Hershey, Barbara

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Hershey, Barbara Gender: F
Barbara Lynn Herzstein
born on 5 February 1948 at 10:01 (= 10:01 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°52' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°16 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 25°23'

Barbara Hershey
photo: Flickr user GabboT, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American actress with a hippie image during the '60s, who changed her last name to "Seagull" for awhile. Working steadily from 1981, her major films included "The Right Stuff," "The Natural," "The Entity," "Tin Men" and "Hannah & Her Sisters." She played Mary Magdeline in "Last Temptation of Christ," 1988.

Hershey's father was New York Jewish, a bookie who wrote a racing column for a California paper and later ran a clothing store in Encino, California with his wife, a Presbyterian from Arkansas. Barbara did not have a good relationship with her mother while she was growing up. The family nicknamed her "Sarah Bernhardt" because Hershey would come home from the movies and act out parts she had just seen with great high drama. A high-school drama teacher put her in touch with a talent agent who got her a part in the TV series "Gidget" in the 60s.

From 1968-1975 she was a companion to actor David Carradine. In 1972 they had a son whom they named "Free;" the boy changed his name to Tom when he reached his teens. She was first married at 44 to Stephen Douglas, star of the movie "Beaches" at her Connecticut home on 8/08/1992. The couple separated 15 months later.

Hershey is reclusive about her life, stating, "I do not want anybody to know who or what I am. I am whomever I am playing, and these people are in me even after I've finished a film." Many directors admire her ability to take on any aspect of a fantasy and fully carry it out in a role.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Damita, Lili (born 10 July 1904). Notes: 1985 TV film "My Wicked, Wicked Ways"


  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1968 (Companion to David Carradine)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 October 1972 (Son born named "Free")
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1975 (Finish with David Carradine)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Film, "Last Temptation of Christ")
  • Relationship : Marriage 8 August 1992 (Stephen Douglas)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship November 1993 (Separated from Douglas)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Aaron Fischer


  • Traits : Personality : Private (Doesn't want anyone to know who or what she is)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Relationship with mom strained)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (David Carradine, seven years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Stephen Douglas, 15 months)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (At age 44)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Actor Stephen Douglas)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (To "Seagull" in '60s)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (TV Series, "Gidget")
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women