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Also Known As: Died: July 27, 1988
Born: June 6, 1978 Cause of Death: shot to death by father
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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For much of the 1980s, waif-like Judith Barsi was one of the most recognizable child stars in show business. Her tiny stature that was an ongoing issue, and at one point she was put on growth hormones. But ironically, it was that very quality that launched her career; she was discovered at a skating rink in California, mistaken for a three-year-old when she was already over five. Over the following years, little Judith kept a schedule that would have been challenging for an adult. She appeared in over 70 commercials and had numerous guest-starring roles in some of the best-known TV series of the era, including sitcoms "Punky Brewster" and "Growing Pains." In time, Barsi was making six figures and supporting her family. She had parts in live-action movies like 1987's "Jaws: The Revenge," but the work that gave her the greatest pleasure was voicing characters in the animated features "The Land Before Time" and "All Dogs go to Heaven." She was already dreaming of a lifelong career as a voiceover artist when, after years of hideous abuse at the hand of her father, she was murdered by him around her 10th birthday. Her mother was also gunned down, and the two were buried together. "All Dogs Go To Heaven"...

For much of the 1980s, waif-like Judith Barsi was one of the most recognizable child stars in show business. Her tiny stature that was an ongoing issue, and at one point she was put on growth hormones. But ironically, it was that very quality that launched her career; she was discovered at a skating rink in California, mistaken for a three-year-old when she was already over five. Over the following years, little Judith kept a schedule that would have been challenging for an adult. She appeared in over 70 commercials and had numerous guest-starring roles in some of the best-known TV series of the era, including sitcoms "Punky Brewster" and "Growing Pains." In time, Barsi was making six figures and supporting her family. She had parts in live-action movies like 1987's "Jaws: The Revenge," but the work that gave her the greatest pleasure was voicing characters in the animated features "The Land Before Time" and "All Dogs go to Heaven." She was already dreaming of a lifelong career as a voiceover artist when, after years of hideous abuse at the hand of her father, she was murdered by him around her 10th birthday. Her mother was also gunned down, and the two were buried together. "All Dogs Go To Heaven" was released a year-and-a-half later. The song that played over the closing credits was dedicated to little Judith.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) Voice Of Anne-Marie
2.
 Land Before Time, The (1988) Voice Of Ducky
3.
 Slam Dance (1987) Bean
4.
5.
 Jaws The Revenge (1987) Thea
6.
 Eye of the Tiger (1986) Jennifer
7.
 Do You Remember Love (1985) Kathleen
8.
 Kids Don't Tell (1985) Jennifer Ryan
9.
 Family Again, A (1988) Billy Foster
10.
 There Were Times, Dear (1987) Molly Reed--Age 5
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father:
Joseph Barsi. Murdered Judith and her mother Maria, then turned gun on self.
mother:
Maria Barsi.

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