Barbara Crane-Cowan

Barbara Crane-Cowan biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Barbara Crane


actress, producer


United States



Barbara Crane-Cowan family members

Father's Name

Harry Crane

Siblings names

sister Stephanie Crane

Is Barbara Crane-Cowan a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Barbara Crane-Cowan marital status?


How many children does she have?

3 (Sara Gilbert, Melissa Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert )

Barbara Crane-Cowan relatives


Sara’s mother is an actress, dancer and producer Barbara Crane. She is known under the name “Barbara Cowan”, either.

She was born in the family of Harry Crane and his wife. She had a sister Stephanie. Her father was a standup comedian and screenwriter. He co-wrote all the episodes of “The Honeymooners”, comedy series, which aired in late 1980s at Showtime Channel.

Barbara followed her father’s footsteps and began career in entertainment industry. At first she glorified her name after participation in a drama “Sorority Girl”. Later she appeared in “Unwed Mother”, and finally, starred alongside Patty Duke in the movie “The Miracle Worker”. She joined acting career with running a production company “Half-Pint Productions”.

Barbara was married four times. Her first husband was a popular actor Paul Gilbert. His surname Sara Abeles took, when she started career of an actress. Paul and Barbara had no biological kids, but they adopted Melissa and Jonathan, who later became famous entertainers.

Her second husband was Harold Abeles, with whom she welcomed a daughter Sara, which became her only one biological child. Harold and she divorced after 10 years of marriage.

After that she said “I do!” to Manny Udko, but their marriage was short. Finally, the woman tied a knot with Warren Cowan, a PR company owner. They were married during 13 years, till his death in 2008.

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