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Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey (born name Barbara Herzstein) was born on February 5, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA. She is a famous American actress, known for her many film roles. Barbara Hershey Height : 5'6"/168 cm.

Biography and Career :

Born and raised in Hollywood, Barbara Hershey took drama classes at Hollywood High. At 17, she landed a recurring role on TV's Gidget, starring Sally Field. By the next season, she was in her own quickly-cancelled series, The Monroes, playing one of five orphans in the old west.

Barbara Hershey's first starring role was as Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha in 1972.

Barbara Hershey gained increased visibility with performance as Glennis Yeager, wife of test pilot Chuck Yeager, in Philip Kaufman's 1983 film, The Right Stuff. In mid-decade, she fo llowed the commercial success of Hannah and Her Sisters with unprecedented back-to-back wins for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for "Shy People" and for A World Apart.

In 1990, Barbara Hershey won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special for her turn as real-life murderer Candy Morrison in A Killing in a Small Town. Throughout the nineties, Hershey made more small independent films and television projects.

As Madame Merle in Jane Campion's 1996 adaptation of the Henry James novel The Portrait of a Lady, Hershey earned an Oscar nomination and won the Best Supporting Actress award from the National Society of Film Critics. In 1999, Hershey starred in Drowning on Dry Land with Naveen Andrews - with whom she entered into a romantic relationship. During a brief separation in 2005, Andrews fathered a child by another woman. He and Hershey have reportedly reconciled.

In 2001, Barbara Hershey was part of a largely Australian ensemble cast for the critically successful Australian film Lantana, which also starred Kerry Armstrong, Anthony LaPaglia and Geoffrey Rush playing a troubled psychiatrist.

Trivia :

- Daughter of Arnold Herzstein.
- Mother of Tom Carradine.
- Member of the drill team and pom-pom squad in high school.
- She has one child, a son she named Free. He later changed his name to Tom. His father is David Carradine.
- The first (and as of 2006 the only) performer to win back to back acting awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

Quotes :

- "I am afraid of being lazy and complacent. I am afraid of taking myself too seriously."

Filmography :

1. Old Love (2006) (filming) (attached) .... Rosalie
2. "The Mountain" .... Gennie Carver
- Great Expectations (2005) TV Episode .... Gennie Carver
- Blood Money (2004) TV Episode .... Gennie Carver
- Sacred Things (2004) TV Episode .... Gennie Carver
- The One You're With (2004) TV Episode .... Gennie Carver
- Pop Psychology (2004) TV Episode .... Gennie Carver
(8 more)
3. Riding the Bullet (2004) .... Jean Parker
4. Paradise (2004) (TV) .... Elizabeth Paradise
5. 11:14 (2003) .... Norma
6. The Stranger Beside Me (2003) (TV) .... Ann Rule
... aka Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (USA)
7. Hunger Point (2003) (TV) .... Marsha Hunter
8. Daniel Deronda (2002) (TV) .... Contessa Maria Alcharisi
9. Lantana (2001) .... Dr. Valerie Somers
10. "Chicago Hope" (1994) TV Series .... Dr. Francesca Alberghetti (1999-2000)
11. Passion (1999) .... Rose Grainger
... aka Passion: The Story of Percy Grainger
12. Breakfast of Champions (1999) .... Celia Hoover
13. Drowning on Dry Land (1999) .... Kate
14. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998) .... Marcella Willis
... aka Fille d'un soldat ne pleure jamais, La (France)
15. The Staircase (1998) (TV) .... Mother Madalyn
16. Frogs for Snakes (1998) .... Eva
17. The Portrait of a Lady (1996) .... Madame Serena Merle
18. The Pallbearer (1996) .... Ruth Abernathy
19. Last of the Dogmen (1995) .... Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
20. Abraham (1994) (TV) .... Sarah
... aka Bibel - Abraham, Die (Germany)
... aka Bible: Abraham, La (France)
... aka The Bible: Abraham
21. "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) (mini) TV Series .... Clara Allen
22. A Dangerous Woman (1993) .... Frances Beechum
23. Splitting Heirs (1993) .... Duchess Lucinda
24. Swing Kids (1993) .... Frau Miller
25. Falling Down (1993) .... Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
... aka Chute libre (France)
26. The Public Eye (1992) .... Kay Levitz
27. Stay the Night (1992) (TV) .... Jimmie Sue Finger
28. Defenseless (1991) .... Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller
29. Paris Trout (1991) (TV) .... Hanna Trout
30. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990) .... Aunt Julia
... aka Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
31. A Killing in a Small Town (1990) (TV) .... Candy Morrison
... aka Evidence of Love
32. Beaches (1988) .... Hillary Whitney Essex
... aka Forever Friends
33. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) .... Mary Magdalene
34. A World Apart (1988) .... Diana Roth
35. Shy People (1987) .... Ruth
36. Tin Men (1987) .... Nora Tilley
37. Hoosiers (1986) .... Myra Fleener
... aka Best Shot
38. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) .... Lee
39. Passion Flower (1986) (TV) .... Julia Gaitland
40. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
- Wake Me When I'm Dead (1985) TV Episode .... Jessie Dean
41. My Wicked, Wicked Ways... The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985) (TV) .... Lili Damita
42. The Natural (1984) .... Harriet Bird
43. Americana (1983) .... Jess's daughter
44. The Right Stuff (1983) .... Glennis Yeager
45. "Faerie Tale Theatre"
... aka Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (USA)
- The Nightingale (1983) TV Episode .... The Maid
46. Weekend (1982) (TV)
47. Working (1982) (TV) .... Call Girl
... aka American Playhouse: Working (USA: series title)
48. "Twilight Theater" (1982) TV Series .... Various Characters
... aka Steve Martin's Twilight Theater (USA: complete title)
49. Take This Job and Shove It (1981) .... J.M. Halstead
50. The Entity (1981) .... Carla Moran
51. The Stunt Man (1980) .... Nina Franklin
52. Angel on My Shoulder (1980) (TV) .... Julie
53. "From Here to Eternity" (1980) TV Series .... Karen Holmes
54. "A Man Called Intrepid" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Madelaine
55. Sunshine Christmas (1977) (TV) .... Cody Blanks
56. Just a Little Inconvenience (1977) (TV) .... Nikki Klausing
57. In the Glitter Palace (1977) (TV) .... Ellen Lange
... aka A Woman Accused
58. Flood! (1976) (TV) .... Mary Cutler
59. Trial by Combat (1976) .... Marion Evans
... aka A Choice of Arms
... aka Choice of Weapons
... aka Dirty Knight's Work (USA)
60. The Last Hard Men (1976) .... Susan Burgade
61. Diamonds (1975) (as Barbara Seagull) .... Sally
... aka Diamond Shaft
... aka Yahlumim (Israel: Hebrew title)
62. You and Me (1975) (as Barbara Seagull) .... Waitress
... aka Around (USA)
63. "Kung Fu"
- Besieged: Cannon at the Gates (1974) TV Episode (as Barbara Seagull) .... 64. Nan Chi
- Besieged: Death on Cold Mountain (1974) TV Episode (as Barbara Seagull) .... Nan Chi
65. The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974) (as Barbara Seagull) .... Zanni
... aka Vrooder's Hooch (USA)
66. "Love Story"
- The Roller Coaster Stops Here (1973) TV Episode (as Barbara Seagull) .... Farrell Edwards
67. Love Comes Quietly (1973) .... Angela
... aka Angela
68. Boxcar Bertha (1972) .... 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson
69. Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972) .... Susan
70. The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) .... Jane Kauffman
71. The Baby Maker (1970) .... Tish Gray
72. "Insight"
- The Whole Damn Human Race and One More (1970) TV Episode .... Judy
73. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) .... Nella Mundine
74. Last Summer (1969) .... Sandy
75. Heaven with a Gun (1969) .... Leloopa (Indian girl)
76. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) .... Stacy Iverson
... aka A Man in Mommy's Bed
77. "The High Chaparral"
- The Peacemaker (1968) TV Episode .... Moonfire
78. "Run for Your Life"
- Sara-Jane, You Never Whispered Again (1968) TV Episode .... Sara Jane
79. "Daniel Boone"
- The King's Shilling (1967) TV Episode .... Dinah Hubbard
80. "The Invaders"
- The Miracle (1967) TV Episode .... Beth Ferguson
81. "The Monroes" (1966) TV Series .... Kathy Monroe (1966-1967)
82. "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre"
... aka The Chrysler Theater
... aka Universal Star Time (syndication title)
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) TV Episode .... Casey Holloway
83. "Gidget"
- Ask Helpful Hannah (1966) TV Episode .... Ellen
- Love and the Single Gidget (1966) TV Episode .... Ellen
- Chivalry Isn't Dead (1965) TV Episode .... Ellen
84. "The Farmer's Daughter"
- The Fall and Rise of Steven Morley (1966) TV Episode

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Take This Job and Shove It
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Date Added: 19 July '06

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