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Barbara Hershey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948),  also known as Barbara Seagull,  is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. Although she began acting at age 17 in 1965, Hershey did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses." Hershey was awarded an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She has been nominated for two more Golden Globes: in 1989 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, and for her role in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was also nominated for an Academy Award and she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She also featured in both Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Garry Marshall's comedy, Beaches (1988). Establishing a reputation early in her career as a "hippie", Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered a decline during a six year relationship with actor David Carradine, with whom she had a child. She experimented with a change in stage name that she later regretted. During this time her personal life was highly publicized and ridiculed.  It was not until she separated from Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey that her acting career became well established.  Later in her career, she began to keep her personal life private.  Her career was again revived by the release of Black Swan, for which her portrayal of an overbearing mother and former ballerina has received critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Hershey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 5, 1948 In Hollywood, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Insidious La Ultima Llave 2018-01-03
Known For
Poster of Drowning on Dry Land
Poster of The Staircase
Poster of Abraham: Vol. II El Sacrificio de Isaac
Poster of Abraham : Vol I El Primer Patriarca
Movie Insidious La Ultima Llave Lorraine Lambert 2018-01-03
Series Damien Ann Rutledge 2016-03-07
Movie La resurrección de Louis Drax Violet Drax 2016-09-01
Movie Childless 2015-04-03
Movie Sister Connie 2014-04-25
Movie Insidious: Capítulo 2 Lorraine Lambert 2013-09-12
Movie Encarcelada, la historia de Sandra Chase Sandra Chase 2012-11-04
Series Érase una vez Cora Mills 2011-10-23
Movie Answers to Nothing Marilyn 2011-12-02
Movie Albert Schweitzer - Anatomie eines Heiligen Helene Schweitzer 2010-06-05
Movie Asesinato en el Orient Express Caroline Hubbard 2010-07-11
Movie Insidious Lorraine Lambert 2010-09-13
Movie Cisne negro Erica Sayers 2010-12-02
Movie Albert Schweitzer - Ein Leben für Afrika Helene Schweitzer 2009-12-24
Movie The Bird Can't Fly Melody 2008-01-03
Movie Uncross The Stars Hilda 2008-01-01
Movie Ana de las Tejas Verdes: un nuevo comienzo Older Anne Shirley 2008-12-04
Movie Love Comes Lately Rosalie 2007-09-09
Series The Mountain 2004-09-22
Movie Viaje a las tinieblas Jean Parker 2004-10-15
Movie Un extraño a mi lado Ann Rule 2003-03-20
Movie Hunger Point Marsha Hunter 2003-01-01
Movie 11:14 - Destino fatal Norma 2003-05-16
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Daniel Deronda 2002-11-23
Movie Lantana Dr. Valerie Somers 2001-10-04
Movie Outer Space (archive footage) (uncredited) 1999-01-01
Movie El desayuno de los campeones Celia Hoover 1999-02-13
Movie Passion Rose Grainger 1999-07-01
Movie Drowning on Dry Land Kate 1999-10-01
Movie The Staircase Mother Madalyn 1998-04-12
Movie Actores asesinos Eva Santana 1998-08-14
Movie La hija de un soldado nunca llora Marcella Willis 1998-09-18
Movie Mi desconocido amigo Ruth Abernathy 1996-05-03
Movie Retrato de una dama Madame Serena Merle 1996-10-18
Movie Los últimos guerreros Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan 1995-09-08
Movie Abraham : Vol I El Primer Patriarca Sara 1994-09-20
Movie Abraham Sara 1994-04-03
Movie Abraham: Vol. II El Sacrificio de Isaac Sara 1994-09-20
Movie Rebeldes del swing Frau Müller 1993-03-05
Movie Un día de furia Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino 1993-02-26
Movie Recién nacido y ya coronado Duchess Lucinda 1993-04-02
Movie Lonesome Dove. La gran aventura Clara Allen 1993-11-14
Movie Una mujer peligrosa Frances Beechum 1993-09-10
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Clara Allen 1993-11-14
Movie El ojo público Kay Levitz 1992-01-01
Movie Paris Trout Hanna Trout 1991-04-21
Movie Defenseless 1991-08-23
Movie Realidad y ficción Julia 1990-01-01
Movie A Killing in a Small Town Candy Morrison 1990-05-22
Movie La última tentación de Cristo Mary Magdalene 1988-08-12
Movie A World Apart Diana Roth 1988-06-17
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Herself 1988-11-13
Movie Eternamente amigas Hillary Whitney Essex 1988-12-21
Movie Passion Flower Julia Gaitland 1987-03-04
Movie Dos estafadores y una mujer Nora Tilley 1987-03-06
Movie Vidas distantes Ruth 1987-05-01
Movie Hannah y sus hermanas Lee 1986-02-07
Movie Hoosiers: mas que idolos Myra Fleener 1986-11-14
Movie My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Lili Damita 1985-01-21
Series Anne of Green Gables Older Anne Shirley 1985-12-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Unknown 1985-05-05
Movie El mejor Harriet Bird 1984-05-11
Movie The Nightingale The Maid 1983-05-10
Movie Elegidos para la gloria Glennis Yeager 1983-10-20
Series Cuentos de las estrellas Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie El Ente Carla Moran 1982-09-30
Movie Take This Job and Shove It Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead 1981-04-24
Movie Americana Jess's daughter 1981-05-16
Movie Angel on My Shoulder Julie 1980-05-11
Movie Profesión: El Especialista Nina Franklin 1980-06-27
Series From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes 1979-02-14
Movie A Man Called Intrepid 1979-05-06
Movie Sunshine Christmas Cody Blanks 1977-12-12
Movie Just a Little Inconvenience Nikki Klausing 1977-10-02
Movie Los últimos hombres duros Susan Burgade 1976-04-22
Movie Inundación Mary Cutler 1976-11-24
Movie Trial by Combat Marion Evans 1976-08-31
Movie Diamonds Sally 1975-10-22
Movie The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Zanni (as Barbara Seagull) 1974-10-17
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Susan 1972-02-25
Movie El tren de Bertha Boxcar Bertha 1972-06-14
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness Jane Kauffman 1971-02-23
Movie No se compra el silencio Nella Mundine 1970-03-18
Movie The Baby Maker Tish Gray 1970-10-01
Movie Last Summer Sandy 1969-06-10
Movie Un paraíso a golpe de revólver Leloopa 1969-05-20
Movie With Six You Get Eggroll Stacy Iverson 1968-08-07
Series El gran Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series The Monroes 1966-09-07
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18