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Sara Rush
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Sara Rush
Series: Too Close for Comfort
Gender: Female
Notability: Main character
Occupation: Student
Location: San Francisco, California
Relatives: Henry Rush [1]
Muriel Rush [2]
Jackie Rush [3]
Andrew Rush [4]
Status: Alive
Born: 1962 [5]
First: "Pilot"
Final: "Freddie Loves It, We Love It, You're Cancelled"
Actor: Lydia Cornell

Sara Rush is a fictional college student featured on the sitcom series Too Close for Comfort, which aired on ABC from 1980-1986. Played by actress Lydia Cornell, she was introduced in the pilot episode of the show and made 106 appearances on the series in total.


Sara Rush is the younger sister of Jackie Rush and the daughter of Henry and Muriel Rush. She was born sometime in the year 1962. She lives with her sister Jackie in the lower level duplex of her parents' home in San Francisco, California, which had once been rented by a late transvestite named Myron Rafkin. Sara attends college at San Francisco State University. She is close friends with an effeminate man named Monroe Ficus, whose continued presence always seemed to irritate her father.


Notes & Trivia[]

  • Actress Lydia Cornell appeared in 106 of the 129 broadcast episodes of the series. She makes the least amount of appearances on the show out of any of the main cast.
  • Sara Rush briefly worked as a waitress to earn some extra money, but this came to an end after Henry balked at the notion of her wearing a skimpy outfit.
  • Lydia Cornell is also known for playing an antagonist named Sabrina Travis on the "Speed Demons" episode of the action series Knight Rider.

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  1. Father.
  2. Mother.
  3. Sister.
  4. Brother.
  5. It is established in the pilot episode that Sara Rush is 18-years-old at the beginning of the series.