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Lee Patrick (I) (1901–1982)

Lee Patrick could play a tough, scrapping, hard-bitten dame as she did in the gritty women's prison drama Caged (1950), or the meek and twittery socialite wife as exemplified as Doris Upson in the freewheeling farce Auntie Mame (1958). The versatile character actress had plenty of places to go in films and TV and she did, for over five decades. ... See full bio »

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 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Cora / Mrs. Durham
- Noblesse Oblige (1965) ... Cora
- It's a Dog's Life (1965) ... Mrs. Durham
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Maudie Baker
- The Gladiators (1965) ... Maudie Baker
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Geraldine Addison
- Scandal in Washington (1964) ... Geraldine Addison
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Birch
- Mimi (1964) ... Miss Birch
 1964 The New Interns
Mrs. Hitchcock
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Mrs. Howard Cassin
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Mrs. Swanson
 1961-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Aunt Wilma / Clarissa Webster
- Skeleton in the Closet (1963) ... Aunt Wilma
- George's Housekeeper (1961) ... Clarissa Webster
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Mary Hatten
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Leota Carraway
- Guilty Conscience (1962) ... Leota Carraway
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Phyllis Curran / Lila Jones
- Run, Clown, Run (1962) ... Phyllis Curran
- Chicago Style (1962) ... Lila Jones
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
- The Baby Sitters (1962) ... Millicent
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Mrs. Ewell
 1961 The Alvin Show (TV Series)
Various character voices (1961-1962) (voice)
 1961 Goodbye Again
Madame Fleury (uncredited)
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Nona Rumson
- Strange Bedfellows (1961) ... Nona Rumson
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Alice Finley
- Shall We Dance? (1961) ... Alice Finley
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Lelah Dolan
- Jack 'Legs' Diamond (1960) ... Lelah Dolan
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Bess Harper / Mary Young
- The Old War Horse (1960) ... Bess Harper
- The Chef (1959) ... Mary Young
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Endicott
- The Machine Calls It Murder (1960) ... Mrs. Endicott
 1960 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Aunt Millie
- Go Home Aunt Millie (1960) ... Aunt Millie
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Pearl Blake
- Second Day of Infamy (1959) ... Pearl Blake
 1959 Pillow Talk
Mrs. Walters
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Elliot Swinbourne Steele
- The Steele Family Story (1959) ... Mrs. Elliot Swinbourne Steele
 1958 Vertigo
Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Eva Clark
- Jittery Juror (1958) ... Eva Clark
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Julia Wyatt
- The Honolulu Treasure Case (1957) ... Julia Wyatt
 1957 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series)
- What Price Publicity? (1957) ... Dolly
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Emmie Wasey
- The Marriage Broker (1957) ... Emmie Wasey
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
Connie / Eve's Mother
- That Magazine (1957)
- The Mothers (1957) ... Connie
- This Is Your Life (1957) ... Eve's Mother
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Minerva Murdock
- Counterfeit Clown (1957) ... Minerva Murdock
 1957 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Mrs. Primrose
- Hiram's Holiday (1957) ... Mrs. Primrose
 1955 Kings Row (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- Mail Order Bride (1955) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Miss Everett / Mrs. Murdock
- Broken Toe (1953) ... Miss Everett
- Neighbors (1953) ... Mrs. Murdock (uncredited)
 1953 Take Me to Town
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Grocery Store Customer
- Hillary's Birthday (1953) ... Grocery Store Customer
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Maggie McGinness / Grace Compton
- The Man Who Came to Murder (1953) ... Maggie McGinness
- Dying to Live (1953) ... Grace Compton
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Hired Mother (1953)
 1952 Mark Saber (TV Series)
Mrs. Gaunt
- The Case of the Midnight Murder (1952) ... Mrs. Gaunt
 1952 Boss Lady (TV Series)
- Boss Vacations (1952) ... Aggie
- Blonde Trouble (1952) ... Aggie
- Millionairess (1952) ... Aggie
- Boss and Golf (1952) ... Aggie
- Too Much Boss (1952) ... Aggie
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Virginia Langley
- The Case of the Vain Woman (1951) ... Virginia Langley
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day
Janet Higgins
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl
Claire Simpson
 1950 The Lawless
Jan Dawson
 1950 Caged
Elvira Powell
 1949 Hello Out There (Short)
The Wife
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Melissa Price
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
- The Tenor (1949)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Asylum Inmate
 1948 Inner Sanctum
Ruth Bennett
 1948 Big Sister Blues (Short)
Karen Saunders
 1948 Singin' Spurs
Clarissa Bloomsbury
 1948 Public Prosecutor (TV Series)
Mrs. Farrell
- The Case of the Comic Strip Murder (1948) ... Mrs. Farrell
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
The Blonde
 1946 Strange Journey
Mrs. Lathrop
 1945 Over 21
Mrs. Foley
 1945 See My Lawyer
Sally Evans
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Gladys Hopkins
 1944 Faces in the Fog
Cora Elliott
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Madeleine Parkington Swann
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Fay Lawrence
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
Mrs. Blake
 1943 Larceny with Music
Agatha Parkinson
 1943 Nobody's Darling
Miss Pennington
 1943 Jitterbugs
 1942 A Night to Remember
Polly Franklin
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Rena Leslie
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Eve 'Evie' Manning
 1942 In This Our Life
Betty Wilmoth
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Nurse Johnson
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Rose Fairchild
 1941 Kisses for Breakfast
Betty Trent
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Josie La Rue
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Blondie White
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Mrs. Pettijohn
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Tess Haley
 1940 South of Suez
Delia Snedeker
 1940 City for Conquest
 1940 Money and the Woman
Miss Martha Church
 1940 Ladies Must Live
Mary Larrabee
 1939 Invisible Stripes
 1939 Stage Door (TV Movie)
 1939 Fisherman's Wharf
 1938 The Sisters
Flora Gibbon
 1938 Law of the Underworld
Dorothy Palmer
 1938 Condemned Women
Anna 'Big Annie' Barry
 1938 Maid's Night Out
Kissing Milk Customer (uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot
Flo Bradley
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Goldie Tibbets
 1937 Danger Patrol
Nancy Donovan
 1937 Music for Madame
Nora Burns
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1937 Border Cafe
 1929 Strange Cargo
Diana Foster
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