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      Elizabeth Patterson

      Elizabeth Patterson

      Highest Rated: 100% Remember the Night (1940)

      Lowest Rated: 45% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

      Birthday: Nov 22, 1875

      Birthplace: Savannah, Tennessee, USA

      Often playing waspish or sweet old ladies, Elizabeth Patterson forever earned a place in TV history as Mrs. Trumbull, the neighbor who was Little Ricky's babysitter, on the perennial favorite "I Love Lucy." Although that may remain her best-known part, the actress had begun her career at the turn of the 20th Century on stage and arrived in Hollywood in 1926, appearing in silent films like "The Boy Friend" and "The Return of Peter Grimm." Patterson went on to play the high-pitched Aunt Blanche to John Barrymore's amateur sleuth in several "Bulldog Drummond" programmers in the 1930s. She was well cast as the mother trying to hold her family together in the 1941 feature adaptation of "Tobacco Road" (1941). In all, Patterson appeared in more than 90 films ending her career at age 85 in 1960's "Tall Story."

      Highest rated movies

      100% Remember the Night
      100% Love Me Tonight
      95% Hail the Conquering Hero
      95% I Married a Witch
      93% Intruder in the Dust
      91% Dinner at Eight
      91% No Man of Her Own
      88% The Smiling Lieutenant

      Photos

      HOLD YOUR MAN, Theresa Harris, Dorothy Burgess, Jean Harlow, Elizabeth Patterson, Barbara Barondess, Muriel Kirkland, 1933 THE SECRET HEART, Robert Sterling, Elizabeth Patterson, Claudette Colbert, Patricia Medina, on-set, 1946 HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO, Elizabeth Patterson, Eddie Bracken, 1944 A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT, Elizabeth Patterson, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, 1932 LITTLE WOMEN, standing from left: Elizabeth Patterson, Janet Leigh, C. Aubrey Smith, June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien (in bed), 1949, littlewomen1948-fsct09, Photo by: (littlewomen1948-fsct09) TIMOTHY'S QUEST, from left: Elizabeth Patterson, Dickie Moore, 1936 CAT AND THE CANARY, George Zucco, Gale Sondergaard, Douglas Montgomery, Bob Hope, John Beal, Paulette Goddard, Elizabeth Patterson, Nydia Westman, 1939 INTRUDER IN THE DUST, Claude Jarman Jr., Elizabeth Patterson, David Brian, 1949 BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S BRIDE, Eduardo Cianelli (2nd from left), Elizabeth Patterson (center), Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, 1939 LITTLE WOMEN, top from left: Richard Wyler, Elizabeth Patterson, Margaret O'Brien, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, bottom from left: Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Elizabeth Taylor, 1949, littlewomen1948-fsct07, Photo by: (littlewomen1948-fsct07) MICHAEL SHAYNE: PRIVATE DETECTIVE, Lloyd Nolan, Elizabeth Patterson, 1940, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright DADDY LONG LEGS, Elizabeth Patterson, (left), Warner Baxter, Louise Closser Hale, (back, second from right), 1931, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE CAT AND THE CANARY, from left: John Beal, Nydia Westman, Elizabeth Patterson, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 INTRUDER IN THE DUST, Claude Jarman, Jr., Elizabeth Patterson, David Brian, 1949 LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN, Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Winninger, Dennis O'Keefe, 1955 NO MAN OF HER OWN, Tommy Conlon, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Elizabeth Patterson, George Barbier, 1932, in church MICHAEL SHAYNE: PRIVATE DETECTIVE, Marjorie Weaver, Elizabeth Patterson, 1940, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO, Freddie Steele, Elizabeth Patterson, Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Georgia Caine, William Demarest, 1944 TOBACCO ROAD, Ward Bond, Gene Tierney, Zeffie Tilbury, Charley Grapewin, (aka Charles Grapewin), Elizabeth Patterson, William Tracy, Marjorie Rambeau, Slim Summerville, 1941, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved BRIGHT LEAF, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Patterson, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 41% Tall Story Connie (Character) - 1960
      80% 60% Pal Joey Mrs. Casey (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 57% Washington Story Miss Dee (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 58% Bright Leaf Tabitha Singleton (Character) - 1950
      93% 83% Intruder in the Dust Miss Eunice Habersham (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Surrender Mrs. Beecham (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Catherine Dennison (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 67% Welcome Stranger Mrs. Gilley (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Heart Mrs. Stover (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 60% I've Always Loved You Mrs. Sompter (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 20% Colonel Effingham's Raid Cousin Emma (Character) - 1945
      95% 84% Hail the Conquering Hero Libby's Aunt (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 55% The Sky's the Limit Mrs. Fisher (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 38% Her Cardboard Lover Eva (Character) - 1942
      95% 70% I Married a Witch Margaret (Character) - 1942
      80% 65% My Sister Eileen Grandma Sherwood (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Legs Annabelle Dinwiddie (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 37% Tobacco Road Ada Lester (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 35% Belle Starr Sarah (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss the Boys Goodbye Aunt Lily Lou Bethany (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vanishing Virginian Grandma Yancey (Character) - 1941
      100% 84% Remember the Night Aunt Emma (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Becky Tilden (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 29% Bulldog Drummond's Bride Aunt Blanche (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 71% Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Aunt Blanche Clavering (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Leading Citizen Aunt Tillie (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Little Angel Mrs. Perkins (Character) - 1939
      45% 63% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Aunt Hedwige (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 40% High, Wide and Handsome Grandma Cortlandt (Character) - 1937
      60% 17% Go West, Young Man Aunt Kate Barnaby (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 61% Small Town Girl Ma Brannan (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Hutch Mrs. Sarah Hutchins (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Cheers for Love Wilma Chester (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Yesterday Mlle. Prefere (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 41% Hide-Out "Ma" Miller (Character) - 1934
      86% 65% The Story of Temple Drake Aunt Jennie (Character) - 1933
      91% 74% Dinner at Eight Miss Copeland (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 75% Hold Your Man Miss Tuttle (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 39% Ever in My Heart Clara Tuttle (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 43% Man Wanted Miss Harper (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 20% Miss Pinkerton Aunt Juliet Mitchell (Character) - 1932
      60% 57% A Bill of Divorcement Aunt Hester Fairfield (Character) - 1932
      91% 69% No Man of Her Own Mrs. Randall (Character) - 1932
      100% 83% Love Me Tonight First Aunt (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New Morals for Old Aunty Doe (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Expert Miss Crackenwald (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 50% So Big Mrs. Tebbit (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins Mrs. Tubby (uncredited) (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Lady Mrs. Courtney (Character) - 1931
      88% 66% The Smiling Lieutenant Baroness von Schwedel (uncredited) (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs Mrs. Lippett (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Friend Mrs. Harper (Character) - 1926
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Peter Grimm Mrs. Bartholomey (Character) - 1926

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Miss Bessie (Character) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lavinia (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1957
      No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Mrs. Willoughby (Guest Star) 1952-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Aunt March (Character) 1950