Neva Patterson (1920–2010)


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Lean-framed, arch and edgy, somewhat hard-looking, dark-haired Neva Patterson, known by face perhaps as opposed to name, was a familiar presence in heavily-styled drama of the 1950s and 1960s radio, stage, film and TV. Christened Neva Louise Patterson in 1920 (some sources incorrectly state 1922) to a mailman father and seamstress mother, she was ... See full bio »

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David and Lisa Mrs. Clemens
(1962)
(1957)
V Eleanor Dupres
(1983)
(1976)

Filmography

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 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dr. Margaret Rose Morris
- Fool for Love (1992) ... Dr. Margaret Rose Morris
 1988 Deadline: Madrid (TV Movie)
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Marguerite Spooner
- A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking (1987) ... Marguerite Spooner
- No Chemo, Sabe? (1987) ... Marguerite Spooner
- Heart On (1987) ... Marguerite Spooner
- Handoff (1987) ... Marguerite Spooner
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie)
Carlotta Levy
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
Lady Judith Eason
 1986 Amen (TV Series)
Judge Blandis
- Sermon from the Cell (1986) ... Judge Blandis
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Mrs. Atwood
- Hornet's Nest (1986) ... Mrs. Atwood
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Katherine Wellington
- Steele at Your Service (1986) ... Katherine Wellington
 1984-1985 Webster (TV Series)
Emily Calder-Young
- Good Grief (1985) ... Emily Calder-Young
- In the Family Way: Part 2 (1985) ... Emily Calder-Young
- Thanksgiving Show (1984) ... Emily Calder-Young
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
Ilene
- Dangerous Ground (1985) ... Ilene
- Of Boardrooms & Bedrooms (1985) ... Ilene
- For Gloria's Benefit (1985) ... Ilene
- Overture (1985) ... Ilene
 1984 All of Me
Gretchen
 1984 V: The Final Battle (TV Mini Series)
Eleanor Dupres
- Part Three (1984) ... Eleanor Dupres
- Part Two (1984) ... Eleanor Dupres
- Part One (1984) ... Eleanor Dupres
 1983 Dynasty (TV Series)
Ms. Pomeroy
- The Hearing: Part 1 (1983) ... Ms. Pomeroy
 1983 V (TV Mini Series)
Eleanor Dupres
- Part 2 (1983) ... Eleanor Dupres
- Part 1 (1983) ... Eleanor Dupres
 1983 Star 80
Playboy Executive
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Muriel Lacey
- Let Them Eat Pretzels (1983) ... Muriel Lacey
 1982 Something So Right (TV Movie)
Mrs. Farrow
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Mrs. Kirby
 1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Emma Crittenden
- The Mayflower's Women Historical Society (1982) ... Emma Crittenden
 1981 The Two of Us (TV Series)
Helena
- Old Alf (1981) ... Helena
 1981 The Big Black Pill (TV Movie)
Eliza Farinpour
 1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dolly Simmons
- For Old Times Sake (1980) ... Dolly Simmons
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Swamp Molly
- Swamp Molly (1979) ... Swamp Molly
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Aunt Kate Grover Daly
- The Parting (1979) ... Aunt Kate Grover Daly
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story
Mrs. Holly
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Lockwood
- Passing (1978) ... Mrs. Lockwood
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
Marian's Mother
 1973-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Lillian Enright / Liza / Bea Johnson
- Prisoner of Deceit (1977) ... Lillian Enright
- Portrait of Evil (1975) ... Liza
- Murder-Go-Round (1973) ... Bea Johnson
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Judge Leigh
- Bedeviled Angel (1977) ... Judge Leigh
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Victoria Mackie
- Crypt (1977) ... Victoria Mackie
 1977 The Domino Principle
Gaddis
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Mrs. Welch / Pat's mother
- Episode #2.90 (1977) ... Mrs. Welch (credit only)
- Episode #2.88 (1977) ... Mrs. Welch (uncredited)
- Episode #2.85 (1977) ... Mrs. Welch
- Episode #2.50 (1976) ... Pat's mother (credit only)
- Episode #2.47 (1976) ... Pat's mother (uncredited)
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Helen Reeves
- The Final Chapter (1977) ... Helen Reeves
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Marge Raymond
- Home Movie (1976) ... Marge Raymond
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Warden Sorenson
- Angels in Chains (1976) ... Warden Sorenson
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Ms. Maloney
- The Unemployment Story: Part 2 (1976) ... Ms. Maloney
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
Mrs. Buchanan
- Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976) ... Mrs. Buchanan
 1976 All the President's Men
CRP Woman
 1975 Maude (TV Series)
Stephanie
- The Christmas Party (1975) ... Stephanie
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Ellen Stafford
- Criss-Cross (1975) ... Ellen Stafford
 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
Connie Mercer
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
Alice Collingwood
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Louise Hartman
- Just by Accident (1975) ... Louise Hartman
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Emma Yarborough
- Trackdown (1974) ... Emma Yarborough
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Brown
- The Circus (1974) ... Mrs. Brown
 1973-1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Margaret Brimble / Margaret 'Mags' Brimble
- Things That Might Have Been (1974) ... Margaret Brimble
- A Time to Live (1974) ... Margaret Brimble
- The Carrier (1974) ... Margaret Brimble
- The Runner (1974) ... Margaret Brimble
- A Small Hand of Friendship (1974) ... Margaret Brimble
 1974 The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (TV Movie)
Mrs. Denver
 1973 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Maureen Larson
- Corpse and Robbers (1973) ... Maureen Larson
 1973 Message to My Daughter (TV Movie)
Mrs. Oliver
 1972-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Edith Burke / Helen Flint
- Once a Lion (1973) ... Edith Burke
- Who Saw Him Die? (1972) ... Helen Flint
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Gerry Sindall
- All About Andrea (1973) ... Gerry Sindall
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Mary
- Legion of Demons (1973) ... Mary
 1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Edna Scott
- P.S. I Loathe You (1973) ... Edna Scott
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Judge Eleanor Cable
- The Endangered Species (1972) ... Judge Eleanor Cable
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Ma Ketcham
- Bertha (1972) ... Ma Ketcham
- All in the Family (1972) ... Ma Ketcham
- Wonder Fizz Flies Again (1972) ... Ma Ketcham
- Man's Best Enemy (1972) ... Ma Ketcham
- Fight of the Century (1972) ... Ma Ketcham
 1971 The Police (TV Movie)
Wife
 1971 Skin Game
Mrs. Claggart
 1969-1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Maggie McLeod
- From Here to Maternity (1970) ... Maggie McLeod
- P.S. I Don't Love You (1970) ... Maggie McLeod
- A Day in the Life (1970) ... Maggie McLeod
- The Making of the Governor (1970) ... Maggie McLeod
- Check the Check (1970) ... Maggie McLeod
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Dorothy Carter
- The Wooing of Mr. Monroe (1970) ... Dorothy Carter
 1968 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Clement
- The Fatal Hours (1968) ... Mrs. Clement
 1967 Counterpoint
Dorothy
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Aunt Maggie
- Saturday (1967) ... Aunt Maggie
 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Miss Moore / Miss Mason
- My Cousin the Heroine (1965) ... Miss Moore
- The Tycoons (1964) ... Miss Mason
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Mrs. Horrell
- Between Candor and Shame (1965) ... Mrs. Horrell
 1963-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Carrie Hayes / Nurse Casselli
- Night of the Witch (1965) ... Carrie Hayes
- The Guilt of Molly Kane (1963) ... Nurse Casselli
- Express Stop from Lenox Avenue (1963) ... Carrie Hayes
 1964 Dear Heart
Connie Templeton
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Vera Delwyn
- Mother Enemy (1964) ... Vera Delwyn
 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Louise Lofting / Mrs. Walsh
- Blacklist (1964) ... Louise Lofting
- The Empty Chute (1962) ... Mrs. Walsh
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Miss Morley
- Color Schemes Like Never Before (1963) ... Miss Morley
 1955-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Helen
- The White Lie (1962)
- Obsession (1955) ... Helen
 1962 David and Lisa
Mrs. Clemens
 1962 The Spiral Road
Louise Kramer
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Frederica Warren
- An Expensive Glass of Water (1961) ... Frederica Warren
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Hotel guest
- Slezak and Son (1960) ... Hotel guest
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
Olivia Fairchild
- Total Recall (1960) ... Olivia Fairchild
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Louise Carnegie
- Millionaire's Mite (1960) ... Louise Carnegie
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Blanche Oehrichs aka Michael Strange
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Elizabeth Murray
- Reunion (1958) ... Elizabeth Murray
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Lois Clark
 1952-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Your Every Wish (1957)
- The Lantern Copy (1952)
- Tour of Duty (1952)
 1948-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Lisa / Luciana
- Departure (1955) ... Lisa
- The Silent Room (1950)
- The Comedy of Errors (1949) ... Luciana
- The Dover Road (1948)
 1957 Desk Set
Miss Warriner
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Amelia Shotgraven
 1955-1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Night Escape (1956)
- Long Distance (1955)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Gwen
- Man on Fire (1956) ... Gwen
 1955-1956 Studio One (TV Series)
Helen / Ella Vining
- My Son Johnny (1956) ... Helen
- Cross My Heart (1955) ... Ella Vining
 1953-1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
Mrs. Coade (segment) / Elizabeth (segment "The Sojourner") / (segment "The Last Night of Don Juan")
- Dear Brutus (1956) ... Mrs. Coade (segment)
- The Sojourner (1953) ... Elizabeth (segment "The Sojourner")
- The Last Night of Don Juan (1953) ... (segment "The Last Night of Don Juan")
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ellie / Cora
- Man with a Vengeance (1955) ... Ellie
- O, Lonely Moon (1955) ... Cora
 1952-1955 Danger (TV Series)
- Wire Tap (1955)
- The Double Deal (1952)
 1949-1955 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Elizabeth Chapin
- A Little Night Music (1951) ... Elizabeth Chapin
- Confession (1951)
- The American (1950)
- St. Helena (1949)
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Liz Imbrie
- The Philadelphia Story (1954) ... Liz Imbrie
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Iris
- High Man (1954) ... Iris
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie)
Ursula
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Hamlet (TV Movie)
 1953 Taxi
Miss Millard
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
Belva Magnus
- Night Riders in Apartment A (1952) ... Belva Magnus
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Act of Divorce (1952)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Kelly Davis / Mrs. Haley
- The Crooked Frame (1952) ... Kelly Davis
- Night Drive (1952) ... Mrs. Haley
 1951 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Shining Hour (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Claire Whitcomb / Thelma
- Second Sight (1951) ... Claire Whitcomb
- Not Guilty - Of Much (1951) ... Thelma
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- Checkmate (1951)
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Portrait of Niki (1951)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (1951)
 1950 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- Two for a Penny (1950)
 1949 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Pengallen's Bell (1949)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Just for Tonight (1949)
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Stage Play: The Ivy Green. Written by Mervyn Nelson. Directed by Roy Hargrave and Richard Barr. Lyceum Theatre: 5 Apr 1949- 9 Apr 1949 (7 performances). Cast: Leta Bonynge (as "Maria Beadnell"), Oliver Cliff (as "Daniel MacLise"), Ernest Cossart (as "John Dickens") [final Broadway role], June Dayton (as "Ellen Ternan"), Judith Evelyn (as "... See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Young sister (by three years) of Harlan Patterson, whom she remained close. He left Nevada, Iowa following high school graduation and wound up in New York City working for IBM. Following his retirement, he followed his sister to Southern California and for a time helped type up Neva's husband's teleplays and screenplays while she edited them. See more »

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