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Barbara Cason
Barbara Cason
Barbara Cason made a guest appearance as Claire Packer, a liberal political candidate who irks Archie in the AITF episode "The Election Story" in Season 2.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1928-11-15)November 15, 1928
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
Died: June 18, 1990(1990-06-18) (aged 61)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
TV and film actress
Years active: 1967-1990, her death
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Character played: Claire Packer in "The Election Story" in Season 2
Nurse Dorothy Winslow in the Season 5 episode "Birth of the Baby (Part 2)"
Miss Critchen in "Edith Gets Fired" in Season 9
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Barbara Cason (November 15, 1928 – June 18, 1990) appeared as liberal local political candidate Claire Packer in "The Election Story" in Season 2 of All in the Family, the first of three appearances on the series. She also appeared as Nurse Winslow in the Season 5 episode "Birth of the Baby (Part 2)", and then as Miss Critchen in "Edith Gets Fired" in Season 9.

Life and Career[]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Barbara began her career appearing in theatre and on local television in Memphis during the 1950s, where she notably co-founded and ran the Front St. Theatre.

She relocated to New York City in 1967, becoming active in theatre there both on and off Broadway through 1973. She most notably starred in the original critically acclaimed production of Noël Coward's Oh, Coward! in 1972-73. She appeared in such cult films as Cold Turkey and The Honeymoon Killers.

After the early 1970s, Cason's career became centered in Los Angeles, appearing mostly within television up until her death. She is probably best known for her roles as Cloris Phebus on Carter Country (1977–1979) and Ruth Shandling on It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986–1990).

Personal Life[]

Barbara was married to actor Dennis Patrick from 1970 until her death. She died in Los Angeles at age 61, after suffering a heart attack.

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