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Patricia Barry, Best Known For Her Roles On DAYS and AMC, Dead At 93

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Another memorable performer known for her work in the daytime community as well as countless motion pictures and primetime TV shows has passed away.

News today out of The Hollywood Reporter has that actress Patricia Barry, who played Addie Horton on Days of our Lives (1971-74) and the evil Peg “Cobra” English on All My Children (1980-1981) has died at the age of 93.  Barry also appeared on Guiding Light as the scheming Miss Sally Gleason (1984-1987) and in the 90’s on ABC’s Loving as the matriarch of the upper-crust Aldens, Isabelle.

But it was her role as Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) wife on Days, and the mother of Hope (Kristian Alfonso), that gained her notoriety.  Of course, her other daughter was Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), who soon would fall in love with her mother’s husband.  On AMC, Peg was Brooke English’s (Julia Barr) mother who was later revealed to be a leader of drug cartel!

One of the earliest members of Women in Film and a former president of the nonprofit advocacy organization, Barry’s publicist announced that Patricia had died peacefully Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles.

Survivors include her daughters Miranda Barry, a former executive in charge of global Sesame Street productions, and Stephanie; son-in-law Mark; grandchildren Alixanne and Hailey; and godchildren Tracy and Stephen.  Memorial services are planned for early 2017 in Los Angeles and New York.

Share your condolenses and remembrances for Patricia Barry in the comment section below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Addie also had a son Steve Olsen(last played by Stephan Schnetzer who also was AWs Cass Winthrop)…always wanted him to return and paired with Kate Roberts…Anyway, loved Patricia Barry on Days…R.I.P.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I, too, loved her on Days–great actress in any role.

PennySoap
PennySoap

Also remembered her (small cameos) in Sea of Love and Knots Landing. R.I.P. Patricia…

mike
mike

Memorable in every one of her roles.

Adele Chodosh Cowel
Adele Chodosh Cowel

Another sad passing

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I have very fond memories of Patricia Barry’s wonderful performances in feature films, episodic television and as the terrible “Cobra” of All My Children. What a great and varied career. May she rest in peace.

Rodd
Rodd

Sad to hear of her passing. I also thought she was on “For Richer, For Poorer” or “Lovers and Friends”; maybe both. Anyone know for sure?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She did but i dont recall who she played…

Kit
Kit

According to imdb.com, she played Viola Brewster on For Richer, For Poorer from 1977-1978,

Karen J. Franklin
Karen J. Franklin

Our Mom will be there to welcome her into Heaven. She followed the ‘soaps’ every day and knew the stars history and could tell you all about the ‘character’ they played even if they had been on other shows over the years. Patricia Barry was one of her favorites. May she rest in peace.

Lulu
Lulu

I was wondering about Patricia weeks ago; I knew that she was alive,

blake
blake

I was really young but I remember her as miss sally on Guiding Light. I remember her being with H.B. and I think she was with him for his money. And I think H.B. and Alexandra were romantically involved around the same time if I’m not mistaken.

Patricio
Patricio

Soap Opera Royaly! I remember her from AMC when I was a kid, they don’t write me like that anymore!
I saw her in a a restaurant in New York City in the early 80s I assumed she was with her family. She was gracious as fans approached her. This was a very nice place but she was polite and kind to those rude fans! The mater d got rid of them! It was the last time me or my mother every interrupted a celebrity!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Another beloved daytime legend has passed away. Beyond sad. In 1981, I became such a big fan of Patricia Barry when I first noticed her playing Peg/”Cobra” aka Brooke’s mother on AMC. Rest In Peace, Miss Patricia. You will be truly missed. Amen.

Peace.

Nik
Nik

Loved her on AMC but love her more on old TV shows like Wagon Train, Murder She Wrote, Gunsmoke (B&W version) and others. She was a Grand Dame.

Patricio
Patricio

Great post Niki- those classic old tv shows are loaded with future soap and movie stars!

Steve
Steve

I remember her as Cobra on AMC. She was going to kill Brooke. Fantastic writing of that story line. I also remember her on GL, with H.B. Lewis. I saw her on an old Perry Mason episode and on Threes Company. She was a snobby church lady that was friends with Pastor Snow, Chrissy’s father. She played all rolls fantastically!

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