|Cause of death Cancer|
Name Barbara Myerhoff
|Full Name Barbara Gay Siegel|
Born February 16, 1935 (1935-02-16) Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Anthropologist, filmmaker
Died January 7, 1985, Burbank, California, United States
Spouse Lee Myerhoff (m. 1954–1982)
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Nominations National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion
Books Peyote Hunt: The Sacred J, Number Our Days: Culture a, Stories as Equipment for Living, Number Our Days, Remembered lives
Similar People Sally Falk Moore, Tim Asch, James Horner
Barbara Myerhoff (February 16, 1935 – January 7, 1985) was an American anthropologist and filmmaker, and founder of the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California.
Born in Cleveland Ohio, Myerhoff's work with the Jewish community in Venice, California was documented in the 1976 ethnographic film Number Our Days, directed by Lynne Littman. Number Our Days was published in book form in 1979, and 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.