In her autobiography, Barbeau says that she first caught the show business bug while entertaining troops at army bases throughout Southeast Asia, touring with the San Jose Civic Light Opera. She made her Broadway debut in the chorus of Fiddler on the Roof , and later took the role of Hodel, Tevye's daughter; Bette Midler played her character's sister.
Barbeau, as Cookie Kovac, and Brad Sullivan , as Rip Cord, were "quite jolly and deserve to be congratulated on the lack of embarrassment they show when, on occasion, they have to wander around stark naked. They may not be sexy but they certainly keep cheerful," wrote The New York Times theater critic Clive Barnes in an otherwise negative review. During the s, Barbeau starred as Carol Traynor, the daughter of Bea Arthur's title character on the comedy series Maude , which ran from to actress Marcia Rodd had originated the role of Carol in a episode of All in the Family , also titled "Maude", alongside Arthur.
They were just watching my breasts precede me. In a Entertainment Tonight TV interview, Barbeau mentioned that she had good on- and off-camera chemistry with Arthur; she said that the two stayed close until Arthur's death on April 25, I just assumed that everyone was as giving as she was, as professional a she was that everyone who was doing a TV show, showed up, knowing their lines and showed up on time and was willing to say to the writers: I don't know if I say she was quiet, she was a homebody.
She had her sons, her dog and her cooking and she wasn't into the celebrity scene and she was a great lady. I loved her dearly, and we had a great cast and they were my family for 6 years that I loved each of them and all of them and it was the best experience anyone could've had, being introduced to television, like that!
In her autobiography, she claimed: My husband clued me in: Barbeau's popularity stemmed partly from what critic Joe Bob Briggs referred to as the "two enormous talents on that woman",  and her typecasting as a "tough broad". Despite her initial success, she said at the time that she thought of Hollywood as a "flesh market", and that she would rather appear in films that "explore the human condition" and "deal with issues".
She subsequently appeared in a number of earlys horror and science fiction films, a number of which have now become cult film classics , including Escape from New York also from Carpenter , Creepshow and Swamp Thing.
Of her screen work with Carpenter, Barbeau has stated: He knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. It's simple and it's easy [working with him]. The Animated Series and Gotham Girls. In , she guest starred in the Star Trek: In , Barbeau released her debut album as a folk singer, the self-titled Adrienne Barbeau.
She starred in the cartoon series Totally Spies! Her scene was cut from the theatrical version of the film but is included in the DVD version. Tilson in the highly anticipated game Halo 4 , released on the Xbox in November She voiced characters in the Mad Max video game of the same name.
This trailer was made to both celebrate the upcoming movie as well as to promote Hub's ten episode marathon of Batman: In , she assumed the role of Berthe in Pippin with the Broadway Touring Company of the renowned musical.
In the same year she also began to provide the Descriptive Video Service track for visually-impaired individuals for some episodes of the Fox series Empire.
Personal life[ edit ] Barbeau was married to director John Carpenter from January 1, , to The two met on the set of his television movie, Someone's Watching Me! The couple had a son, John Cody born May 7, shortly before they separated. During their marriage, the couple lived in Hollywood Hills but according to Barbeau remained "totally outside Hollywood's social circles". The two met in when Barbeau was cast in the west coast premiere of his play, Drop Dead! The Barbeau-bot not only has "D-Cups of Justice" but also chainsaw hands with laser targeting.
Barbeau was mentioned in Adult Swim cartoons by the same people as far back as Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode 32 "Jacksonville", in which George Lowe , voice of Space Ghost , is seen as a handyman who has finished caulking a window and is credited as "Adrienne Barbeau". An episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch season 6, episode 5 features a storyline in which Miles develops an obsession with Barbeau, going so far as to buy a cardboard cut-out of her.
Barbeau herself makes a cameo appearance at the end of the episode. Deep Space Nine episode. In the Mystery Science Theater episode featuring the movie The Thing That Couldn't Die , Mike Nelson is being sent people he is thinking of by a race of omnipotent beings in one of the "host segments".
The person appears and begins to beat up Mike in a manner similar to Finnegan in the classic Star Trek episode " Shore Leave ". Mike thinks of Adrienne Barbeau at the insistence of one of his robot companions. The novel was co-written by Michael Scott. The first sequel Love Bites was published in , and the second, Make Me Dead was published in Barbeau, Adrienne; Scott, Michael