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Judith Barsi is a Actor American born on 6 june 1978 at Los Angeles (USA)

Judith Barsi

Judith Barsi
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Birth name Judith Eva Barsi
Nationality USA
Birth 6 june 1978 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 25 july 1988 (at 10 years) at Canoga Park, Los Angeles (USA)

Judith Eva Barsi (June 6, 1978 – July 25, 1988) was an American child actress of the mid to late 1980s. She began her career in television, making appearances in commercials and television shows, and later appeared in the films Jaws: The Revenge, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven, supplying the voice for animated characters in the latter two. In 1988, after years of physical and mental abuse, her father, József, shot and killed Judith and her mother, Maria, before fatally shooting himself in a double murder–suicide.

Biography

Née Judith Eva Barsi le mardi 6 juin 1978 à San Fernando Valley, en Californie, elle se fait repérer tout d'abord alors qu'elle joue sur un skate-park de Los Angeles à l'âge de 5 ans, alors qu'elle en paraît 3. Démarrant une carrière de jeune actrice dans beaucoup de publicités (tout au long de sa carrière, elle tournera 72 spots de pubs télés pour McDonalds, Mattel, Lays...), puis dans plusieurs téléfilms des années 1980, Judith se fit remarquer dans Les Dents de la mer 4 sorti en 1987. Elle a joué aussi dans un épisode de la série Cagney et Lacey.


Mort
Son père, Jozsef, plombier au chômage et alcoolique, devenait de plus en plus jaloux et abusif envers Judith. À plusieurs reprises, il devint agressif avec des couteaux de cuisine qu'il mettait directement au cou de sa fille. Ainsi, lorsqu'il apprit, en février 1987, que Judith et sa mère devaient partir aux Caraïbes sur le tournage du film Les Dents de la mer 4 - La revanche, il fit pression sur elles en les menaçant de représailles et de mort, les avertissant qu'il les retrouverait et leur trancherait la gorge si elles ne revenaient pas tout de suite après le tournage.

Sa mère, Maria, la laissait rarement seule avec Jozsef, très dangereux à la fois physiquement et mentalement. Quand elle était seule à la maison avec son père, Judith essayait de passer son temps à l'extérieur à faire du vélo avec ses amis ou à jouer avec ses poupées. Dans ses derniers mois, l'abus de Jozsef commençait à se faire ressentir : Judith s'arrachait les cils dans des accès de stress terribles. Elle prit également beaucoup de poids et commença même à maltraiter ses animaux de compagnie (arrachant, par exemple, les moustaches de ses chats). Un jour, Judith craqua et s'effondra en pleurs dans le bureau de son agent lors d'une répétition de chant en vue d'obtenir le rôle vocal d'Anne-Marie dans Charlie, mon héros, mais malgré plusieurs signalements à la police, Maria retirait systématiquement les plaintes qu'elle déposait contre Jozsef.

Le lundi 25 juillet 1988, afin d'éviter de se retrouver encore au milieu d'une nouvelle dispute entre ses parents, Judith passe la journée à faire le tour du lotissement à vélo avec ses amis, manquant même, dans l'après-midi, un rendez-vous avec son agent et des responsables de casting d'Hanna Barbera. Plus tard, en pleine nuit, Jozsef se faufila dans la chambre de Judith, dix ans, et lui tira dans la tête avec une arme de poing qu'il avait préalablement cachée déjà chargée dans les toilettes. Maria entendit le coup de feu et fut également tuée à bout portant.

Le lendemain 26 juillet, il passe la journée dans la maison et ment au téléphone à l'agent de Judith qui s'inquiète de ne plus avoir revu l'actrice et doubleuse depuis quelques jours.

Le 27 juillet, à environ 8h30 du matin, ce père de famille devenu assassin aspergea d'essence les cadavres de sa fille et de sa femme, et mit le feu à la maison. Il se rendit ensuite dans le garage et se tira une balle dans la tempe.

Judith et Maria ont été enterrées dans l'anonymat, le mardi 9 août 1988 au Forest Lawn Memorial Park d'Hollywood Hills. Hormis les 75 enfants présents lors de la cérémonie (des amis, camarades de classes, et voisins de Judith, ainsi que des enfants-acteurs avec qui elle avait tourné), les seules célébrités sur place étaient Tracey Gold et ses deux sœurs Missy et Brandy. Tracey a lu, comme éloge funèbre, le poème A Child Of Mine d'Edgar Albert Guest. Seize ans après sa mort, le lundi 23 août 2004, la pierre tombale de Judith fut rachetée par des fans et gravée du nom de la défunte, accompagné de l'expression « Yep yep yep ! » qu'elle utilisait lors du doublage du personnage de Becky dans le dessin animé Le petit dinosaure et la vallée des merveilles, sorti quelques mois après sa mort, et dont elle avait affirmé, après la séance de doublage, que c'était son rôle préféré, souhaitant dès lors rajouter une corde à son arc en devenant, plus tard, doubleuse de dessins animés. Sa mère Maria a également obtenu son nom sur une stèle le vendredi 28 janvier 2005.

Ironie du sort, Judith avait brièvement joué, dans Fatal Vision (télésuite adaptée d'un roman lui-même tiré d'une histoire vraie), sa première fiction, le rôle d'une fillette assassinée par son propre père.

Usually with

Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(2 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(2 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(2 films)
Janice Karman
Janice Karman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Judith Barsi (9 films)

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Actress

All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1h25
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Films about angels, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Charles Nelson Reilly
Roles Anne-Marie (voice)
Rating67% 3.39823.39823.39823.39823.3982
In 1939 New Orleans, a roguish German Shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin escapes from a dog pound with the help of his friend, a dachshund named Itchy Itchiford. They return to a casino riverboat on the bayou, which is formerly run by Charlie with his partner, a bulldog named Carface Caruthers. Not wanting to share the profits with Charlie, Carface persuades him to leave town with 50% of the casino's earnings. Charlie agrees, but is later intoxicated and murdered by Carface. He is sent to Heaven where a whippet angel named Annabelle (who was named in the sequel) tells him that a gold watch representing his life has stopped. He steals and winds it, sending Charlie back to Earth, but is told that if he dies again, he will go to Hell. After reuniting with Itchy, they discover that Carface is holding an orphan girl named Anne-Marie (presumably kidnapped from the orphanage by Carface), who has the ability to talk to animals and gain knowledge of a race's results beforehand, allowing Carface to rig the odds on the rat races and become rich. They rescue her, intending to use her abilities to get revenge on Carface, though Charlie tells her that they plan to give their winnings to the poor and help her find parents.
The Land Before Time, 1h9
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes
Roles Ducky
Rating73% 3.6957853.6957853.6957853.6957853.695785
Near the end of the Cretaceous, a series of catastrophic events are causing intense drought, and several herds of dinosaurs seek one of the last livable places, a paradise known as the "Great Valley." Among these, a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon). Years later, Littlefoot plays with Cera (Candace Hutson), a "Three-horn," who was trying to smash a beetle until her father (Burke Bynes) intervenes; whereupon Littlefoot's mother (Helen Shaver) names the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns," "Spiketails," "Swimmers," and "Flyers," and states that each has historically remained apart. That night, as Littlefoot follows a "hopper," he encounters Cera again, and they play together briefly until a "Sharptooth" appears. He attacks them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue. During the fight, she suffers severe back and neck injuries from the Sharptooth's teeth and claws. At that same time, an "earthshake" opens a deep ravine that swallows up the Sharptooth and divides Littlefoot and Cera from their herds. Littlefoot finds his dying mother, and receives her final words of advice in favor of his intuition.
The Chipmunk Adventure, 1h18
Directed by Janice Karman
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Dody Goodman, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Ken Sansom, Nancy Cartwright, Janice Karman, Candace Cameron Bure
Roles Annick Starlight
Rating71% 3.594173.594173.594173.594173.59417
When David Seville goes off to Europe on a business trip, the Chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore are left at home with their babysitter, Miss Miller - much to the dismay of Alvin. While the three are playing an arcade game of Around the World in Thirty Days with the Chipettes, Alvin and Brittany argue over which would win an actual race around the world. Diamond smugglers Claudia and Klaus Furschtein overhear the conversation and approach the children, telling them that they will provide them with the means for a real race around the world by hot air balloon, with the winner receiving $100,000.
Jaws: The Revenge, 1h29
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Caine, Karen Young, Judith Barsi
Roles Thea Brody
Rating29% 1.456431.456431.456431.456431.45643
On Amity Island, Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), the hero of two previous shark attacks, has died from a heart attack. His wife, Ellen (Lorraine Gary), attributes it to the fear of sharks. She now lives with Brody's younger and more obedient son Sean (Mitchell Anderson) and his fiancée Tiffany (Mary Smith). Sean works as a police deputy and is sent to clear a log from a buoy a few days before Christmas. A massive 25-foot great white shark attacks him, severing his arm, then pulling him underwater and killing him.
Slam Dance
Slam Dance (1987)
, 1h32
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Virginia Madsen, Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Beltran, Don Keith Opper, John Doe
Roles Bean
Rating53% 2.655412.655412.655412.655412.65541
A married cartoonist named C.C. Drood becomes involved in the cover up of a political sex scandal after his lover, Yolanda, a call girl, is found murdered.
Eye of the Tiger, 1h32
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Bert Remsen, Denise Galik, William Smith
Roles Jennifer Matthews
Rating57% 2.851732.851732.851732.851732.85173
After serving time in prison, Buck Matthews (Gary Busey), a Vietnam veteran, returns to his hometown to start his life over with his wife Christie (Denise Galik) and their five-year-old daughter Jennifer (Judith Barsi). However, he learns that the small town where he grew up is overrun by a large motorcycle gang which rides through the town in large numbers, harassing various citizens. On his first night back to his old job at a construction yard, Buck hears a woman screaming in the distance. He follows the screams to discover a large group of bikers attacking and attempting to rape a local nurse. Buck manages to chase the gang off using his truck, saving the nurse. The leader of the biker gang, Blade (William Smith), takes Buck's actions personally and begins to terrorize Buck and his family. The gang attacks the Matthews' home, beating Buck and killing his wife. This leaves Jennifer, his young daughter, in shock as she witnessed the entire event.
Do You Remember Love
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joanne Woodward, Richard Kiley, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jerry Hardin, Bill Henderson, Ron Rifkin
Rating77% 3.8500153.8500153.8500153.8500153.850015
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis wins the hearts of her academic colleagues with her quick wit and irresistible but definitely quirky personality. Though popular with her students, she might not have gotten tenure if she were not a truly distinguished poet. Barbara has won many prizes and now has been nominated for the Longfellow Award, given only once a decade.
Kids Don't Tell, 1h41
Directed by Sam O'Steen
Genres Documentary
Actors Michael Ontkean, JoBeth Williams, Ari Meyers, Leo Rossi, Joaquin Phoenix, Jordan Charney
Rating65% 3.2806653.2806653.2806653.2806653.280665
Driven by a duty to his young daughter (Ari Meyers), filmmaker John Ryan (Michael Ontkean) agrees to produce a documentary on the sexual abuse of children in the American status quo. However, his loving wife Claudia (JoBeth Williams) becomes increasingly despondent and troubled as the filmmaker immerses himself further into the project. Ryan obtains participation from a host of experts in the field, including a Los Angeles police detective (Leo Rossi), who provides powerful insight into how the legal system fails, and a habitual molester (Jordan Charney) who tells of his technique for choosing and assaulting his victims.