Judith O'Dea

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Judith O'Dea
Judith O'Dea clutching grave in Night of the Living Dead bw.jpg
O'Dea (as Barbra) clutching a gravestone in Night of the Living Dead.
Born (1945-04-20) April 20, 1945 (age 70)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968 - Present

Judith O'Dea (born April 20, 1945) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Barbra Hamilton in the 1968 George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead.[1]

Career[edit]

O'Dea as the catatonic and helpless Barbra in Night of the Living Dead, seen here with Duane Jones.

In addition to her signature role, O'Dea has appeared in the television movie The Pirate in the 1970s. She later took a break from acting to focus on raising her family.

In the new century, O'Dea returned to acting in several low budget horror films including the films[2] Claustrophobia, Evil Deeds, and October Moon and Women's Studies.[3] She also returned to the Barbra Hamilton role for the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Genesis.[4]

O'Dea owns and operates O'Dea Communications, a firm which deals in oral communications training.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1968 Night of the Living Dead Barbra
1978 The Pirate Annie TV movie
2003 Claustrophobia Alena Gray
2005 October Moon Mrs. Hamilton
2008 November Son Emily Hamilton
2009 Timo Rose's Beast Boomer's Mother
2010 Women's Studies Senator Gayle Hamlin
2011 Shy of Normal: Tales of New Life Experiences Actress on TV
2014 Safe Inside Crystal Lake
Hole in the Wall Augusta Gein
They Came from the Ether Miss Clara
2015 Night of the Living Dead: Genesis[6] Barbra

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