Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Garry (not Gary) Rybar and Dennis Christopher

image number:

P0020466

description:

In the movie "Breaking Away" the main character is Dave Stoller played by Dennis Christopher (at right). Dave's body double in race scenes was Garry Rybar who had ridden in the actual Little 500 races with the Delta Chi team from 1974 thru 1978 (winning in 1974, 1976 and 1977). Garry was graduated from IU in 1977. Garry apparently married Julia Lynn Hyland in January 1982. She apparently died in 2018. Garry Rybar later had a sex change operation and changed his name to Karen Rybar (possibly Karen E. Rybar). He was also known as Holly Violins, and Nancy Wilson. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) lists his death date as July 21, 2014 in Florida.

date taken:

probably 1978

photographer studio:

Unknown

copyright owner:

Unknown

personal name:

Rybar, Garry John

personal name:

Christopher, Dennis

personal name:

Violins, Holly Celeste

personal name:

Wilson, Nancy E.

personal name:

Rybar, Karen

personal name:

Rybar, Karen E.

event name:

Breaking Away

event name:

Bambino (Original title for Breaking Away)

topic:

Visitors (Movie and Television)

topic:

Portraits

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

Breaking Away

folder:

Actors & Actresses B/W