Barbara March

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Barbara March
Born(1953-10-09)October 9, 1953
DiedAugust 11, 2019(2019-08-11) (aged 65)
Alma materUniversity of Windsor
Known forLursa in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Spouse(s)Alan Scarfe (1979-2019; her death)

Barbara March (October 9, 1953 – August 11, 2019) was a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of the Star Trek character Lursa, one of the Duras sisters. She appeared as Lursa in Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Redemption" and "Firstborn"), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Past Prologue"), and Star Trek Generations.[2]

Other credits included Total Security, L.A. Law, The Portrait, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, Blood Ties, Kingsgate, Nightheat and Deserters for which she earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Actress.[3]

March attended the University of Windsor, and began acting shortly after graduating.[4] March was an accomplished stage performer and starred at Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, as well as in both New York and Los Angeles. She received critical acclaim as Isabella in Measure for Measure, Desdemona in Othello, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title heroine in The Duchess of Malfi, Ruth in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming and, on many occasions, Lady Macbeth.

March was also a playwright and novelist. Her play The Razing of Charlotte Brontë is also available in Italian as Le riflessioni di Charlotte Brontë and she published a novel, The Copper People.[5]

March married Alan Scarfe in 1979 and they had a daughter named Antonia, who is a musician and composer.[6] She died of cancer on August 11, 2019 at the age of 65.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Deserters Val Manufort
1989 Kingsgate
1992 The Portrait Marguerite Chirac
1994 Star Trek Generations Lursa


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  2. ^ "March, Barbara". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ Walsh, Michael. "Detour of duty: Vietnam conflict's Vancouver front". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ Avvaru, Shashank (2019-08-13). "Barbara March, TNG, DS9's Klingon Lursa, Passes Away at 65". TREKNEWS.NET. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
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  6. ^ Entry for Alan Scarfe in Canadian Who's Who
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