Barbara Hershey

Born Feb 5, 1948

Barbara Hershey, once 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. She began acting at age 17 in 1965, but 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.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on February 5, 1948.


1965 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She began acting at age 17 in 1965 but did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. … Read More


1969 21 Years Old In 1969, Hershey co-starred in the Glenn Ford western Heaven with a Gun. … Read More
1970 22 Years Old In 1970, Hershey played Tish Grey in The Baby Maker, a film that explored surrogate motherhood. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old …  Later in 1972, Hershey gave birth to their son, Free, who changed his name to Tom when he was nine years old. The relationship fell apart around the time of Carradine's 1974 burglary arrest, after he had begun an affair with Season Hubley, who had guest starred in Kung Fu. … Read More
1973 25 Years Old …  She also appeared in two of Carradine's independent directorial projects, You and Me (1975) and Americana (1983), both of which had been filmed in 1973. … Read More
1974 26 Years Old She publicly acknowledged the desire to be recognized in her own right. Later, in 1974, she did just that, winning a Gold Medal at the Atlanta Film Festival for her role in the Dutch-produced film Love Comes Quietly. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old …  The pair began a domestic relationship that would last until 1975.


1980 32 Years Old Montgomery had killed Gore on Friday, June 13, 1980, in Gore's Wylie, Texas, home, by hitting her 41 times with an ax. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old In 1986, Hershey left her native California and moved with her son to Manhattan. … Read More


1990 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Hershey won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special for her role as Candy Morrison in A Killing in a Small Town, which was based on Candy Montgomery's acquittal for the death of Betty Gore.
1991 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Hershey played Hanna Trout, the wife of the title character in Paris Trout (1991), a made-for-cable television movie. … Read More
1992 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Hershey appeared with Jane Alexander in the ABC miniseries Stay the Night (1992), prompting Associated Press writer Jerry Buck to write, "Barbara Hershey is a person who jumps back and forth between features and television very easily."


Between 1999 and 2000, she played Dr. Francesca Alberghetti in 22 season 6 episodes of the medical TV drama Chicago Hope. … Read More
2001 53 Years Old In 2001, Hershey appeared in the psychological thriller Lantana (2001). … Read More


2010 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Hershey appeared as an American actress, Mrs. Hubbard, in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express for the British television series Poirot (starring David Suchet), which aired in the United States on Public Broadcast Service (PBS) in July 2010.
2012 64 Years Old From 2012 to 2013, she had a recurring role in the first two seasons of ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time as Cora, the Queen of Hearts and mother of the Evil Queen.
2014 66 Years Old In 2014, she reprised the role in one episode of the show's spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
2015 67 Years Old In 2015, she once more reprised the role when she returned to the show for an episode of its fourth season, and in 2016 she appeared again for two episodes of the show's fifth season, most notably its landmark 100th episode.
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