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Lee Patrick

Highest Rated:   100% The Snake Pit (1948)
Lowest Rated:   25% The Black Bird (1975)
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By her own reckoning, blonde character actress Lee Patrick "played them all: big sister, society matron, hooker, wisecracker, bubble dancer, nuthouse inmate, and even a song and dance girl." She started her career on Broadway, working with such powerhouse talents as Spencer Tracy, George M. Cohan, Pat O'Brien, and George S. Kaufman. Her first film was the New York-based Strange Cargo (1929), though it would be seven years before she'd settle permanently in Hollywood. Patrick acted opposite everyone from Errol Flynn to Laurel and Hardy during her 25-year film career; her most famous assignment was as Effie Perrine, Humphrey Bogart's ever-loving secretary, in The Maltese Falcon (1941). During the 1950s, Patrick switched from hard-boiled roles to matronly characters. From 1953 to 1955, she played the flighty Henrietta Topper on the popular TV sitcom Topper. After 11 years of retirement, Lee Patrick was coaxed back before the cameras to revive her Effie Perrine character in the risible Maltese Falcon "sequel" The Black Bird (1975).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
25% The Black Bird
  • Effie
1975
83% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao
  • Mrs. Howard T. Cassan
1964
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke
  • Mrs. Ewell
1961
No Score Yet Goodbye Again
  • Mme. Fleury
1961
93% Pillow Talk
  • Mrs. Walters
1959
93% Auntie Mame
  • Mrs. Upson
1958
94% Vertigo
  • Mistaken Identity
1958
67% There's No Business Like Show Business
  • Marge
1954
No Score Yet Take Me to Town
  • Rose
1953
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Another Day
  • Janet Higgins
1951
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl
  • Claire Simpson
1950
No Score Yet The Lawless
  • Jan Dawson
1950
No Score Yet Caged
  • Elvira Powell
1950
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma
  • Melissa Price
1949
100% The Snake Pit
  • Asylum Inmate
1948
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum
  • Ruth Bennett
1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Lil
1947
86% Mildred Pierce
  • Mrs. Biederhof
1945
No Score Yet Over 21
  • Mrs. Foley
1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry
  • Gladys Hopkins
1945
No Score Yet Gambler's Choice
  • Fay Lawrence
1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington
  • Madeleine
1944
No Score Yet Jitterbugs
  • Dorcas
1943
No Score Yet Larceny with Music
  • Agatha Parkinson
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Polly Franklin
1942
No Score Yet George Washington Slept Here
  • Rena Leslie
1942
92% Now, Voyager
  • `Deb' McIntyre
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Betty Wilmoth
1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You
  • Eve "Evie" Manning
1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live
  • Head Nurse Johnson
1941
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Effie Perine
1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Betty Trent
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Josie LaRue
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Blondie White
1941
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three
  • Mrs. Pettijohn
1941
80% City for Conquest
  • Gladys
1940
No Score Yet South of Suez
  • Delia Snedeker
1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes
  • Molly Daniels
1939
No Score Yet Fisherman's Wharf
  • Stella
1939
No Score Yet The Sisters
  • Flora Gibbon
1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out
  • Milk Route Customer
1938
No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood
  • Goldie Tibbets
1938
No Score Yet Law of the Underworld
  • Dorothy Palmer
1938
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • Nora Burns
1937

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