Hairstylist Susan Carol Schwary dies

Nominated for Emmys for 'Buffy,' 'Deadwood,' 'Providence'

Susan Carol Schwary, a three-time Emmy-nominated hairstylist for her work on "Deadwood," "Providence" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," died Sept. 10 of breast cancer at her home in Valencia, Calif. She was 61.

Schwary served in Hollywood as a hairstylist and wig designer for more than 30 years. She most recently worked on CBS show "CSI: NY" and was the hairstylist for Shirley MacLaine on a project called "Poor Things."

Other notable credits include "Havana" (1990), "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003), "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006) and 1990's series "Star Trek: The Next Generation." A wig piece that she created from that show was placed in the Smithsonian in Washington.

Schwary was an integral part of the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Local 706 who fought for fair wages and equal rights for members.

She was married for 23 years to Ronald Schwary, an Oscar-winning producer of 1980's "Ordinary People" who is now executive producer of the CBS series "Medium."

Schwary also is survived by her mother, Maxine Shoffner; her brother, Richard Shoffner; and her two sons, actors Brian and Neil Schwary.

A service will be held at noon Monday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
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