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Barrie Youngfellow dead: It’s A Living actress dies aged 75

Barrie Youngfellow died on Monday aged 75, her family announced as they paid tribute to the “loyal” actress. The late star is best known for her role as the sharp-tongued Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on the American sitcom It’s A Living

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It’s A Living actress Barrie Youngfellow has died at the age of 75, according to her family.

Barrie’s family announced in an obituary that she passed away on Monday as they paid tribute to the “loyal” star who had a “great attitude towards life”.

Barrie is best known for playing the sarcastic waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on the 1980s sitcom It’s A Living.

Her cause of death is not yet known.

Barrie’s family wrote in a statement: “She was best friends and had many loyal friends.

“Loved a good story and a nice bottle. Had a great laugh that validated her attitude towards life. Even during her downfall she could pull off a good one-liner.







Barrie Youngfellow also appeared on the ABC television series Carter Country
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“She was so nourished by the care, kindness and love she received from the staff at Ten Broeck Rehab. Thank you, Catskill.”

The late actress is best known for her role in It’s A Living, where she played the sarcastic waitress Jan Hoffmeyer Gray from 1980 to 1989.

The American sitcom first aired on ABC from 1980 to 1982 before going on hiatus and resuming in first syndication in 1985 to 1989.







The late star’s family announced that she passed away on Monday
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Barrie alongside her co-star Lili Hayden in an episode of It’s A Sin
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Barrie and her co-stars Gail Edwards, Paul Kreppel, and Marian Mercer were the only actors on the sitcom to appear in both versions of the show.

In 1990, It’s a Living producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas cast Youngfellow in the pilot episode of Blossom, in which she played the mother of Mayim Bialik’s title character; but Barrie did not continue the role when NBC picked it up as a series regular.

The late star’s last on-screen appearance was in 1998 when she made a cameo appearance in an episode of Law & Order.







Barrie appeared as a sharp-tongued waitress in 1989’s It’s A Living
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Following her death, many have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late actress.

“When I first came to LA in 1975, Barrie was among the first to read one of my spec scripts,” wrote Marc Sotkin on Twitter.

“So it was a great pleasure working with her on IAL. Making her laugh was the best part.”







The late actress with co-stars Louise Lasser and Gail Edwards
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The It’s A Living trio with Marian Mercer
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Barrie was married to stage and screen actor Sam Freed, with whom she tied the knot in 1983. The pair provided the narration for the 2001 audio book of The Children’s Book of Faith by William J. Bennett.

The late actress was married to Michael Mund Youngfellow from 1968 to 1975.

Barrie is survived by her husband and sisters, Heide Rivchun of Cleveland and Kim Rivchun of Providence, Rhode Island.

It is believed that the actress was living in New York at the time of her death.

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