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Barbara Hershey ACTOR




BARBARA HERSHEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Barbara Hershey was born on February 5th, 1948 in Hollywood, California with the birth name Barbara Lynn Herzstein.  Her parents were Melrose Moore and Arnold Nathan Herzstein and she was the youngest born of three children total.  From a young age she dreamed of having a career as an actress.
 
During high school he drama teacher helped her find an acting agent in Hollywood and at age seventeen she was cast in the television series, "Gidget" (1965-1966).  After earning her high school diploma from Hollywood High she found work on another television series called, "Monroes" (1966) starring alonside of Michael Anderson Jr.  Soon she was also working in the film industry on such films as, "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968), "Heaven with a Gun" (1969), "The Baby Maker" (1970), "The Pursuit of Happiness" (19781) and "Boxer Bertha" (1972).
 
Although she was born with the last name Herzstein and took on the name Hershey during her acting career she has also been credited under the name Barbara Seagull.  Her career has lasted over fifty years in the industry and  many of her earlier roles were her being cast as the wild child. 
 
As she grew older she regained some respect in Hollywood with her role on the miniseries, "From Here to Eternity" (1979) and was also seen on the big screen in such films as, "The Stunt Man" (1980), "The Right Stuff" (1983), "The Natural" (1984) starring Robert Redford, "Hoosiers" (1986), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986), "Beaches" (1988), "Shy People" (1987) and "A World Apart" (1988).  For the last two film roles she also won two Best Actress Awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
 
Barbara regained popularity in the 90's with a role in the television miniseries, "A Killing in a Small Town" (1990) for which she was awarded an Emmy as well as a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress.  In 1992 she was cast in another mini series called, "Stay the Night" and again in 1993 in, "Return to Lonesome Dove".  For her role in the film, "Portrait of a Lady" (1996) she received an Academy Award nomination and won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.
 
Some of her latest roles have been in, "Drowning on Dry Land" (1999) and on television in, "Daniel Deronda" (2002), Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning" (2008), "Murder on the Orient Express" (2010) and "Answers to Nothing" (2011).
 
Hershey has married only once to Stephen Douglas in 1992 and this marriage only lasted one year.  She does have one son named, Tom who originally was born with the birth name, Free, buy at he age of nine he changed it.  This son was born from a long publicized relationship with David Carradine whom she met in 1969.  The couple appeared in numerous films together and also posed nude in a Playboy spread in 1972.  She was involved in other relationships but has never re-married again and has no other children.   


Filmography

2011 Answers to Nothing 
2010 Insidious 
2010 Black Swan 
2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot
2009 Albert Schweitzer 
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning 
2008 Childless 
2008 Uncross the Stars
2007 Love Comes Lately 
2007 The Bird Can't Fly
2004-2005 The Mountain
2004 Riding the Bullet
2004 Paradise 
2003 11:14
2003 Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me
2003 Hunger Point
2002 Daniel Deronda
2001 Lantana 
1999-2000 Chicago Hope 
1999 Passion 
1999 Breakfast of Champions 
1999 Drowning on Dry Land
1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 
1998 The Staircase
1998 Frogs for Snakes
1996 The Portrait of a Lady
1996 The Pallbearer 
1995 Last of the Dogmen 
1993 Abraham 
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove 
1993 A Dangerous Woman
1993 Splitting Heirs 
1993 Swing Kids
1993 Falling Down 
1992 The Public Eye
1992 Stay the Night
1991 Defenseless
1991 Paris Trout 
1990 Tune in Tomorrow... 
1990 A Killing in a Small Town
1988 Beaches 
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ 
1988 A World Apart
1987 Shy People
1987 Tin Men
1987 Passion Flower
1986 Hoosiers 
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn
1984 The Natural
1983 The Right Stuff 
1983 Americana
1983 Faerie Tale Theatre 
1982 The Entity 
1982 American Playhouse
1982 Twilight Theater
1981 Take This Job and Shove It 
1980 The Stunt Man 
1980 Angel on My Shoulder
1980 From Here to Eternity
1979 A Man Called Intrepid
1977 Sunshine Christmas
1977 Just a Little Inconvenience
1977 In the Glitter Palace
1976 Flood! 
1976 A Dirty Knight's Work
1976 The Last Hard Men 
1975 Diamonds 
1975 You and Me 
1974 Kung Fu 
1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
1973 Love Story
1973 Love Comes Quietly 
1972 Boxcar Bertha 
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues 
1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
1970 The Baby Maker
1970 Insight
1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones 
1969 Last Summer 
1969 Heaven with a Gun 
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll 
1968 The High Chaparral 
1968 The Invaders 
1968 Run for Your Life 
1967 Daniel Boone 
1966-1967 The Monroes 
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1965-1966 Gidget
1966 The Farmer's Daughter







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