Stage and TV Actress Jennifer Rae Beck Dead at 44
August 19, 2015
Jennifer Rae Beck, the actress who appeared in stage musicals including â€œLes Miserablesâ€ and co-starred in a TV-movie version of â€œGypsy,â€ died Aug. 8 after a long battle with breast cancer, according to a spokesperson for her family. She was 44.
Rae Beck played Eponine in the national tour of â€œLes Miserables,â€ as well as in the Asian premiere of â€œLes Mizâ€ and in the Los Angeles staging. She also appeared in a national tour of â€œEvitaâ€ and in a revival of â€œFiddler on the Roofâ€ on Broadway.
On TV she played June in the 1993 television movie version of â€œGypsyâ€ that starred Bette Midler and appeared on shows including â€œLaw & Order,â€ â€œOne Life to Liveâ€ and â€œConviction.â€
In 2007 she opened a vintage store in New Jersey called Chalk Farm Home, which survived as an online business after she moved to L.A. She also operated an Etsy story under the same name.
Her personal life included a marriage to Jack Tantleff, now the head the theater department at talent agency Paradigm. She is survived by her husband, Ian Owen-Ward, and three children.