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Patrick Dennis (I) (1921–1976)


Worked as a butler for McDonald's founder Ray Kroc and his wife Joan. See more trivia »

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Auntie Mame
Auntie Mame Writer
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Auntie Mame
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 1974 Mame (novel "Auntie Mame")
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series) (novel "House Party")
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series) (based on the book - 1 episode)
- You Can't Go Home Again (1960) ... (based on the book)
 1958 Auntie Mame (from the novel: "Auntie Mame" by)

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Novel: "The Pruitts of Southampton" (filmed as The Phyllis Diller Show (1966))

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Reportedly, the character of Auntie Mame was based on Patrick Dennis's real- life aunt, Marian Tanner. A good-natured eccentric, who lived to be nearly one hundred years old, Ms. Tanner's advice to those seeking a more interesting, adventurous life was to never be afraid to try a new experience and to keep an open mind about everything and everybody. See more »

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