of Alan Arkin's character.


Adrienne Barbeau reprised her role as Catwoman in an animated remake of the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.


In 2021 Adrienne Barbeau voiced the role of Queen Gehenna in the sci-fi musical audio series, The World to Come.