Barry Corbin began acting in the 1960s and has had a stellar career over the years portraying a variety of authority figures: lawmen, military leaders and more recently strong parental figures. In addition, on occasion, he has effectively been cast as murderous villains as well. Among his best-known work is his Emmy nominated work as one of the principles in the series Northern Exposure. Over the years, Corbin, who says “I love Westerns”, has appeared in a number of Westerns, both period and contemporary. He appeared in Lonesome Dove, Crossfire Trail, Monte Walsh and, more recently, No Country for Old Men and The Homesman. Barry is one of the featured players in Conagher, our Saturday night feature, and will sit for a Q & A after the showing.
Sylvia’s grandfather, an oil baron and mining speculator who helped establish the oil fields in Signal Hill (Long Beach area) and Round Mountain (Bakersfield), purchased the palatial mansion of the silent cowboy film star and Tom Mix rival Fred Thomson from his widow Frances Marion. Sylvia lived the life of luxury at the late cowboy’s estate for several years until her father, a successful Chief Draftsman for the Fluor Corporation and her mother, an avid horse trainer of American Saddlebred and Hackney horses, purchased a home in Burbank where Sylvia attended local schools. Her mother wrote articles for Saddle and Bridal magazine and encouraged Sylvia to begin riding as a child. Sylvia would go on to exercise horses for several people including a not so popular cowboy film star, but later, a more than decent President - Ronald Reagan.
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