Claudia Bryar

Biography

Claudia Bryar (born May 18, 1918) is a former actress who mostly specialized in television. Active from the 1950's to the 1980's, she is perhaps best known for her role as Mrs. Emma Spool in Psycho II'. Throughout her life she played small parts in many well-known TV series, mostly Westerns, such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and The Guns of Will Sonnett, comical shows such as The Bob Newhart Show and The Andy Griffith Show, fantasy TV series such as The Twilight Zone, ' etc. She also appeared in small roles in the big screen in cult movies, such as I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, Bad Company and in uncredited parts in the films Giant and The Houston Story. Bryar also played in many TV movies, e.g. "Green Eyes" (1977), "Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn" (1977), "The Family Nobody Wanted" (1975) etc. Most of her work consists of roles in westerns. Bryar also appeared in archive footage for a black and white flashback in Psycho III, where more attention is given to her character of Mrs. Spool (although she is dead). Her career ended with her role of Mrs. Prince in Hill Street Blues. Filmography Giant (1956) as Older Beauty Operator I Was A Teenage Frankenstein (1957) as Arlene's Mother The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958) as Nora Efron A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Mrs. Price Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) as Mrs. Harmon The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) as Mrs. Remington Gaily, Gaily (1969) as Mother Angel in My Pocket (1969) as Mrs. Axel Gresham Bad Company (1972) as Mrs. Clum Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973) as Ann Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) as Mrs. Horrell Psycho II (1983) as Mrs. Emma Spool Psycho III (1986) as Mrs. Emma Spool (flashback)

Expand
Person Photo
Known For
Movie Poster

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Mrs. Price (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Green Eyes

Mrs. Cousins

Movie Poster

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

Arlene's Mother

Movie Poster

Destination Nightmare

Mrs. Kirby (archive footage)

Movie Poster

The Ballad of Andy Crocker

Emily Crocker

Movie Poster

Bad Company (1972)

Mrs. Clum

Movie Poster

Angel in My Pocket

Mrs. Axel Gresham

Movie Poster

Opie Gets Laid

Mrs. Remington (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Kikoriki. Legend of the Golden Dragon

Mrs. Remington (uncredited)

Movie Poster

The Real McCoys: Complete Season 1

Mrs. Daniels (2 episodes, 1957-1960)

Starring In
Movie Poster

Kikoriki. Legend of the Golden Dragon

Mrs. Remington (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Opie Gets Laid

Mrs. Remington (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Psycho III

Mrs. Emma Spool (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Psycho II

Mrs. Emma Spool

Movie Poster

Green Eyes

Mrs. Cousins

Movie Poster

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Mrs. Horrell

Movie Poster

Bad Company (1972)

Mrs. Clum

Movie Poster

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe

Warden Tippet

Movie Poster

Shoot out

Storekeeper's Wife (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Lawman

Woman Who Yells 'Murderer!' (uncredited)

Movie Poster

The Ballad of Andy Crocker

Emily Crocker

Movie Poster

Angel in My Pocket

Mrs. Axel Gresham

Movie Poster

The Shakiest Gun In The West

Mrs. Remington (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Les Détrousseurs

Mrs. Harmon

Movie Poster

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Mrs. Price (uncredited)

Movie Poster

The Fugitive - Season Two, Vol. 1

Housekeeper / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1967)

Movie Poster

Destination Nightmare

Mrs. Kirby (archive footage)

Movie Poster

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

Arlene's Mother

Movie Poster

The Real McCoys: Complete Season 1

Mrs. Daniels (2 episodes, 1957-1960)

Movie Poster

The Wrong Man

Small Role (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Giant

Older Beauty Operator (uncredited)

MobileIcon
app store google play