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Lursa Duras Biography
Duras’s older sister, Lursa Duras, was brought to life thanks to a Canadian actress named Barbara March. Before being cast as Lursa, March had made a few guest appearances on American and Canadian television shows. She had also done a couple of TV movies and some movies.
However, her role in the Star Trek universe became the most recognizable. March played Lursa in three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9). She also reprized the role in the movie Star Trek: Generations. Although Lursa died in Generations, March’s career in the Star Trek universe did not end there. She often appeared at Star Trek conventions in and out of costume. March remained active in the Star Trek community until shortly before her death in August 2019.
How did she die?
March’s husband, Alan Scarfe, announced his passing in an emotional Facebook post. He confirmed that March had died on August 11, 2019 after a battle with cancer. His post did not specify what type of cancer his wife had been battling. The information was also missing from the reports of her death. She was 65 when she passed away.
The Facebook post also included a recap of March’s many accomplishments both on and off screen. Scarfe detailed the stage productions in which he had participated, which included her portrayal of Lady Macbeth. March once told Little Review that her performance as the Killer Lady inspired Lursa’s portrayal of her. Scarfe also mentioned that March was a talented author and poet. She wrote the novel The Copper People.
March was survived by Scarfe, her daughter Tosia, a composer and music instructor, and her stepson Jonathan, an actor.
Star Trek fans took to social media to share their condolences with March’s family. They also shared stories about meeting her at conventions and how wonderful she was of hers to her fans.
Film was a Family Business
March was not the only actor in his family. In fact, she wasn’t even the only Star Trek actress in her family. Her husband appeared in two episodes of TNG and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. While March played the same character each time she appeared in the Trek universe, Scarfe played three different characters. She twice played the Romulans and once played a member of the Mokra Order. Although they were both members of the Star Trek family, the couple never appeared in an episode together. From time to time, they would appear together at Star Trek conventions.
Scarfe is best known for his roles in Lethal Weapon 3 and Andromeda, another Gene Roddenberry production.
March’s stepson Jonathan was also an actor. Although he did not join the family tradition of appearing on Star Trek, he has more than 90 credits as an actor. He is best known for his roles in The Equalizer 2 and Van Helsing.
March and Scarfe’s daughter Tosia is not an actress, but she followed her parents and her older brother into film work. She is credited as a songwriter on four short films.
March was a talented actress who brought a fan-favorite Klingon to life, inspiring many strong women throughout the Trek fandom. The loss of her was great for the Star Trek family around the world.