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Hershey, Barbara

Born: 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1948 – She was born on the 5th day of February this year in Hollywood, California to an Irish American mother and a Jewish American father who was a horseracing columnist, Hershey attended Hollywood High School.


1965 – Her debut was guest starring in three episodes of Gidget.


1966 – She followed up by being cast in the television series The Monroe’s in this year.


1967 – She also made a guest appearance on the hit series "Daniel Boone" the episode was titled, "The Kings Shilling".


1968 – Her feature film debut was in this year comedy film “With Six You Get Egg roll.”


1970 – Her film “The Baby Maker” explored the idea of surrogate motherhood many years before it became a mainstream reproductive option and reinforced her image as a free-spirited hippie.


1976 – She starred alongside Charlton Heston in The Last Hard Men. However, the hippie label soon became a career impediment and by the late 1970s, she was appearing in made-for-TV movies like Flood!


1981 – Her appearance in the horror film The Entity in this year, where she played a woman repeatedly raped by an unseen supernatural force – sufficiently impressed Michael Douglas to have him later fight to have her cast as his estranged wife in Falling Down.


1983 – She gained increased visibility with performance as Glennis Yeager, wife of test pilot Chuck Yeager, in Philip Kaufman’s film, The Right Stuff.


1988 – For her role in this year Bette Midler melodrama Beaches, she injected collagen into her lips an act that drew negative media coverage.


1990 – She 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.


1999 – She starred in Drowning on Dry Land with Naveen Andrews – with whom she entered into a romantic relationship.


2001 – She 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.


2004 – Her most recent screen credit was in this year Stephen King adaptation “Riding the Bullet.”