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Lee Patrick (November 22, 1901 – November 21, 1982) was an American actress whose career began in 1922 on the New York stage with her role in The Bunch and Judy which headlined Adele Astaire and featured Adele's brother Fred Astaire. Patrick continued to perform in dozens of roles on the stage for the next decade, frequently in musicals and comedies, but also in dramatic parts like her 1931 performance as Meg in Little Women. She began to branch out into films in 1929.

For half a century she created a credible body of cinematic work, her most memorable being in 1941 as Sam Spade's assistant Effie in The Maltese Falcon, and her reprise of the role in the George Segal 1975 comedy sequel The Black Bird. Her talents were showcased in comedies such as the 1942 Jack Benny film George Washington Slept Here and in 1958 as one of the foils of Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame. Dramatic parts such as an asylum inmate in the 1948 The Snake Pit and as Pamela Tiffin's mother in the 1961 Summer and Smoke were another facet of her repertoire.

She made numerous guest roles in American television, but became a staple for that medium during the two-year run of Topper. As Henrietta Topper, her comedic timing played well against Leo G. Carroll as her husband, and against that of the two ghosts played by Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys. Patrick lent her voice to various animated characters of The Alvin Show in the early 1960s.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lee Patrick (actress), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lee Patrick (November 22, 1901 – November 21, 1982) was an American actress whose career began in 1922 on the New York stage with her role in The Bunch and Judy which headlined Adele Astaire and featured Adele's brother Fred Astaire. Patrick continued to perform in dozens of roles on the stage for the next decade, frequently in musicals and comedies, but also in dramatic parts like her 1931 performance as Meg in Little Women. She began to branch out into films in 1929.

For half a century she created a credible body of cinematic work, her most memorable being in 1941 as Sam Spade's assistant Effie in The Maltese Falcon, and her reprise of the role in the George Segal 1975 comedy sequel The Black Bird. Her talents were showcased in comedies such as the 1942 Jack Benny film George Washington Slept Here and in 1958 as one of the foils of Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame. Dramatic parts such as an asylum inmate in the 1948 The Snake Pit and as Pamela Tiffin's mother in the 1961 Summer and Smoke were another facet of her repertoire.

She made numerous guest roles in American television, but became a staple for that medium during the two-year run of Topper. As Henrietta Topper, her comedic timing played well against Leo G. Carroll as her husband, and against that of the two ghosts played by Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys. Patrick lent her voice to various animated characters of The Alvin Show in the early 1960s.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lee Patrick (actress), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 81

Birthday 1901-11-22

Day of Death 1982-11-21

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 The Black Bird as Effie
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao as Mrs. Howard Cassin
1962 A Girl Named Tamiko as Mary Hatten
1961 Summer and Smoke as Mrs. Ewell
1961 The Alvin Show (26 episodes)
1961 Goodbye Again as Madame Fleury
1960 Harrigan and Son (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Pillow Talk as Mrs. Walters
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1958 Auntie Mame as Doris Upson
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Lawman (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Vertigo as Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Kings Row (1 episode)
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business as Marge
1953 The Backbone of America as Ethel
1953 Topper (78 episodes)
1953 Take Me to Town as Rose
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (2 episodes)
1952 Boss Lady (12 episodes)
1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day as Janet Higgins
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1950 The Fuller Brush Girl as Claire Simpson
1950 The Lawless as Jan Dawson
1950 Caged as Elvira Powell
1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma as Melissa Price
1949 Hello Out There as The Wife
1948 The Snake Pit as Asylum Inmate
1948 Inner Sanctum as Ruth Bennett
1948 Singin' Spurs as Clarissa Bloomsbury
1947 Mother Wore Tights as Lil
1946 Wake Up and Dream as Blonde
1946 Strange Journey as Mrs. Lathrop
1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down as Susan
1945 Mildred Pierce as Maggie Biederhof
1945 Over 21 as Mrs. Foley
1945 Keep Your Powder Dry as Gladys Hopkins
1945 See My Lawyer as Sally Evans
1944 Faces in the Fog as Cora Elliott
1944 Mrs. Parkington as Madeleine Parkington Swann
1944 Gambler's Choice as Fay Lawrence
1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
1943 Larceny with Music as Agatha Parkinson
1943 Nobody's Darling as Miss Pennington
1943 Jitterbugs as Dorcas
1942 A Night to Remember as Polly Franklin
1942 Now, Voyager as Deb McIntyre
1942 George Washington Slept Here as Rena Leslie
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Eve 'Evie' Manning
1942 In This Our Life as Betty Wilmoth
1941 Dangerously They Live as Head Nurse Johnson
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Effie Perine
1941 The Smiling Ghost as Rose Fairchild
1941 Kisses for Breakfast as Betty Trent
1941 Million Dollar Baby as Josie "Lou" La Rue
1941 The Nurse's Secret as Ruth Adams
1941 Footsteps in the Dark as Blondie White
1941 Honeymoon for Three as Mrs. Pettijohn
1940 Father Is A Prince as Aunt Tess 'Tessie' Haley
1940 South of Suez as Delia Snedeker
1940 City for Conquest as Gladys
1940 Money and the Woman as Miss Martha Church
1940 Ladies Must Live as Mary Larrabee
1940 Saturday's Children as Florrie Halevy Sands
1939 Invisible Stripes as Molly
1939 Fisherman's Wharf as Stella
1938 The Sisters as Flora Gibbon
1938 Condemned Women as Anna 'Big Annie' Barry
1938 Law of the Underworld as Dorothy Palmer
1938 Night Spot as Flo Bradley
1938 Crashing Hollywood as Goldie Tibbets
1937 Danger Patrol as Nancy Donovan
1937 Music for Madame as Nora Burns
1937 Border Cafe as Ellie
1929 Strange Cargo as Diana Foster

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