|Born||Barbara Gay Siegel
February 16, 1935
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||January 7, 1985
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Myerhoff (m. 1954; div. 1982)|
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.
- 1977: Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for Number Our Days
- Number Our Days (1976)
- In Her Own Time (1986)
- Myerhoff, Barbara G. (1976). Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801491375.
- Myerhoff, Barbara (1992). Kaminsky, Marc, ed. Remembered Lives: The Work of Ritual, Storytelling, and Growing Older. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0472081776.
- Ruby, Jay (1982). Crack in the Mirror: Reflexive Perspectives in Anthropology. Introduction by Barbara Myerhoff and Jay Ruby. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 978-0812278156.
- Andrews, Susan (23 October 2009). "Legends Asch and Myerhoff Inspire A New Generation of Visual Anthropologists". USC Dornsife. University of Southern California.
- "Barbara Myerhoff, Chronicler of Venice Jews, Dies". Los Angeles Times. 8 January 1985.
- Barbara Myerhoff biography at the Jewish Women's Archive
- Barbara Myerhoff at the Internet Movie Database