‘It’s a Living’ actress Barrie Youngfellow dies aged 75


American actress, Barrie Youngfellow released who is best known for starring in the 1980s sitcom “It’s a Living” passed away on Monday, March 28. She was 75 at the time of her death. No details have been released regarding the cause of his death.

She was the wife of stage and film actor Sam Freed. Her family remembered the actress as a “loyal” person.

Remembering the actress, her family wrote: ‘She was the best of friends and had many loyal friends. I loved a good story and a nice bottle. Had a great laugh that confirmed his sense of life. Even during her decline, she could pull off a good one-liner.

Barrie Youngfellow of ‘It’s A Living’ fame dies

Barrie Youngfellow gained recognition for portraying the character of sharp-tongued and sarcastic waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on the American sitcom television series “It’s a Living” which aired in the 1980s.

The series first aired on ABC for 2 seasons (1980–82). After ABC canceled the series, new episodes of the show aired in first-run syndication (1985–89). Barrie starred in 120 episodes of the show between 1980 and 1989.

The show that took place at a fancy restaurant (Above the Top) atop the Los Angeles-based Bonaventure Hotel was about a group of waitresses who worked there. Barrie starred as waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray.

In addition to appearing in It’s a Living, the actress also played Joan Crawford in the 1980 NBC made for TV movie The Scarlett O’Hara War.

The cast also included Tony Curtis, Morgan Brittany and Sharon Gless. She also appeared as Mayim Bialik’s mother in the 1990 pilot of NBC’s Blossom series.

Youth and career

Barrie was born on October 22, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. Barrie began her acting career in the early 70s when she landed a minor role on an episode of The New Temperatures Rising Show (1973).

His other works include appearances in series like Murder, She Wrote, Trapper John, MD, It Takes Two, Filthy Rich, Good Time Harry, Paris, Three’s Company, The Jeffersons, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, Barney Miller , AES Hudson Street, Emergency!, Carter Country, among a few others. She has also been seen in many TV movies.

She was last seen making an appearance on an episode of Law & Order in 1998.

Private life

Barrie and Sam were married about 39 years ago in 1983. The duo narrated the audiobook of William J. Bennett’s Children’s Book of Faith in 2001.

Barrie’s first marriage was to Michael Mund Youngfellow in 1968 which ended in 1975.

Barrie moved to Woodstock, New York in 1989 and the actress spent her final days there.

Barrie is survived by her husband Sam and her sisters Heidi and Kim Rivchun. No details have been released regarding his memorial.

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