Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"The Twilight Zone" Actress Patricia Barry 1921-2016 Memorial Video

Patricia Barry
(née White; November 16, 1921 – October 11, 2016) was an American actress. The daughter of a physician, Patricia Allen White was born in Davenport, Iowa. She was signed for a Columbia Pictures contract almost immediately upon her graduation at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Barry's theatrical debut came in summer theater at Peterborough, New Hampshire. Her Broadway credits include The Pink Elephant (1953) and Goodbye Again (1956). She also starred in productions in Los Angeles, California, and Flagstaff, Arizona. Barry began her film career in 1947 and later appeared in over 130 television series and movies. On television, Barry appeared in such primetime series as The Walter Winchell File (Desilu), Rawhide, Gunsmoke, The Donna Reed Show, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Bachelor Father, Laramie, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Going My Way, Thriller, Route 66, Perry Mason in the 4th season episode "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather," and The Twilight Zone. She was cast as Kate Harris in the NBC comedy Harris Against the World. Barry also appeared in daytime dramas, including First Love (as Laurie James), Days of Our Lives (as Addie Horton Olson Williams, Julie and Hope's mother), and All My Children (as Peg English, who raised Brooke while running a drug ring). She appeared on the Guiding Light for two years in the 1980s as Sally Gleason. From 1992 to 1994, she took over the role of upper-crust matriarch Isabelle Alden on Loving. Barry was a charter member of Women in Film, "a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media." She also served on the Boards of Directors of the American National Theater and Academy and the John Tracy Clinic. Barry was married to Philip Barry, Jr. The couple had two daughters. She died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California on October 11, 2016 at the age of 93.

No comments:

Post a Comment