"You're not like a scientist, you're more like a game show host."

Sigourney Weaver
Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

Dana Barrett never appeared in The Real Ghostbusters; her RGB-style appearance is based on the design that appeared in the Now Comics Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters 2 mini-series.

Dana Barrett was born on Oct. 8, 1955.

C/N: In the Ghostbusters script, it suggests that Dana is a Scorpio with her moon in Leo and Aquarius rising. The October 8 birthday is based on the birthdate of Sigourney Weaver and the age given in Ghostbusters International; however, if we keep the year 1955 and reinstate the astrological associations, she would've been born between November 5th and 7th

Ancestors immigrated to the English colonies of North America in 1620, presumably on the Mayflower. (Deleted Scene from Ghostbusters II)

Both parents are alive, and live in Queens (Ghostbusters)

C/N From a deleted scene in the script for Ghostbusters II; it doesn't actually mention the famous Mayflower, but it's a logical conclusion posited by Dr. Riddle of The Ghostbusters Message Board. Rosey Collins (EGBFan) has given the Barretts the names Gerald and Valerie in her fan fictions.

Her father was a railroad worker for the Boston and Maine, and is now on a pension. Her mother ran various undefined "cottage industries". Has two brothers; Doug (possibly older) was, as of 1983, a reporter for the Boston Globe; Davey (presumed younger) was a short stop for the San Diego Padres. As of 1983, both were married, but no children were mentioned (The Ghostbusters novelization; thanks to Miss Janine for those tidbits)

Plays the Cello; belonged to an orchestra, she later left the orchestra some time after the Gozer incident, but voiced an interest in rejoining. (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II)

Was once possessed by a minion of Gozer known as Zuul, the Gatekeeper. "There is no Dana only Zuul." Levitated four feet off of her bed, according to Venkman's estimation. Had more then friendly relations with Louis Tully, who was possessed by Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster. Turned into a Terror Dog shortly before the final showdown between the Ghostbusters and Gozer. (Ghostbusters)

Was, and still is the object of Peter Venkman's affection. (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II)

Moved to an apartment near 1st Avenue (possibly at the intersection of East 77th Street?) after her apartment at 550 Central Park West was destroyed during the Gozer incident. (Ghostbusters II; Ghostbusters II Novelization)

C/N Plus I doubt she'd want to live there after what she experienced.

Was married to Andre Wallance (A.K.A. "The Stiff" from Ghostbusters.). In 1988, she gave birth to Oscar Wallance. Andre divorced Dana as soon as he got an offer from a European orchestra that was too good to pass up. (Ghostbusters II)

C/N: The name of her ex-husband comes from the novelization of Ghostbusters Thanks to Miss Janine for this information!

Before Venkman and Andre, had been previously involved with a sci-fi writer and a filmmaker (possibly as recently as a year before meeting Venkman)

C/N: This information also comes from the novelization of Ghostbusters Thanks to Miss Janine once again!

Gave up her musical career and worked as a part time painting restorer at the Manhattan Museum of Art, under the supervision of Dr. Janosz Poha. (Ghostbusters II)

As of December of 1988, Oscar was 24 in. tall, 18 lbs. Pupilary and Auditory responses are normal. And appeared to be ticklish. He was a very healthy baby. Oscar was chosen as the "...vessel, for the spirit of Vigo", to allow the evil Carpathian the ability to truly return from the dead. (Ghostbusters II)

She thinks Peter's apartment is strange; she cleaned it without his permission and slightly ticked him off.

According to Dana, Venkman is the most charming, kindest, and most unusual man she has ever broken up with. She didn't dump him. She was protecting herself. He wasn't very good for her. But she said he was much better than he realized, and that he didnít give himself enough credit.

Oscar's first babysitter was a young Hispanic woman named Maria (Ghostbusters II Novelization)

Egon speculates she has a "psychic vulnerability to hostile entities" (Ghostbusters II Novelization)

Peter and Dana run into a rough patch six months after Gozer; he keeps getting called away to work. She basically dumps him. Louis tries to bribe Venkman to leave her alone, but he declines and makes up with her. (Legion #1-4)

C/N: Within the GBOT/GB2 context, it could be that they did not make up, and this was the breakup that led her to eventually marry Andre Wallance

Scheduled to attend a Mozart festival in Muncie, Indiana (Legion #1)

iBooks "The Return"
Peter nicknamed her son Oscar "Butch". She doesn't really care for it.

Suspected Venkman was "up to something" when he ran for Mayor (he was)

C/N: The plot of "The Return" is considered mostly apocryphal by GBOT fan fictions

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