Gail Patrick (1911–1980)


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Cold, calculating and hard-as-nails is probably the best definition of Gail Patrick's femmes on the 30s and 40s silver screen, and the actress herself was no softie in real life. The tall, slender, patrician beauty was born with the equally stately-sounding name Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 20, 1911. She received a ... See full bio »

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Known For

My Man Godfrey Cornelia Bullock
(1936)
My Favorite Wife Bianca Bates
(1940)
Stage Door Linda Shaw
(1937)
Murders in the Zoo Jerry Evans
(1933)

Filmography

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 1957-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series) (executive producer - 271 episodes)
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Gail Patrick Jackson)
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Other Works:

(11/16/46) Radio: Appeared in a "This Is Hollywood" production of "The Bachelor's Daughters". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gail Patrick Jackson

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

John Ernest Velde Jr.  (her death) | See more »

Parents:

Fitzpatrick, Lawrence | Fitzpatrick, LaVelle
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Personal Quote:

[about rumors of tension on the set of Stage Door (1937)] Kate [Katharine Hepburn] . . . just hated Ginger Rogers. It was pure green envy. Ginge was everything Great Kate wasn't. The crews loved her [Ginger] and hated Kate for the airs she put on. And Ginge at the time was a bigger box-office star than Kate. And can I add a better "natural" actress? I mean she had no training but she was so ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1957 formed, with Erle Stanley Gardner and Cornwell Jackson, Paisano Productions, which produced the Perry Mason (1957) TV series. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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