Actress Patricia Barry has died at the age of 93. She was well known for playing Addie Horton Olson Williams on NBC‘s Days of Our Lives from 1972 to ’74. Her character was the daughter of founding characters Alice and Tom Horton (Frances Reed and Macdonald Carey). Addie was also the wife of Doug Williams (Bill Hayes), and mother of Julie Olson Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Hope Williams Brady (Kristian Alfonso), all three still appear on the daytime drama, today.
Barry played Isabella Alden on Loving, which was cancelled by ABC in 1995. She portrayed Peg English aka The Cobra, on All My Children, which was cancelled by ABC in 2012. On Guiding Light she was Miss Sally Gleason, from 1986 to ’87. The soap was cancelled by CBS after 57 years on the air, in 2009. Barry’s resume is lengthy, but some of her other TV show work includes Ghostwriter, Insight, Gunsmoke, and Dr. Kildare. Her final TV credit is for a 2001 episode of Providence.
Born Patricia Allen White on November 16, 1922, in Davenport, Iowa, the actress graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in the 1940s. She was married to producer/director Philip Barry Jr., from June 11, 1950 until his death on May 16, 1998.
Here is more, from Variety:
Barry was active in Hollywood women’s advocacy orgs, becoming an early member of Women in Film and founder of its international arm. She was also an active member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG. She served a long tenure on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences foreign film committee. She was feted with a lifetime achievement award from Women in Film in 1999.
Barry’s survivors include two daughters, Miranda Barry, a writer and former executive in charge of global “Sesame Street” productions; and Stephanie Barry Agnew; and two grandchildren. Philip Barry Jr. died in 1998.
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