Catlin Adams

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Catlin Adams
Born Nira Barab
(1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, film director
Years active 1968–present

Catlin Adams (born Nira Barab; October 11, 1950) is an American actress and film director. Her main roles include The Jazz Singer and Toothless. She is also well known for her performance as promiscuous carnival worker Patty Bernstein in The Jerk. As a director she shared a Directors Guild of America Award for an afterschool special.[1]


As an actress[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Rat Patrol Girl 1 episode
1968–1970 Adam-12 Karen/M'Liss 2 episodes
1970 Up in the Cellar Tracey Chamber
1971 Nichols Mabel Zimmerman 1 episode
1973 The Fuzz Brothers Trina
1974 McMillan & Wife Ruth Habbib 1 episode
1975 The Fortune Girl Lover
1975 Katherine Jessica
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Cathy Dineen 1 episode
1977 Panic in Echo Park Cynthia
1975–1977 Kojak Sheila/Adelle/Theresa Ryan 4 episodes
1979 The Jerk Patty Bernstein
1980 The Jazz Singer Rivka Rabinovitch
1982–1983 Square Pegs Ms. Loomis 5 episodes
1990 thirtysomething Pippa Fallow 1 episode
1995 Freaky Friday Dana 'Dinky' Barb
1997 Toothless Carrie's Mum
1998 New York Undercover Judge Carol Underwood 1 episode
2000 Providence Rebecca Rosen 1 episode
2012 Underworld: Awakening Olivia

As a director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 ABC Afterschool Specials Episode: "Wanted: The Perfect Guy"
1988 Sticky Fingers
1990 Stolen: One Husband
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Episode: "Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag)"


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