Elizabeth Patterson

Actor
Often playing waspish or sweet old ladies, Elizabeth Patterson forever earned a place in TV history as Mrs. Trumbull, the neighbor who was Little Ricky's babysitter, on the perennial favorite "I Love Lucy". Although ... Read more »
Born: 11/22/1874 in Savannah, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Tall Story 1960 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

The Oregon Trail 1958 (Movie)

Maria Cooper (Actor)

I Love Lucy 1951 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Casey (Actor)

Front Row Center 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas Shakedown 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Raff (Actor)

Intruder in the Dust 1950 (Movie)

Miss Eunice Habersham (Actor)

Little Women 1948 (Movie)

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I've Always Loved You 1946 (Movie)

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Hail the Conquering Hero 1943 (Movie)

Martha - Libby's Aunt (Actor)

My Sister Eileen 1941 (Movie)

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Remember the Night 1939 (Movie)

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The Cat and the Canary 1938 (Movie)

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1937 (Movie)

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Go West, Young Man 1935 (Movie)

Aunt Kate (Actor)

Hide-Out 1933 (Movie)

'Ma' Miller (Actor)

A Bill of Divorcement 1931 (Movie)

Aunt Hester (Actor)

Love Me Tonight 1931 (Movie)

First Aunt (Actor)

Bad Little Angel (Movie)

Mrs. Perkins (Actor)

Belle Starr (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Beyond the Blue Horizon (Movie)

Mrs. Daly (Actor)

Boy Friend (Movie)

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Breach of Promise (Movie)

Cora Pugmire (Actor)

Bright Leaf (Movie)

Tabitha Jackson (Actor)

Bulldog Drummond's Peril (Movie)

Aunt Blanche (Actor)

Colonel Effingham's Raid (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

Doctor Bull (Movie)

Aunt Patricia (Actor)

Earthbound (Movie)

Becky Tilden (Actor)

Ever in My Heart (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Guilty As Hell (Movie)

Mrs. Ward (Actor)

High, Wide and Handsome (Movie)

Grandma Cortlandt (Actor)

Hold Your Man (Movie)

Miss Tuttle (Actor)

I Married a Witch (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

Kiss the Boys Goodbye (Movie)

Aunt Lilly Lou (Actor)

Lady on a Train (Movie)

Aunt Charlotte (Actor)

Man Wanted (Movie)

Harper (Actor)

Michael Shayne, Private Detective (Movie)

Aunt Olivia (Actor)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

Cora (Actor)

Night of Mystery (Movie)

Mrs. Tobias Greene (Actor)

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

Mrs. Randall (Actor)

Old Hutch (Movie)

Mrs. Hutchins (Actor)

Penrod and Sam (Movie)

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Sing You Sinners (Movie)

Mrs. Beebe (Actor)

South Sea Rose (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Cardboard Lover (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

The Cat Creeps (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

The Conquerors (Movie)

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The Lone Star Ranger (Movie)

Sarah Martin (Actor)

The Return of Peter Grimm (Movie)

Mrs. Bartholomey (Actor)

The Secret Heart (Movie)

Mrs. Stover (Actor)

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (Movie)

Catherine Dennison (Actor)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

Mrs. Fisher (Actor)

The Smiling Lieutenant (Movie)

Baroness von Schwedel (Actor)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Movie)

Mrs. McGregor (Actor)

The Story of Temple Drake (Movie)

Aunt Jennie (Actor)

Tobacco Road (Movie)

Ada Lester (Actor)

Together Again (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

Washington Story (Movie)

Miss Dee (Actor)

Biography

Often playing waspish or sweet old ladies, Elizabeth Patterson forever earned a place in TV history as Mrs. Trumbull, the neighbor who was Little Ricky's babysitter, on the perennial favorite "I Love Lucy". Although that may remain her best-known part, the actress had begun her career at the turn of the 20th Century on stage and arrived in Hollywood in 1926, appearing in silent films like "The Boy Friend" and "The Return of Peter Grimm". Patterson went on to play the high-pitched Aunt Blanche to John Barrymore's amateur sleuth in several "Bulldog Drummond" programmers in the 1930s. She was well cast as the mother trying to hold her family together in the 1941 feature adaptation of "Tobacco Road" (1941). In all, Patterson appeared in more than 90 films ending her career at age 85 in 1960's "Tall Story".

Milestones

1960

Made final feature film, "Tall Story"

1950

Played Kathryn March in CBS version of "Little Women"

1940

Had starring role in feature film version of "Tobacco Road"

1938

Appeared in "Bulldog Drummond" film series

1926

Was actively appearing in silent films

Played recurring role of Mrs. Trumbull on "I Love Lucy" (CBS)

Appeared in hundreds of stage productions

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