Barbara Cason (Barbara Cason)

Barbara Cason

Barbara Cason,

Barbara Cason was Dennis Patrick’s beloved wife and an accomplished character actress in her own right.  She too was one of the most recognizable faces on television in the 70s and 80s making guest appearances on numerous programs, in addition to a successful career she had in film and theatre.  She was recognizable for her wide smile, lithe figure, and unique charm.  With her first husband, actor George Touliatos, Barbara co-founded and ran the Front St Theatre in her hometown of Memphis, TN. During this time, Barbara also appeared as “Kitty Kelly”, hostess of a local morning show on WREC-TV in Memphis, TN.  Among her most memorable roles include the chilling suspense/horror “The Honeymoon Killers”, the cult classic cigarette comedy “Cold Turkey”, and of course as a regular cast member on the ground-breaking sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”.  Barbara Cason and Dennis Patrick met when they appeared together in the stage play “Marat/Sade”.  Friends at first, their love blossomed over time.  On the subject of meeting Barbara, Dennis was quoted in TV Radio Show Magazine as saying:“She has such a marvelous figure, like a dancer!  I asked her to cue me and she was so helpful.”  The couple dated for 4 years and were married in 1970, just 1 week after the premiere of “House of Dark Shadows” in which they both appeared.  (It was the 2nd marriage for both.)  Barbara and Dennis were, by all accounts, a loving, devoted and ideally suited couple.  Sadly, Barbara was cut down before her time when a heart attack claimed her life unexpectedly at the age of 61.



  • November, 15, 1929
  • Memphis, Tennessee


  • June, 06, 1990
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • Heart attack



    • Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea

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