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Barbara Merrill

Barbara Merrill was born on May 1, 1947 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Barbara Davis Sherry. She is an actress, known for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Payment on Demand (1951) and This Is Your Life (1952). She has been married to Jeremy Hyman since January 4, 1964. See full bio »

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Payment on Demand
Payment on Demand Diana as a Child
This Is Your Life
Hour Magazine
Hour Magazine Herself


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 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Liza Bates (as B.D. Merrill)
 1951 Payment on Demand
Diana as a Child (uncredited)
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 1985 Hour Magazine (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 May 1985 (1985) ... Herself (as B.D. Hyman)
 1957 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Ruth Davis (1957) ... Herself
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 2006 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as B.D. Hyman)
 1994 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Daughter of Davis and William Grant Sherry
- Bette Davis: If Looks Could Kill (1994) ... Herself - Daughter of Davis and William Grant Sherry

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Other Works:

Book (with Jeremy Hyman): "Narrow Is the Way" See more »

Alternate Names:

B.D. Hyman | B.D. Merrill | Barbara D. Merrill

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[on her Mother, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford] Mother would have loved a confrontation with Joan. But Crawford was too smart for her games.


On her sixteenth birthday, she legally changed her name from Barbara Davis Merrill back to Barbara Davis Sherry. She wanted to cut off all ties from her adopted father, Gary Merrill. See more »



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