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Phyllis Barrington

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Phyllis Barrington
Born
Clara Parry

May 1, 1907
DiedJanuary 1996

Phyllis Barrington (May 1, 1907 – January 1996) was an American actress. Born Clara Parry in Salt Lake City, she was the daughter of Parley and Eva Parry.[1] She was a graduate of Salt Lake's East High School.[2] Barrington was also a graduate of the Major School of Acting in Long Beach, California and studied voice.[3][4]

She was known for her roles in Hollywood films in the early 1930s such as Lewis D. Collins's The Law of the Tong (1931), opposite John Harron and Jason Robards Sr.,[5] Armand Schaefer's Sinister Hands (1932) opposite Jack Mulhall,[6] Sucker Money (Victims of the Beyond) (1933), alongside Mischa Auer and Earl McCarthy[7] and Melville Shyer's The Murder in the Museum (1934), opposite Henry B. Walthall and John Harron.[8] Barrington also appeared in plays.[3][9]

At some point prior to her father's death in 1938, she returned to her birth name and moved to New York City.[10][11]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ "Death Claims Parley Parry". Salt Lake City Telegram. February 4, 1938. p. 5. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Scores Success". The Salt Lake Tribune. September 14, 1930. p. 46. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b "Actress To Essay Lead In Tragedy". Los Angeles Times. July 5, 1931. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Voice Student Gets New Role". Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1930. p. 39. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ Langman, Larry; Daniel Finn (1995). A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties. Greenwood Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-313-29532-4.
  6. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 360. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3.
  7. ^ Langman, Larry (30 March 2009). The Media in the Movies: A Catalog of American Journalism Films, 1900–1996. McFarland. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-4766-0925-6.
  8. ^ Parish, James Robert; Pitts, Michael R. (1990). The Great Detective Pictures. Scarecrow Press. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-8108-2286-3.
  9. ^ "From Leslie Howard To Shakespeare". Los Angeles Times. November 5, 1933. p. 32. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Parry Funeral Set For Sunday". Salt Lake City Telegram. February 5, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ "Two S.L. Girls Winning Fame". Salt Lake City Telegram. September 14, 1930. p. 22. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access


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