Barry made her daytime debut in 1954 in First Love, starring as Laurie James, and continued to work on various soap operas until the 1990s. Her many daytime roles included Addie Horton Williams on Days of our Lives; Viola Brewster in For Richer, For Poorer; Peg English ("The Cobra") on All My Children; "Miss Sally" Gleason in Guiding Light; and Isabelle Alden on Loving.
Barry’s long list of credits include appearances on Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, My Three Sons, 77 Sunset Strip, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, Rawhide, Ben Casey, Maverick, The Twilight Zone, Three’s Company, Dallas, Columbo and Knots Landing.
|Patricia Barry and Val Dufour starred in First Love.|
She eventually headed West to become a contract player for Warner Bros. She appeared in such films as Deception, The Beast With Five Fingers, The Man I Love, and Riders of the Whistling Pines,” along with plenty of B pictures in the late 1940s and early ’50s. She juggled film, Broadway, and touring stage work during this period.
Barry was a player in the 1950s TV anthology series including Playhouse 90, Studio One, The Alcoa Hour, General Electric Theater, and Goodyear Playhouse. She appeared in multiple episodes of The Rifleman, The Millionaire, and Perry Mason. She co-starred opposite Jack Klugman in the 1964-65 NBC domestic comedy Harris Against the World. Her later film roles included Send Me No Flowers, Kitten With a Whip, Dear Heart, American Gigolo, Safe at Home, and Twilight Zone: The Movie.
|Patricia Barry played Addie on Days of our Lives,|
opposite Bill Hayes's Doug.
She was married for decades to Philip Barry Jr., son of the playwright behind The Philadelphia Story and High Society. He passed away in 1998.
Barry is survived by her two daughters, Miranda Barry, a writer and former executive in charge of global Sesame Street productions; and Stephanie Barry Agnew; and two grandchildren.
Check out some of Barry's daytime work in the clips below.
Days of our Lives
For Richer, For Poorer
- FLASHBACK: A Complete, Concise Yearly History of TV Soap Operas - 1947 to 1977 (Part 2)
- FLASHBACK: Why did Addie Williams Have to Die on 'Days of our Lives'? (1974)