RIP Barry Stern
February 2, 1942 - December 12, 2015
Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2016
Barry Roger Stern passed away while visiting Tucson, Az. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on February 4, 1942, the only child of Rena Meyer and Dr. David Stern. His career spanned international finance and marketing; TV, motion pictures, music video and commercials production, writing and directing. His interests included a love of foreign cars and car racing, bowling, gardening, and playing and listening to folk music. He was a lifelong advocate for worldwide peace and justice.
After graduating from South Shore High School in Chicago, he completed studies in business, accounting, and law at Indiana University. He then completed an MBA in marketing and international finance at the University of Southern California. He began work as an auditor and controller for various motion picture studios in Hollywood, and was transferred to New York City in 1969 to work as an executive in the entertainment division of Gulf and Western. While there he applied for and was accepted into the Director's Guild's trainee program and happily returned to Laurel Canyon in LA.
In 1984 he moved to Seattle, WA to build Pacific Northwest Studios, while continuing to work on films in LA. He retired in 1994 and moved to Bainbridge Island, WA. Barry is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Mary Dunbar, his daughter Dana (Pete Hinz and her mother Marlene), son David (Madison Clark and his mother Claire) and his Puli, Sasha. Friends and family will host a celebration of Barry's life in the coming months.
STERN, Barry (Barry Roger Stern)
Born: 2/2/1942, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 12/12/2015, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
Barry Stern’s westerns – production manager, assistant director.
Paint Your Wagon – 1969 [production manager]
Zandy’s Bride – 1974 [assistant director]