Judith O’Dea is best known for her role as Barbra in the 1968 George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead.
In addition to her signature role, O’Dea has appeared in the television movie The Pirate in the 1970s. She later took a break from acting to focus on raising her family.
More recently, O’Dea returned to acting in several horror films including the films Claustrophobia, October Moon and Women’s Studies. She also returned to the Barbra role for Night of the Living Dead: Genesis.