Patsy Garrett (1921–2015)

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Patsy Garrett was born on May 4, 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Virginia Garrett. She was an actress, known for Benji (1974), Nanny and the Professor (1970) and The Parallax View (1974). She was married to Alexander Kokinacis. She died on January 8, 2015 in Indio, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 Mississippi Masala
Shop-at-Home Anchor Person 2
 1987 Dennis the Menace (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martha Wilson
 1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Mrs. Pettie
- Cal's Mom (1981) ... Mrs. Pettie
 1978 Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Patsy Garrett
 1978 Happily Ever After (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hale
 1977 For the Love of Benji
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Kessler
- Such Sweet Sorrow (1976) ... Mrs. Kessler
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
- Book of Changes (1976) ... Manageress
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Shadow of a Man (1975) ... Neighbor
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Mrs. Wetzel
- Out of the Frying Pan... (1975) ... Mrs. Wetzel (uncredited)
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
- Look the Other Way (1974) ... Clerk
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- Setup: Danger! (1974) ... Motel Manager
 1974 The Parallax View
 1974 Benji
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
- The Musician (1974) ... Director
 1972-1973 Maude (TV Series)
Helen / The Whisper Lady
- The Office Party (1973) ... Helen (uncredited)
- Maude and the Radical (1972) ... The Whisper Lady
 1969-1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Miss Hogarth / Mrs. Vaughn
- Pi in the Sky (1973) ... Miss Hogarth
- Pete's Protege (1973) ... Miss Hogarth
- A Hairy Escape (1973) ... Miss Hogarth
- Someone Special (1973) ... Miss Hogarth
- Fifteen Years and What Do You Get? (1973) ... Miss Hogarth
 1973 Wicked, Wicked
Mrs. Griswald - Housekeeper
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
- The Bicycle (1973) ... Lady
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Cleaning Woman
- A Stitch in Crime (1973) ... Cleaning Woman
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Miss Atkins
- A Substitute Womb (1972) ... Miss Atkins
 1972 The Astronaut (TV Movie)
Boy's Mother
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Mrs. Gliff
- A Bad Case of Monogamy (1971) ... Mrs. Gliff
 1970-1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Mrs. Fowler
- Nanny and Her Witch's Brew (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
- Aunt Henrietta's Premonition (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
- South Sea Island Sweetheart (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
- The Balloon Ladies (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
- The Man Who Came to Pasta (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
 1969-1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Nurse / Receiving Nurse / Emergency Receiving Nurse
- Death Grip (1970) ... Nurse
- His Brother's Keeper (1970) ... Nurse
- Jeopardy (1969) ... Emergency Receiving Nurse
- Emergency in Ward E (1969) ... Receiving Nurse
- The Last Ten Yards (1969) ... Receiving Nurse
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Mrs. Gilchrist
 1968 Micro Ventures (TV Series)
Jill Carter
 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Jill Carter (voice)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
- The Devil's Surrogate (1968) ... Nurse
 1967 Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor (TV Series)
Sheera (voice)
 1967 Divorce American Style
Phoebe (uncredited)
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie)
Mrs. Torgeson
 1964 Dear Heart
Millicent (uncredited)
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Woman Asking for Directions
- Confounding Her Astronomers (1964) ... Woman Asking for Directions (uncredited)
 1962-1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Doris Randall / Agnes Peters
- Top Secret (1963) ... Doris Randall
- What's Cooking? (1962) ... Agnes Peters
 1962 The Chapman Report
Older Married Woman (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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One of her best known appearances is as the dancing "Chow-chow-chow" lady from the Purina Cat Chow commercials. See more »


Alexander Kokinacis  (his death)  (2 children)

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Being a character actor means you don't have to keep up your beauty while other girls are lucky to get 10 years out of work. When you get to a certain age and there's nothing more for you, character actors can work up into their 70s and 80s. See more »


Retired to Palm Springs, California, where she has continued to perform in local theater productions. See more »


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