Phyllis Barry Poster

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Brunette English actress and dancer. On stage from 1923, she was initially billed as Phyllis Du Barry, while performing in Australian cabaret. She eventually joined the Jim Gerald Revue Company and, in 1930, moved to the U.S. as a dancer with Fanchon and Marco. She made her way to Hollywood and was given a co-starring role as 'the other woman' opposite Ronald Colman in Cynara (1932). The picture flopped, regarded as 'too gloomy' and Phyllis as 'too genteel'. After that, Phyllis was relegated to comic support for Buster Keaton and Wheeler & Woolsey, her roles continuing to diminish until her untimely death from an overdose of barbiturates.