Barbara Colby

1. – Liz Torres, Phyllis, TV, 1975-76. In the opening three chapters of Mary Tyler Moore spin-off, Phyllis’ boss, Julie Erskine, was played by Colby. Then, and on the verge of stardom with the series and two films on release, the poor woman  was murdered… On July 24, 1975, soon after her 35th birthday, Barbara and an acting colleague, James Kiernan, were leaving drama class in Venice, California, when they were slain in a drive-by shooting.  The two killers were never found and the double homicide remains a cold case.

 Birth year: 1939Death year: 1975Other name: Casting Calls:  0