Billie Barry, founder of the Billie Barry Stage School, has died.

The Billie Barry Stage School was founded 50 years ago.

In this excerpt from the documentary "Billie's Babies: A Portrait of Billie Barry" (1996), Billie Barry talks about her early life, growing up with theatrical parents, settling in Marino, meeting her husband, having children, and finally setting up the Billie Barry Stage School. "Billie's Babies: A Portrait of Billie Barry" is a documentary about childhood, ambition and the woman who refused to let variety theatre die. This documentary was produced and directed by Shay Healy and Marion Cullen.

'Billie's Babies: A Portrait of Billie Barry' was a Safinia Production for RTÉ  broadcast on 27 December, 1996.