Famed Trinity Rep Actress Barbara Meek Dies at 81

Monday, October 05, 2015


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Barbara Anita Meek who was celebrated for her more than 100 stage productions at Trinity Rep and gained national fame on TV passed away on Sunday at the age of 81.

Meek who was born February 26, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, died Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, according to friends.Barbara 

Meek was a star on the television series Archie Bunker’s Place - a spinoff series from All in the Family,

Her career at Trinity Rep included leading roles in the August Wilson plays Fences and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, James Purdy's Eustace Chisholm and the Works, Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena, Peer Gynt, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe, The Visit, Fires in the Mirror, Adrian Hall and Robert Cumming's adaptation of A Christmas Carol (including the role of "Ebenezer Scrooge"), Terrence McNally's Master Class, Henry IV, Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer and, Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to name a few.

Meek also appeared in the Broadway production of Wilson in the Promised Land.


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