Barrie Youngfellow

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Barrie Youngfellow
Born (1946-10-22) October 22, 1946 (age 71)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973–1998
Spouse(s) Sam Freed, 1983–present
Michael Mund Youngfellow (m. 1968–1975, divorced)
Children 1

Barrie Youngfellow (born October 22, 1946) is a retired American voice over, film and television actress.[1] She is the wife of stage and screen actor Sam Freed.


She began her career in the early 1970s in an episode of The Streets of San Francisco. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s she starred in numerous television shows and commercials, the horror film Nightmare in Blood (1978), and popular made-for-TV movies such as Vampire (1979), Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) in which she portrayed Joan Crawford, and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984).

Youngfellow is perhaps best known for her role as sharp-tonged and sarcastic waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on the sitcom It's a Living, which ran from 1980 until 1982 on ABC, and from 1985 to 1989 in first-run syndication (she, along with Gail Edwards, Paul Kreppel and Marian Mercer, were the only members of the It's a Living cast to last all the way through the show's network and syndication runs).

In 1990, It's a Living producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas cast Youngfellow in the pilot episode of Blossom, in which she played the mother of Mayim Bialik's title character; she did not continue with the project when NBC picked it up as a regular series. In 1998, Youngfellow made her last TV appearance, in an episode of Law & Order.

She is the wife of stage and screen actor Sam Freed, whom she married in 1983.[2]

The two narrated the 2001 audiobook of The Children's Book of Faith by William J. Bennett.[3] Youngfellow was formerly married to Michael Mund Youngfellow from 1968 to 1975.

As of 2011, she is president of the California corporation To Be Announced, Inc., founded November 20, 1978.[4]


  1. ^ "Barrie Youngfellow". All Movie Guide via The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Sheff, Vicki (March 7, 1988). "The New — If Not Tasty — Dish on 'Kate & Allie' Is Actor Sam Freed". People. 
  3. ^ "Audiobook Reviews: The Children's Book of Faith". AudioFile. June–July 2002. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "To Be Announced, Inc". Bizapedia. September 29, 2011. 

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