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Barbara Tarbuck, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘American Horror Story’ Actress, Dead at 74

Barbara Tarbuck, actress most known for her decade-long stint on “General Hospital,” died at home after a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Monday. She was 74.

Tarbuck portrayed Ingo Rademacher’s (Jax Jacks’) mother on ABC’s “General Hospital” from 1996 until 2010, went on to portray Jessica Lange’sMother Superior Claudia” on FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” during the show’s second season, which debuted in 2012.

Tarbuck also had roles on other soap operas such as “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest.” The long-time actress was an ’80s staple and also appeared in productions like “The Waltons,” “Dallas,” “MASH,” “The Golden Girls,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and “Cagney and Lacey.”

Later, she would co-star in supporting roles in “NYPD Blue,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Glee,” as well as “Mad Men.” Tarbuck’s notable film credits include “Big Trouble” (1986), “Curly Sue” (1991) and “Walking Tall” (2004).

Additionally, she performed on Broadway for roles in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness.”

Tarbuck is survived by her daughter, producer Jennifer Lane Connolly, as well as son-in-law Samuel Chawinga and grandsons Cianan and Cuinn Chawinga.

Source: http://toofab.com/2016/12/30/barbara-tarbuck-general-hospital-and-american-horror-story-actress-dead-at-74/