Barbara Stuart, actress in six decades was 81

STUART-obit-nyt.jpgBarbara Stuart worked in episodic television during almost the entire run of the genre, starting with “I Led Three Lives” in 1954 and concluding with the Showtime series “Huff” in 2006. Along the way, she was on “Rawhide,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Taxi," plus dozens of other shows. She was Rocket O’Rourke, henchwoman to the Puzzler, on "Batman." She was Goldie Miner on an episode of “T.H.E. Cat.” In the movies, Stuart was in the “Marines, Let’s Go!” (1961) and “The Pterodactyl Woman From Beverly Hills” (1997), and in the 1980 satire “Airplane!” she played the wife of Rex Kramer, the pilot played by Robert Stack. She was Tom Hanks’s future mother-in-law in “Bachelor Party” (1984). Stuart lived in Toluca Lake but died May 15 in St. George, Utah. NYT, IMDb

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