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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 September 1944Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Birth NamePatricia Neal
Nickname Patsy

Mini Bio (1)

Fannie Flagg was born on September 21, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Patricia Neal. She is an actress and writer, known for Match Game 73 (1973), The Match Game (1962) and Grease (1978).

Trade Mark (1)

Outlandish tops and sweaters on Match Game 73 (1973)

Trivia (5)

Staple celebrity guest on many daytime television game shows back in the 70s, including Liar's Club (1976) and Password All-Stars (1961), among others.
Holds an honorary doctorate from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, where her book "Fried Green Tomatoes" is part of the freshman curriculum.
Former long-time companion of author Rita Mae Brown.
Her acting mentor was Dick Van Dyke.
Credits Dick Van Dyke as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.

Personal Quotes (5)

"[Y]'all have these funny accents." - Addressing the crowd at Franklin Pierce College's 1997 graduate convocation in New Hampshire.
On friendship: Sincerity is as valuable as radium.
On love: You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating just the same.
On growth: Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.
[on publisher, Samuel S. Vaughan] He was like one of those gentleman professors. If it hadn't been for Sam, I don't think I would have a career. Nobody wanted to publish 'Fried Green Tomatoes,' and a lot of people turned it down. They didn't think a book about an old lady in a nursing home would be of interest to anyone, but obviously Sam did. I sent him a little bit and when he called, he said 'Ms. Flagg, this is Sam Vaughan, and I would be delighted to publish your book.

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