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Deborah Rush
Born April 10, 1954 (1954-04-10) (age 55)
Chatham, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Chip Cronkite (1985–present)

Deborah Rush (born April 10, 1954) is an American actress.

Rush has worked in television, film and on Broadway. In 1984, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. She also acted in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. In 2003, acted in comedy's film American Wedding, as Mary Flaherty, Michelle Flaherty's mom.

In December 2008, she joined the cast of the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit.[1]

Rush has acted in a number of movies and television series, including the Woody Allen films Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo. She was a regular cast member of the television series Strangers with Candy. She had a recurring role on Spin City as Helen Winston, eventual ex-wife of mayor Randall Winston.

She was the daughter-in-law of television journalist Walter Cronkite and is the mother of two sons, Walter Cronkite IV and Peter Cronkite.


  1. ^ Gans, Andrew (2008-12-10). "Rush Joins Starry Cast of Blithe Spirit Revival". Playbill. Retrieved 2009-01-24.  

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