Barbara Hershey

by follers on May 11, 2014

Birth Name: Barbara Lynn Herzstein

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 5, 1948

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (mother)

Barbara Hershey is an American actress. Her father was Jewish (from a family from Hungary and Russia). Her mother, who was Presbyterian, had English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry.

Barbara has a son with her former partner, actor and martial artist David Carradine.

Barbara’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Herzstein (the son of Bernard/Bernhard/Ber Herzstein and Annie/Anna Tanenbaum/Tannenbaum). Samuel was a Jewish emigrant from Shrepkow, Hungary. Annie was the daughter of Joseph Tanenbaum/Tannenbaum.

Barbara’s paternal grandmother was Dora E. Sable (the daughter of Joseph Sable and Rebecca/Rebeca Hirsh). Dora was a Russian Jew.

Barbara’s maternal grandfather was William Elbert Moore (the son of John Henry Moore and Mary Josephine Ann Jones). Barbara’s great-grandfather John was the son of Fuel Moore and Elvira Easley.

Barbara’s maternal grandmother was Pearl B. Farrar (the daughter of Henry C. Farrar and Rebecca).

Source: Genealogy of Barbara Hershey –

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andrew December 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

according to Wikipedia her mother was “a Presbyterian of Irish descent”

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