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Born: April 16, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"I remember saying to Jon: 'This character is a bombshell. How do I deal with this? A bombshell, that's not me.' And he said to me that I'd never before been cast so close to who I was! I said: 'That's ridiculous! This is Marilyn Monroe, not me.' and he said, 'You couldn't be more wrong.' It still surprises me."---Barkin on her first steamy role oppsite Jon Voight in "Desert Bloom", from The New York Times, October 10, 1989.

"Nothing comes before them. In the beginning it's very overwhelming, like you're in some whirlpool just trying to keep afloat with doing the right thing. Since I've been calmer with it, I have to say I get into my bed every night, look at my fire, read my book, and then I put my book down and think, I'm so happy. And that's only about having children. This is something I've never experienced before, nothing else fills me up so completely. Not my job, not a man, not anything."---Barkin on her children being the center of her life, to Us, August 1996.

"I am the mother of a 12-year-old girl and I can tell you unequivocally that if my daughter was pregnant, I would take her kicking and screaming to have an abortion."---Barkin said at a press conference to publicize her movie "Palindromes" on September 7, 2004.

"Hey, I still have a good body, but I'm fifty years old and everybody got to look at it when I was younger and now it's not time for them to look at it."---Barkin quoted to Premiere, April 2005.

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