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Elizabeth Patterson Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Nov 22, 1874
  • Died: Jan 31, 1966
  • Birth Name: Mary Elizabeth Patterson

When young Elizabeth Patterson announced her intention to become an actress, her father, a Tennessee judge, couldn't have been less pleased. Despite family objections, Patterson joined Chicago's Ben Greet Players in the last decade of the 19th century. The gawky, birdlike actress played primarily Shakespearean roles until reaching middle age, when she began specializing in "old biddy" roles. Her Broadway debut came about when she was personally selected by Booth Tarkington to appear in his play Intimate Strangers. After a false start in 1928, Ms. Patterson commenced her Hollywood career at the dawn of the talkie era. Among her more prominent film assignments were [[Feature~V110785~So Red the Rose~soredtherose]] (1935), [[Feature~V1044~The Adventures of Tom Sawyer~theadventuresoftomsawyer]] (1938), [[Feature~V107576~Remember the Night~rememberthenight]] (1940), and [[Feature~V113987~Tobacco Road~tobaccoroad]] (1941). Approaching her eighties, Elizabeth Patterson gathered a whole new flock of fans in the 1950s with her recurring role of the Ricardos' neighbor/ babysitter, Mrs. Trumbull, on television's [[Feature~V159382~I Love Lucy~jegelskerblat]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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