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Barbara Hershey is American actress. In career spanning more than 50 years, she has played 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 later half of 1980s. At that time, Chicago Tribune referred to her as one of finest actresses. Hershey won Emmy and Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in Miniseries / TV Film for her role in Killing in Small Town. She received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Last Temptation of Christ and for her role in Portrait of Lady. For latter film, she was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has won two Best Actress awards at Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy and World Apart. She was featured in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters, for which she was nominated for British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and Garry Marshall's melodrama Beaches, and she earned second British Academy Film Award nomination for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. Establishing reputation early in her career as hippie, Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered decline during six-year relationship with actor David Carradine, with she had child. She experimented with change in stage name that she later regret. During this time, her personal life was highly and ridicule. Her acting career was not well established until she separated Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey. Later in her career, she began to keep her life private.

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RISE TO STARDOM

Barbara Parkins is Canadian-American television and film actress. Biography Early life and to stardom Parkins was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. At age of sixteen, she and her mother move to Los Angeles, where she enrol at Hollywood High School and begins to study acting, tap, ballet, and fencing at Falcon School, where her mother plays piano. Her earliest employment was as backup singer and dancer in nightclub acts of major stars, including comedian George Burns. She made her film debut in 1961 low-budget Crime caper, 20 000 Eyes, and also guest star in number of television series, including Leave It To Beaver, Untouchables, Perry Mason, and Wide Country. Shortly before gaining nationwide fame, Parkins worked as usher in cinema to pay for drama lessons. Peyton Place and Valley of Dolls Parkins in promotional photo for Peyton Place Parkins were involved in two of most highly publicized projects of 1960sthe ABC primetime series Peyton Place, and film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel, Valley of Dolls. In Peyton Place, Parkins received Lead billing for role as Small Town bad girl Betty Anderson. As initially conceive, character was scheduled to die in car crash six weeks into season, but audience reaction to Parkins was overwhelmingly favorable, and it was decided to keep her in story line. In late 1965, interview actress said about her role: I'm lucky in role I have. Mine was big story when series started off. I haven't much to do lately, but when I do have scenes, they are important to plot. You might say I'm salt and in stew. She was only female star to remain with series through its entire run. In 1966 she was nominated for Emmy Award as Best Actress in Lead Role in Dramatic Series, but lost to Barbara Stanwyck for Big Valley. About losing award on her 24 birthday, Parkins told press: I was hurt, but if I had to lose I was glad it was to Barbara Stanwyck, who is grand Lady and fine actress. I would hat to lose to Anne Francis. I don't much about her work. Woman should be feminine and not go around hitting people with judo chops way she did in that Honey West show. Eventually shedding her other side of tracks image, Betty endures many of trials and tribulations of soap opera life. Character Achieved Such Popularity That, When Show Ended Its Run, Producer Paul Monash Developed Spin-off Series, Girl From Peyton Place, For Parkins. However, when Ryan o'neal, who plays her husband, declined to participate, project was shelve. Nevertheless, Parkins insists she often felt very on set, saying Sometimes I think I hold myself in too tightly.

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Personal life

In 1969, Hershey met Carradine while they were working on Heaven With Gun. Pair Began Domestic Relationship That Lasted Until 1975. Carradine says that during rape scene in that movie, he cracks one of Barbara's ribs. They appeared in other together, including Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha. In 1972, pose together on nude Playboy spread, recreating some sex scenes from Boxcar Bertha. On October 6 1972, Hershey gave birth to their son, Free, who changed name to Tom when he was nine years old. Relationship Fell Apart Around Time Of Carradine's 1974 Burglary Arrest, After He Had Begun Affair With Season Hubley, Who Had Guest-star In Kung Fu. During this period, Hershey changed stage name to Seagull. In 1979, newspaper article from Knight News Service referenced this period of her life, saying of her acting career that it look as if she blew it. Article Refers To Hershey As Kook And States That She Was Frequently High On Something. In addition to that criticism, she had been ostracized for breast-feeding her son during appearance on Dick Cavett Show, and for breast-feeding him beyond age of two years. She said that this period of her life hurt her career; producers wouldn't see me because I had reputation for using drugs and being undependable. I never use drugs at all and I have always been serious my acting career. After splitting up with Carradine, she changed her stage name back to Hershey, explaining that she had told story of why she adopted name Seagull so many times that it had lost its meaning. By time Hershey was 42, she was described by columnist Luaina Lee as private person who was mire in some heavy publicity when she first became professional actress. Yardena Arar, writing for Los Angeles Daily News, confirmed that Hershey had become private person by 1990. On August 8 1992, married artist Stephen Douglas. Ceremony Took Place At Her Home In Oxford, Connecticut, Where Only Guests Were Their Two Mothers And Hershey's Then 19-year-old Son, Tom Carradine. Couple Separate And Divorce One Year After Wedding. Hershey began actor Naveen Andrews in 1999. During brief separation in 2005, Andrew father had child another woman. In May 2010, after Andrews won sole custody of his son, announced that they had ended their 10-year relationship six months earlier. Hershey has residences in Los Angeles, New York, and Connecticut.

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