Walter Roy Beery

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – Walter Roy Beery, 75, of Sherman Oaks, formerly of Salem, died April 6, with his family at home.

Born April 19, 1938, in Salem, he was the son of Kathryn (Knizat) and Walter LeRoy Beery.

Mr. Beery graduated from Salem High School in 1956. He left Salem to study acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, supporting himself by working at MGM as a film booker. He moved to LA as a guest artist and acting teacher.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Nell Beery; son, Brian Jules (Gema) Beery; a grandson; and two sisters, Shery (Tim) Arndt and Barbara Clunen.

Funeral services were April 11 at Mount Sinai, Simi Valley.

A celebration of his life will be held at Theatre West. Details to be announced.