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|Also Known As:||Margaret Lavelle Fitzpatrick||Died:||July 6, 1980|
|Born:||June 20, 1911||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Birmingham, Alabama, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor television producer college dean|
Dorothy Patrick was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1939, she won Jesse Lasky's "Gateway to Hollywood" contest. Patrick's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "New Orleans" (1947), the biopic "Till the Clouds Roll By" (1947) with Robert Walker and "Come to the Stable" (1949). She also appeared in "Follow Me Quietly" (1949). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties, appearing in "711 Ocean Drive" (1950) with Edmond O'Brien, the Louis Hayward crime feature "House By the River" (1950) and "Desert Passage" (1952). She also appeared in "Retreat, Hell!" (1952). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in the comedy "Half a Hero" (1953) with Red Skelton, "Torch Song" (1953) and the dramatic adaptation "Men of the Fighting Lady" (1954) with Van Johnson. She also appeared in "Las Vegas Shakedown" (1955) with Dennis O'Keefe. Patrick more recently acted in the crime picture "Violent Saturday" (1955) with Victor Mature. Patrick's husband was Harold Hammerman. Patrick passed away in May 1987 at the age of 66.
polly smith ( 2006-02-23 )
Gail Patrick left showbiz to raise a family but went on to produce the "Perry Mason" TV series.
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