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Patty McCormack

Patricia "Patty" McCormack is an American actress with a career in theater, film and television. McCormack started her career as a child actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Rhoda Penmark in Maxwell Anderson's 1956 psychological drama The Bad Seed. She was critically acclaimed for her role on the Broadway stage and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the adaptation of Mervyn LeRoy. Her acting career continued with leading and supporting roles in film and television including Helen Keller in Playhouse 90's original The Miracle Worker, Jeffrey Tambor's wife, Anne Brookes in the station's sitcom The Ropers. ABC, and as Pat Nixon in Frost / Nixon.

Born Patricia Ellen Russo, August 21, 1945, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1951–present
Children 2

About Patty McCormack

Actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as a sociopathic eight year old in the 1956 film The Bad Seed. She has earned over 100 credits across TV and film in a career spanning over six decades.

Patty McCormack before fame

She began modeling at age four and her film debut came at the age of five in the 1951 film Two Gals and a Guy.

Achievement of Patty McCormack

In 2008, she played Pat Nixon in the political drama Frost/Nixon.

Patty McCormack family life

She was married to Bob Catania from 1967 to 1973. Her mother was a professional roller skater named Elizabeth.

Associations of Patty McCormack

She starred opposite Nancy Kelly in the 1956 drama The Bad Seed.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Patty McCormack

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Latest information about Patty McCormack updated on August 01 2021.