the other patty

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brie doing the “Patty Duke Show.”

The amazing Patty Duke was mentioned previously in this blog.

However, there was another Patty!

“Patty McCormack (born August 21, 1945) is an American actress with a career in theater, films and television.

She achieved success as a child actress, portrayed Rhoda Penmark,

an eight-year-old sociopath and fledgling serial killer, in The Bad Seed (1954). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film version, The Bad Seed (1956).and received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance (1956).

Her acting career has continued with supporting roles in film and television, including a more recent performance as Pat Nixon in Frost/Nixon (2008).”


Luridly, more brie the bobby-soxer:

and more bobby-soxing with saddle shoes!



Little miss adorable Dawn

Sitting on a tuffet next to her cat

Before the action ensues!


“According to Las Vegas Weekly, the [Liberace] museum,

which exhibited the jewelry, pianos, garish gowns and other artifacts owned by the great pianist, has fallen victim to the economy.

At its peak, the museum rivaled the Hoover Dam as one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, bringing in more than 400,000 visitors per year. Liberace Foundation Board of Directors Chair Jeffrey Koep informed the staff last week all full and part time positions will be eliminated October 17.”

I visited there about 5 years ago. After which i went to the nearby “Blueberry Hill” coffee shop for a waffle washed down with black coffee. Really old song “Anna” on the jukebox. Is that the fab four? Yes! From an old vee jay album no doubt.  At one time (that would be the seventies) Liberace and Elvis were the biggest entertainers in Vega$.


Sultry “Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown

in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.”

In 1949 Her appearance  in The Fountainhead coincided with her on-going affair with her married co-star, Gary Cooper. By 1952, Neal had starred in The Breaking Point,  and Operation Pacific, starring John Wayne. She suffered a nervous breakdown around this time, following the end of her relationship with Cooper, and left Hollywood for New York, returning to Broadway in a revival of The Children’s Hour, in 1952. She also acted in A Roomful of Roses in 1955 and as the mother in The Miracle Worker in 1959. In films, she starred in A Face in the Crowd (1957).”


“Julie Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. Noted for her role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.

Born in Los Angeles, Kavner grew up in Southern California. Known for her improvisation and distinctive voice, Kavner was cast in her first professional acting role as Brenda Morgenstern

in Rhoda in 1974. Following Rhoda, Kavner was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Kavner to voice Marge. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons.

Kavner has been described as “nearly reclusive”; part of her contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video.”