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Hortense BARRERE

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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.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 21 to June 22, 2011
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