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Barbara Hershey


“It's also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.”



While a prolific screen presence from the late-‘60s onward, Barbara Hershey did not truly attain star status until two decades later, finally blossoming to become one of the most acclaimed American actresses of her generation. Born Barbara Herzstein on February 5, 1948, in Hollywood, CA, she studied drama during high school and in 1965 made her professional debut in the teen television romp Gidget. From 1966 to 1967, she was a regular on the series The Monroes and subsequently guest starred in a number of other programs. Hershey made her film bow in 1968’s With Six You Get Eggroll, followed by the Western Heaven With a Gun and Last Summer. After a number of other lesser projects, she starred as the title heroine in 1972’s Boxcar Bertha, the first major theatrical release from a then-unknown Martin Scorsese. David Carradine, Hershey’s onscreen partner in crime, became her offscreen companion as well. Carradine directed them both in Americana (filmed in 1973 but not shown until eight… read more


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Mayukh Sen


i just. fucking. love her.

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Lécio Rabello


For me she's great in Woody Allen's "Hannah And Her Sisters"

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