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American Horror Story & General Hospital Actress Barbara Tarbuck Dies Of Rare Brain Disease At 74

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Yet another star lost in the final days of 2016.

It's been reported that prolific actress Barbara Tarbuck, who played Lady Jane Jacks on General Hospital for over a decade, has died at 74 years old.

Tarbuck died Monday at her home in Los Angeles of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease — a rare, incurable neurodegenerative disease — her daughter Jennifer Lany Connolly confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Tarbuck portrayed Jax Jacks' (Ingo Rademacher) mother on the ABC soap opera from 1996 until 2010, and appeared on the second season of American Horror Story playing Jessica Lange's compassionate Mother Superior Claudia in five episodes of Asylum.

The actress actually played another nun in the 1980s, playing Sister Allegra on the NBC daytime serial Santa Barbara — and has appeared on countless television shows like The Waltons, Dallas, Police Squad!, M*A*S*H, Cagney & Lacey, The Golden Girls, Judging Amy, Star Trek: Enterprise, NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Glee, and Mad Men.

Tarbuck's film roles include Big Trouble, Curly Sue, The Tie That Binds, and Walking Tall. She was also an accomplished stage actress, appearing in the original 1983 production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs.

So sad to see another star go. Our hearts go out to Barbara's loved ones at this difficult time.

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Perez Reviews: Little Me!

Thanks to the "Encores" series in NYC, lesser-known shows get to be dusted off, polished and presented with vigor for audiences that may be unfamiliar with them!

We all know the Cy Coleman classic Sweet Charity, we we weren't familiar with his show Little Me.

Encores at City Center is currently presenting a new production of the show throughout the rest of this weekend and it is sooooo worth seeing for many reasons.

The Coleman songs are ace! And the book, written by the equally iconic Neil Simon, is laugh out loud funny! Sometimes too funny. The only real problem with the show we had is how exaggerated and out of touch with reality it is.

The story is a good-old-fashioned love tale, but it's all done so farcically that it's hard to actually root for any of the characters.

But these actors are given lots to work with and they have a ball with it!

Christian Borle does his best Jerry Lewis impersonation and is just as funny as the iconic comedian. He plays FOUR different characters in the show! Each one funnier than the next!

A real stellar cast of Broadway veterans also round out the cast, including Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye and Tony Yazbeck, but…

It is Rachel York who steals the show!!!

We had previously seen her in the touring production of the Anything Goes revival, and we kept comparing her to Sutton Foster the whole time - whom we'd seen play the Reno part on Broadway.

But in Little Me she shines on her own! She shines so bright!

Rachel York is such a talent!

Mega super huge star!

She is magnetic in this show!

Must must see!!!!

P.S. Kudos to Joshua Bergasse for the superb choreography!

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Danny DeVito Heads To London In The Name Of Theatre!

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Now that he's gotten his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Danny DeVito is ready to say goodbye to La La Land, and hello to London!

We've just learned that Danny DeVito will be starring in a West End production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, which starts up preview performances on April 27 at the Savoy Theatre! The official opening of the show's 12-week run is May 17.

Best part? Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) will co-star with Danny!!!!

For those who haven never seen the play, here's how it's being described by Playbill:

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