Character actress, Lee Patrick, was born on Nov 22, 1901 in New York City, NY. Patrick died at the age of 81 on Nov 21, 1982 in Laguna Hills, CA .
Lee Patrick was a plain but peppy American actress, hard on the heels of Veda Ann Borg and Gladys George in the shop-soiled blonde stakes, although not quite in the same mold, being just as likely to turn up as secretary (supremely as Girl-Friday Effie in The Maltese Falcon, a role she amusingly reprised 34 years later in The Black Bird), or confidante. She died from a heart attack.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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With Bogart in The Maltese Falcon. She was Effie Perine in The Maltese Falcon (1941). Maggie Biederhof in Mildred Pierce (1945). Elvira Powell in Caged (1950). could do it all. Undeniably talented but woefully underrated, Patrick died on today?s date in 1982, just one day before her 81st... Read full article
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Molly: [Sarcastically] I can believe that.
Effie Perine: Look at me, Sam. You worry me. You always think you know what you're doing, but you're too slick for your own good. Some day you're going to find it out.
Sam Spade: Yes, sweetheart?
Effie Perine: There's a girl wants to see you. Her name's Wonderly.
Sam Spade: A customer?
Effie Perine: I guess so. You'll want to see her anyway. She's a knockout.
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