Claudia Bryar

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Claudia Bryar
Born Hortense Rizley
(1918-05-18)May 18, 1918
Guymon, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died June 16, 2011(2011-06-16) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Paul Bryar (19??–August 30, 1985; his death)
Children 3

Claudia Bryar (May 18, 1918 – June 16, 2011) was an American actress who mostly specialized in television. Active from the 1950s to the 1980s, she is perhaps best known for her role as Mrs. Emma Spool in Psycho II.

She played small parts in mostly Western television series such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and The Guns of Will Sonnett, but also The Real McCoys, The Bob Newhart Show, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Twilight Zone (Episode: "Mute"). She appeared in small roles in such films as I Was A Teenage Frankenstein and Bad Company. She appeared in made-for-television movies such as Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977) and The Family Nobody Wanted (1975). Her career ended with her role of Mrs. Prince in Hill Street Blues.[1]

Personal life

One of seven children of Ross Rizley, a congressman and federal judge, she was married to Paul Bryar (born Gabriel Paul Barrere) until his death in 1985. The couple had three children.[2]

Select filmography

External links


  1. Claudia Bryar at the Internet Movie Database
  2. Obituary,; accessed May 18, 2015.