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November 15, 1928|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||June 18, 1990
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||TV and film actress|
|Years active||1967-1990, her death|
Barbara Cason (November 15, 1928 – June 18, 1990) was an American character actress. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she 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).
- Barbara Cason at the Internet Broadway Database
- Barbara Cason at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Barbara Cason at the Internet Movie Database