Barbra Fuller, Star of Radio Soap Opera “One Man's Family”, Dead at 102

"I was truly blessed to have had her for so long," her godson wrote in a statement announcing her death. "She will always be loved and truly missed"

<p>Courtesy Everett Collection</p> Barbra Fuller

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Barbra Fuller

Barbra Fuller, the star of radio soap opera One Man's Family, has died. She was 102.

In a statement shared to Facebook, her godson J.P. Sloane announced that Fuller had died on Wednesday, May 15.

"Today my godmother, Barbra Fuller, passed away," he began. "She was on the radio's first Soap Opera, 'One Man's Family' playing the role of Claudia for 14 years. She also starred in movies and television."

"'Aunt' Barbra had a full life and would have turned 103 on July 29 this year. I was truly blessed to have had her for so long," Sloane added, "She will always be loved and truly missed."

<p>Murray Garrett/Graphic House/Archive Photos/Getty Images</p> Barbra Fuller poses with a cat in a car

Murray Garrett/Graphic House/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Barbra Fuller poses with a cat in a car

Born in 1925 in Nahant, Massachusetts, Fuller began her Hollywood career when she landed a role in a NBC radio drama called One Man's Family, playing Claudia from 1945 to 1959. Amid her tenure on radio, Fuller nabbed a contract with Republic Pictures in 1949 where she starred in 13 movies, including an anti-communism noir titled, The Red Menace.

Some of her other pictures included Flame of Youth, Alias the Champ, The Savage HordeLonely Heart and more. Fuller appeared in an episode of Adventures of Superman, where she played a woman who worked for “Public Enemy No. 1,” a villain who sought to wage war against the city.

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From 1955 to 1956, she nabbed a role on CBS anthology series, Four Star Playhouse alongside Charles Boyer. She also appeared in episodes of Ford Television TheaterState TrooperThe MillionaireMy Three SonsU.S. MarshalPerry MasonLassie and Daniel Boone.

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In February 1951, she married Lash LaRue, a Western film star, but later separated in November of the same year and divorced in June 1952.

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