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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
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Series Paradise Lost 2020-04-13
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In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Known For
Poster of Paradise Lost
Poster of Damien
Poster of Anne of Green Gables
Poster of Sunshine Christmas
Series Paradise Lost Unknown
Movie Insidious: The Last Key Lorraine Lambert
Movie The 9th Life of Louis Drax Violet Drax
Series Damien Ann Rutledge
Movie Childless
Movie Sister Connie
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Cora Mills
Movie Insidious: Chapter 2 Lorraine Lambert
Movie Left to Die Sandra Chase
Movie Answers to Nothing Marilyn
Series Once Upon a Time Cora Mills
Movie Albert Schweitzer - Anatomie eines Heiligen Helene Schweitzer
Movie Insidious Lorraine Lambert
Movie Black Swan Erica Sayers
Movie Albert Schweitzer Helene Schweitzer
Movie Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Older Anne Shirley
Movie The Bird Can't Fly Melody
Movie Uncross The Stars Hilda
Movie Love Comes Lately Rosalie
Movie Riding the Bullet Jean Parker
Series The Mountain Gennie Carver
Movie Paradise Elizabeth Paradise
Movie 11:14 Norma
Movie Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule
Movie Hunger Point Marsha Hunter
Series V Graham Norton Unknown
Series Daniel Deronda
Movie The Nature of Lantana
Movie Lantana Valerie Somers
Movie Drowning on Dry Land Kate
Movie Passion Rose Grainger
Movie Breakfast of Champions Celia Hoover
Movie Outer Space (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Marcella Willis
Movie Frogs for Snakes Eva Santana
Movie The Staircase Mother Madalyn
Movie Portrait: Jane Campion and The Portrait of a Lady Herself
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Madame Serena Merle
Movie The Pallbearer Ruth Abernathy
Movie Last of the Dogmen Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
Series Chicago Hope Francesca Alberghetti
Movie Abraham Sara
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Clara Allen
Movie A Dangerous Woman Frances Beechum
Movie Splitting Heirs Duchess Lucinda
Movie Swing Kids Frau Müller
Movie Falling Down Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
Movie The Public Eye Kay Levitz
Movie Stay the Night Jimmie Sue Finger
Movie Defenseless
Movie Paris Trout Hanna Trout
Movie A Killing in a Small Town Candy Morrison
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Herself
Movie Tune in Tomorrow... Julia
Movie Beaches Hillary Whitney Essex
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Herself
Movie The Last Temptation of Christ Mary Magdalene
Movie A World Apart Diana Roth
Movie Shy People Ruth
Movie Tin Men Nora Tilley
Movie Passion Flower Julia Gaitland
Movie Hoosiers Myra Fleener
Movie Hannah and Her Sisters Lee
Movie My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Lili Damita
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown
Series Anne of Green Gables Older Anne Shirley
Movie The Natural Harriet Bird
Movie The Right Stuff Glennis Yeager
Movie The Nightingale The Maid
Movie The Entity Carla Moran
Series Faerie Tale Theatre The Maid
Movie Working Call Girl
Movie Americana Jess's daughter
Movie Take This Job and Shove It Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead
Movie The Stunt Man Nina Franklin
Movie Angel on My Shoulder Julie
Series From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes
Movie A Man Called Intrepid Madelaine
Movie In the Glitter Palace Ellen Lange
Movie Just a Little Inconvenience Nikki Klausing
Movie Flood! Mary Cutler
Movie Sunshine Christmas Cody Blanks
Movie The Last Hard Men Susan Burgade
Movie Trial by Combat Marion Evans
Movie Diamonds Sally
Movie You and Me Waitress (as Barbara Seagull)
Movie The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)
Movie Love Comes Quietly Angela
Series Kung Fu Unknown
Movie Boxcar Bertha Boxcar Bertha
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Susan
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness Jane Kauffman
Movie The Liberation of L.B. Jones Nella Mundine
Movie The Baby Maker Tish Gray
Movie Last Summer Sandy
Movie Heaven with a Gun Leloopa
Movie With Six You Get Eggroll Stacy Iverson
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest
Series The High Chaparral Unknown
Series The Invaders Beth Ferguson
Series The Monroes
Series Run for Your Life Unknown
Series Gidget Unknown
Series Daniel Boone Unknown
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown
Series The Academy Awards Unknown