Barbara Tarbuck, a stage and screen actress and Wayne State alumna dies at 74

Barbara Tarbuck, a stage and screen actress and Wayne State alumna has died. She was 74.

According to Tarbuck's daughter Jennifer Lane Connolly, Tarbuck died Monday at her Los Angeles home. Tarbuck suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder, a rare, degenerative brain disease.
 
Tarbuck, a Detroit native, earned degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan before studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Some of her work included: Jane Jacks on General Hospital; Mother Superior Claudia on American Horror Story; appearances in dozens of prime-time series including Dallas, Cagney & Lacey, The Golden Girls, and Mad Men.