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It’s a Living & Blossom actress dies aged 75 as star is remembered as ‘loyal’ person

BARRIE Youngfellow has passed away at the age of 75.

The ‘It’s a Living and Blossom’ actress was remembered as a ‘loyal’ person by her family.

Barrie died at the age of 75

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Barrie died at the age of 75Photo credit: Getty Images – Getty

Barrie was best known for playing spunky waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on the 1980s sitcom It’s a Living.

She appeared in all 120 episodes of the show, which ran on ABC from 1980 to 1982 and on syndication from 1985 to 1989.

Barrie’s family announced that she died Monday, although her obituary did not provide a cause of death.

They wrote: “She was best friends and had many loyal friends.

“Loved a good story and a nice bottle. Had a big laugh that confirmed her attitude towards life. Even during her decline, she could fire off a good one-liner.”

In addition to her memorable role on It’s a Living, the actress portrayed Joan Crawford in the 1980 NBC television film The Scarlett O’Hara War.

The cast also included Tony Curtis as David O. Selznick, Morgan Brittany as Vivien Leigh, and Sharon Gless as Carole Lombard.

Barrie also played Mayim Bialik’s mother in the 1990 pilot of NBC’s Blossom.

Barrie was survived by her two sisters, Heide and Kim, and her second husband, actor Sam Freed.

The couple was married for 39 years.

According to her obituary, Sam was “almost as important to her as her dogs and cats.”

EARLY YEARS

Barrie was bored in Cleveland on October 22, 1946.

In the early days of her career she appeared in local productions of Peter Pan before making prime time appearances on The New Temperatures Rising Show and The Streets of San Francisco in 1973.

FANS REACT

Shortly after news of Barrie’s death broke, fans took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

One person wrote: “So sorry to hear that actress Barrie Youngfellow Freed, best known for her role as Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on It’s a Living, passed away on March 28th at the age of 75.”

Another added: “A moment of silence for Barrie Youngfellow.”

Barrie's family remembered her as a

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Barrie’s family remembered her as a “loyal” personPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
She appeared in every episode of It's A Living

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She appeared in every episode of It’s A LivingPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Barrie played a fan-favorite role on the long-running show

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Barrie played a fan-favorite role on the long-running showPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
She also appeared on Blossom

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She also appeared on BlossomPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

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Aila Slisco

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