Barr, Julia 1949–

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BARR, Julia 1949–


Original name, Julia Rose Buchheit; born February 8, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN; married Dr. Richard Hirschlag (an oral surgeon), February 14, 1982; children: Allison (an actress). Education: Attended Purdue University.


Contact—All My Children, c/o ABC–TV, Audience Information, 77 West 66th St., New York, NY 10023.


Actress. Spokesperson for The Company of Women, 1992–94, The Coalition for the Homeless, 1995–97, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, 1997, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, 1998 and 2000, and The Fund for Animals since 2001.


Actor's Equity.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding lead actress: daytime, 1990, 1992, and 2003; Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding supporting actress: daytime, 1991; Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding actress in a daytime drama series, 1980, 1981, 1991, 1993, 1994, and 2001; Daytime Emmy Awards, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1990 and 1998, all for All My Children.


Television Appearances; Series:

Irene "Reenie" Szabo, Ryan's Hope, 1976.

Brooke Allison English Cudhay Chandler Chandler Martin #2, All My Children, ABC, 1976–1981, 1982—.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"John Schuck & 5 Female Stars," $20,000 Pyramid, 1976.

Voice, "Racoons and Ripe Corn," Reading Rainbow, PBS, 1991.

Also appeared as Molly Adams, The Adams Chronicles, PBS.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

The All My Children 25th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1995.

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1997.

The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.

Herself, "All My Children," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Susan Lucci (documentary), Lifetime, 2003.

18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Norma Child, I, the Jury, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.

Stage Appearances:

West Side Story, Wagon Wheel Playhouse, Warsaw, IN, 1969.

Appeared in Our Town, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Lover, The Killing of Sister George, and Endgame, all at Purdue University; in Scapino and There's a Girl in My Soup, both Studio Arena Theatre; in Kerouac, off–Broadway production; appeared in productions with the Fort Wayne Community Theatre, Civic Theatre, and Enchanted Hills Playhouse, all in Fort Wayne, IN.

Major Tours:

The West Side Waltz, U.S. cities, 1982.

Also toured U.S. cities in There's a Girl in My Soup.



From Our House … To Yours (a collection of holiday songs), 2002.



TV Guide, July 22, 1995, p. 29.


Julia Barr Official Site,, November 3, 2004.