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Elizabeth Patterson (I) (1875–1966)

A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred Elizabeth Patterson started her career over her strict parent's objections and became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of the century. This followed college at Martin College where she studied music, elocution and English, and post-graduate... See full bio »

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 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Mrs. Honeyman
- Wave Goodbye to Grandpa (1961) ... Mrs. Honeyman
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Millicent Melvane
- Big Career (1961) ... Millicent Melvane
 1960 Tall Story
Connie
 1956-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Pruitt / Roomer / Aunt Ida / ...
- Tomorrow (1960) ... Mrs. Pruitt
- Diary of a Nurse (1959)
- Portrait of a Murderer (1958) ... Roomer
- The Ninth Day (1957) ... Aunt Ida
- Rendezvous in Black (1956) ... Mrs. Middleton
 1958-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Grandmother / Miss Bessie
- The Blessington Method (1959) ... Grandmother
- Bull in a China Shop (1958) ... Miss Bessie
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Beatrice George
- Evil (1959) ... Beatrice George
 1959 The Oregon Trail
Maria Cooper
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Lavinia
- The Pasadena Caper (1959) ... Lavinia
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Kale
- Symbol of Authority (1959) ... Mrs. Kale
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
- Ransom (1959)
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Mrs. Garr / Nellie Eldredge / Jane Connor / ...
- House of Doubt (1958) ... Mrs. Garr
- And Don't Ever Come Back (1957) ... Nellie Eldredge
- Gamble on a Thief (1956) ... Jane Connor
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Pal Joey
Mrs. Casey
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Amelie De Vaux
- A Fortune for Madame (1957) ... Amelie De Vaux
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Dunkel / Rebecca Hubner / Mrsd. Matthews
- Cross Hairs (1957) ... Mrs. Dunkel
- On the Beach (1956) ... Rebecca Hubner
- The Bachelor (1953) ... Mrsd. Matthews
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mary Donovan
- Tenement Saint (1956) ... Mary Donovan
 1952-1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Trumbull / Mrs. Willoughby
- Bon Voyage (1956) ... Mrs. Trumbull
- Ricky's Movie Offer (1954) ... Mrs. Trumbull (uncredited)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Potter
- Search for a Stranger (1956) ... Mrs. Potter
 1955-1956 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mrs. Clara Exbrook / Mrs. Peabody
- Olsen's Millions (1955) ... Mrs. Peabody
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mrs. Couche
- Star and Shield (1956) ... Mrs. Couche
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Amy Carey
- The Difficult Age (1956) ... Amy Carey
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Matty Rascher
- The Day the Trains Stopped Running (1956) ... Matty Rascher
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Hannah
- The Frozen Sound (1955) ... Hannah
 1955 Las Vegas Shakedown
Mary Raff
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Sargent / Dr. Gilley
- Remember the Night (1955) ... Mrs. Sargent
- Welcome Stranger (1954) ... Dr. Gilley
 1955 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
- Episode #7.13 (1955)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Grandmother
- The Legacy (1955) ... Grandmother
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
Agatha
- Willy and the Mystery Package (1955) ... Agatha
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Ma Baker
- Vote of Confidence (1954) ... Ma Baker
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Angel Street (1954)
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Agnes
- Blueberry Hill (1954) ... Agnes
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Madame Elaine
- The Marriage Fix (1953) ... Madame Elaine
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Lost Kid (1953)
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
 1952 Washington Story
Miss Dee
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hot Welcome (1951)
 1951 Katie Did It
Aunt Priscilla Wakely
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Gibbs / Mrs. Haggett
- Our Town (1950) ... Mrs. Gibbs
- The Late Christopher Bean (1950) ... Mrs. Haggett
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Best Trip Ever (1950)
 1950 Bright Leaf
Tabitha Singleton
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 Song of Surrender
Mrs. Beecham
 1949 Intruder in the Dust
Miss Eunice Habersham
 1949 Little Women
Hannah
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Mrs. Gilley
 1947 Out of the Blue
Miss Spring
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Catherine Dennison
 1946 The Secret Heart
Mrs. Stover
 1946 I've Always Loved You
Mrs. Sompter
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Cousin Emma
 1945 Lady on a Train
Aunt Charlotte Waring
 1944 Together Again
Jessie
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Martha - Libby's Aunt
 1944 Follow the Boys
Annie
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Mrs. Fisher
 1942 I Married a Witch
Margaret
 1942 Lucky Legs
Annabelle Dinwiddie
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Grandma Sherwood
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Eva
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Mrs. Daly
 1942 Almost Married
Aunt Matilda Manning
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Grandma Yancey
 1941 Belle Starr
Sarah
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Aunt Lily Lou Bethany
 1941 Tobacco Road
Ada Lester
 1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Aunt Maggie Ambler
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars
Rebecca
 1940 Earthbound
Becky Tilden
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
Nellie
 1940 Remember the Night
Aunt Emma
 1939 Bad Little Angel
Mrs. Perkins
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Aunt Susan
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Aunt Tillie
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Mrs. Mac Gregor
 1938 Sons of the Legion
Grandmother Lee
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Mrs. Daisy Beebe aka Mother Beebe
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Aunt Hedwige
 1938 Scandal Street
Ada Smith
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Mrs. Elvira Ward
 1937 Hold 'Em Navy
Grandma Holland
 1937 High, Wide, and Handsome
Grandma Cortlandt
 1937 Night of Mystery
Mrs. Tobias Greene
 1936 Go West Young Man
Aunt Kate Barnaby
 1936 Old Hutch
Mrs. Sarah Hutchins
 1936 Three Cheers for Love
Wilma Chester
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Araminta Sedley
 1936 Small Town Girl
Ma Brannan
 1936 Timothy's Quest
Vilda Cummins
 1936 Her Master's Voice
Mrs. Ellie Martin
 1935 Men Without Names
Aunt Ella
 1935 So Red the Rose
Mary Cherry
 1935 Chasing Yesterday
Mlle. Prefere
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Clara Tuttle, Canteen Worker (uncredited)
 1933 Doctor Bull
Aunt Patricia Banning
 1933 Golden Harvest
Lydia
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Mary, the cook
 1933 Hold Your Man
Miss Tuttle
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Aunt Jennie
 1933 Infernal Machine
Elinor's Aunt
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Mrs. Randall
 1932 The Conquerors
Landlady (uncredited)
 1932 They Call It Sin
Mrs. Cullen
 1932 Breach of Promise
Cora Pugmire
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Hester
 1932 Life Begins
Mrs. Tubby (uncredited)
 1932 Love Me Tonight
First Aunt
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Elvira Ward
 1932 Miss Pinkerton
Juliet Mitchell
 1932 New Morals for Old
Aunty Doe
 1932 So Big!
Mrs. Tebbit (uncredited)
 1932 Man Wanted
Miss Harper, Lois' Secretary
 1932 The Expert
Miss Crackenwald
 1931 Husband's Holiday
Mrs. Caroline Reid
 1931 Heaven on Earth
Vergie
 1931 Penrod and Sam
The Teacher (uncredited)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Baroness von Schwedel (uncredited)
 1931 Daddy Long Legs
Mrs. Lippett
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Mrs. Courtney
 1930 The Cat Creeps
Susan
 1930 The Big Party
Mrs. Goldfarb
 1930 Harmony at Home
Emma Haller
 1930 The Lone Star Ranger
Sarah Martin
 1929 South Sea Rose
Sarah
 1929 Words and Music
Dean Crockett
 1929 The Gay Nineties; or, The Unfaithful Husband (Short)
The Town Gossip
 1928 The Dancing Town (Short)
Ma Pepperall
 1926 The Boy Friend
Mrs. Harper
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Live television is the hardest work I ever did and I was a nervous wreck. You really have no time for learning and rehearsals. Swallowing the play whole, hanging on and just hoping that you will come on in the right place and say the right thing.

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Miss Patterson was also asked by novelist William Faulkner to play the elderly female lead in the movie made of his book, "Intruder In the Dust." See more »

Nickname:

Patty

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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