Lee Patrick (actress)

Lee Patrick ( born November 22, 1901 in New York City; † November 21, 1982 in Laguna Hills, California ) was an American actress.


She gave 1924 her acting debut on Broadway. Five years later, she went to Hollywood, where she starred opposite big stars like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Doris Day, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman, Errol Flynn and William Holden soon. Patrick was considered a very versatile actress in the drama Women's Prison, she played a bitter inmate while in the movie The great aunt rather shrill with lake view at the Rosalind Russell. She played her most famous role probably as secretary of Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon. Most recently, she played almost only minor supporting roles, such as mentioned by James Stewart motorist in Vertigo - From the realm of the dead. Mid-1960s, she retired into private life. In 1975 the actress had a brief comeback in the film The Blackbird.

The artist was married from 1937 until her death in 1982, Thomas Wood. The marriage remained childless. Lee Patrick died one day before her 81st birthday of a heart attack.

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