Job Actress
Years active 1929-1975
Known for Shop-soiled blondes, secretaries, confidantes
Top Roles Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine, Mrs. Maggie Biederhof, Asylum Inmate, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Pettijohn
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Film Adaptation, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), Mistaken Identity
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Geraldine Page, Michael Callan, Howard Petrie  see more..

Lee Patrick Overview:

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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Lee Patrick Quotes:

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.

[first lines]
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.

Elvira Powell: I didn't know what kind of a heel Harper is. She's like a cop I was sweet on once. He had to work guys over for no reason at all, just because it made him feel important. If I'd known I wouldn't have started on you.

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Lee Patrick Facts
Died on the day before her 81st birthday.

Studio biographies trimmed ten years off her actual age.

Signed with RKO in 1937 so she could repeat her Broadway performance in Stage Door (1937). RKO owned the film rights. However, her role was rewritten for two other actresses, Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers.

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