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Overview (3)

Born in Santa Ana, California, USA
Birth NameBarbara Davis Sherry
Nickname B.D.

Mini Bio (1)

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), This Is Your Life (1952) and Hour Magazine (1980). She has been married to Jeremy Hyman since January 4, 1964.

Spouse (2)

Jeremy Hyman (4 January 1964 - present) ( Episcopalian Ceremony)
Jeremy Hyman (31 December 1963 - present) ( Civil Ceremony)

Trivia (9)

Daughter of Bette Davis and William Grant Sherry (1914 - 1995), a painter and artist. Adopted by Gary Merrill, fourth husband of Bette Davis, in 1950.
Mother of J. Ashley Hyman.
Wrote a book about her mother, Bette Davis, called "My Mother's Keeper". It is often compared to the 'tell-all' book written by Christina Crawford titled "Mommie Dearest" which was about the abuse she experienced as a child at the hands of her mother Joan Crawford. Merrill's book, however, was about her relationship with her mother after childhood. The book created a rift with her adopted brother Michael Merrill who had earlier begged her not to write the book, and Bette Davis who had lived long enough to write "This N That" in response to her daughter's attack. They never reconciled, and Davis cut her out of the will.
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.
Has two adopted siblings: Michael Merrill and Margot Merrill.
Stepdaughter of Marion Sherry.
Granddaughter of Ruthie Davis.
Currently pastors the King's Corner Fellowship church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Also has her own ministry show "B.D. Hyman" on World Harvest Television network. [2005]
She has a youtube channel titled "The B.D. Hyman Ministry" on which she discusses Christian topics.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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