Barbara Myerhoff biography

Barbara Myerhoff

Anthropologist, Author

1935 – 1985

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Who was Barbara Myerhoff?

Barbara Myerhoff, anthropologist, filmmaker, and founder of the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California.

Myerhoff is best known for her work with the Jewish community in Venice, California. This was first documented in the 1976 ethnographic film Number Our Days, directed by Lynne Littman. She published the book Number Our Days in 1979. Number Our Days was performed as a play at the Mark Taper Forum in 1982.

Her next project, In Her Own Time was taken over by Lynne Littman and Vikram Jayanti when Myerhoff was diagnosed with cancer. She died in 1985.

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Born
Feb 16, 1935
Cleveland
Also known as
  • Barbara G. Myerhoff
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • University of Southern California
Died
Jan 7, 1985

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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