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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 April 1949Inglewood, California, USA
Date of Death 20 August 2015Hollister, Missouri, USA  (multiple organ failure)
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Melody Patterson was born on April 16, 1949 in Inglewood, California. She started performing at the age of four, appearing in "Mrs. McThing" at the Downey Community Theatre in Downey, California. She attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. The television series F Troop (1965) launched her career, and the world will always affectionately remember the character Wrangler Jane, who had a thing for stray critters and Captain Wilton Parmenter. Her career as a television and movie actress was far too short, but her love for acting and the theatre has kept her involved. From acting to directing productions, Melody has always shown the natural talent to create a spectacular performance.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (3)

Vern Miller (28 November 1998 - 21 August 2015) (her death)
James MacArthur (12 July 1970 - 1977) (divorced)
Robert Seaton (? - 1993) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Received her Bachelor's Degree from Sierra Nevada College
Apparently auditioned for F Troop (1965) on a lark. She was not quite 16, and kept her age from the producers. When she had secured the part, she told them her age. Their shock and consternation were ameliorated shortly thereafter by her maturity and professionalism.
1966 Deb Star.
She is continuing her education to acquire her teaching credentials as her goal is to instruct high school drama, and English. Melody is a published writer with her column "Wrapping with Wrangler" for "Wildest Westerns Magazine", and is currently creating an outline and gathering data to write a book.

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