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Barbara Hammer

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
A loud and constantly innovative voice in independent film, Barbara Hammer was born in 1930 in California. From a young age, she was encouraged to be pretty and feminine, her mother constantly forcing the images of child actors like Shirley Temple on her daughter. Her grandmother, a Ukrainian immigrant, worked as a cook for the famous actress Lillian Gish, and at one point, little Barbara and her mother were introduced to D. W. Griffith. Barbara, however, did not want to be a child star, and when she became of age, found a new way to express herself. Read more...

Actor

Character: Woman Making Love

Dyketactics 1974

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Character: Herself / Bob Hammer

Tender Fictions 1996

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Writing