1. The Fascinating Life of Adrienne Barbeau: From Go-Go Dancer to Broadway Star and Beyond Jeff Dwoskin 50:41

From dancing for the mob to Broadway and Hollywood fame, Adrienne Barbeau’s career has taken her all over the map. With memorable roles in films like The Fog and Swamp Thing, and a Tony-nominated performance in the original Broadway production of Grease, Barbeau has proven herself to be a versatile and talented actress.

My guest, Adrienne Barbeau and I discuss:

  • Adrienne Barbeau’s memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”
  • Starting out in New York as a Go-Go dancer for the mob
  • Adrienne Barbeau’s Broadway debut as Tevye’s second daughter, Hodel, in Fiddler on the Roof
  • A Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease
  • Memories of Grease and the new Grease oral history she collaborated on: Tell me more, Tell me more
  • Adrienne Barbeau’s time on the hit TV show Maude playing Bea Arthur’s daughter, Carol 
  • Adrienne Barbeau’s memorable movie roles in The Fog, Escape From New York, Creepshow, Swamp Thing, Back to School, and Cannonball Run
  • Adrienne Barbeau’s role as Ruthie, the Snake Dancer, on HBO’s Carnivale
  • and much more with Adrienne Barbeau on her varied and successful career

You’re going to love my conversation with Adrienne Barbeau

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BIO: Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in the horror and science fiction genres. She has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions over the course of her career. Barbeau was born in Sacramento, California in 1945. She began her career as a stage actress, performing in a number of musicals and plays in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, she gained widespread recognition for her roles in the horror films “The Fog” and “Escape from New York,” and the science fiction film “Swamp Thing.” She also appeared in several popular television shows, including “Maude,” “Love Boat,” and “The Drew Carey Show.” In addition to her acting career, Barbeau is also a published author and has released several albums as a singer. She continues to act and perform in various projects to this day.


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