Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RIP Claudia Bryar

BARRERE, Hortense (AKA Claudia Bryar) passed away at her home June 16, 2011. Born May 18, 1918 in Guymon, OK, the daughter of United States Congressman and Federal Judge Ross Rizley. Married to Gabriel Paul Barrere AKA Paul Bryar. She acted at the Pasadena Playhouse, after which she acted in off-Vine Street theatres that began forming in the early fifties: Players Ring and Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. The Morgan Theatre in Santa Monica. This theatre work led in the mid fifties to television and film; a career that included hundreds of appearances on television and on the big screen with roles in Giant, Angel in my Pocket, Gaily Gaily, Elmer Gantry, and others, including her final role as the murderess in PSYCHO II.


Survived by her three sons, Michel, Robert, and Paul. Nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Lemoyne Cox, and brother Jerry Rizley. In lieu of flowers, one can donate to the SAG Emergency Fund.

BRYAR, Claudia (Hortense Rizler)
Born: 5/18/1918, Guymon, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: 6/16/2011, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Claudia Bryar's westerns - actress:
Giant - 1956 (older beauty operator)
Sheriff of Cochise (TV) - 1957 (Anna)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - 1957
Buckskin (TV) - 1958 (Sara Taliaferro)
Cimarron City (TV) - 1958
Maverick (TV) - 1958 (Mrs. Pyne)
Wagon Train (TV) - 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962 (Mrs. Mayhew, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Moore, Ada Hale, Mary Carter)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) - 1959
Bonanza (TV) - 1960, 1963, 1967, 1972 (Mary Logan, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Scott, Martha)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1960 (Mary)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) - 1960 (Emily Kendrick)
Lawman (TV) - 1961 (Clara Weston)
Stoney Burke (TV) - 1962 (Mrs, Miller)
The Virginian (TV) - 1963 (Miss Jensen)
Laredo (TV) - 1966 (Mrs. Cook)
A Big Hand for the Little Lady - 1966 (Mrs. Price)
Ride to Hangman’s Tree - 1967 (Mrs. Harmon)
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) - 1967 (Mrs. Stevens)
The Big Valley (TV) - 1967, 1968 (Lady, Florence Bacon)
The Shakiest Gun in the West - 1968 (Mrs. Remington)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) - 1971 (Minerva Lambert)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1971, 1973 (Mauda Weaver, Mrs. Nell Bronson)
Bad Company - 1972 (Mrs. Clum)
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - 1973 (Mrs. Horrell)

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