Patricia Dane

Haughty, statuesque stage actress Patricia Dane was signed to an MGM contract in 1941. She played a small but noticeable role in the Clark Gable vehicle Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) before finding her particular niche ... Read more »
Born: in Jacksonville, FL

Filmography

other (5)

Grand Central Murder (Movie)

Mida King (Actor)

I Dood It (Movie)

Juretta Brenton (Actor)

Johnny Eager (Movie)

Garnet (Actor)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (Movie)

Jennitt Hicks (Actor)

Rio Rita (Movie)

Lucette Brunswick (Actor)

Biography

Haughty, statuesque stage actress Patricia Dane was signed to an MGM contract in 1941. She played a small but noticeable role in the Clark Gable vehicle Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) before finding her particular niche as the perennial "other woman," murder suspect/victim, and comedy foil for the likes of Red Skelton and Abbott and Costello. She also found time to marry bandleader Tommy Dorsey (she appeared with Dorsey's brother Jimmy in 1944's I Dood It) and screenwriter Sy Bartlett. Though hardly a great actress, Dane earned a place in the hearts of beleaguered studio employees everywhere when she brusquely told off an obstreperous studio executive in full view of cast and crew. This may be why Pat Dane showed up only in minor roles and bits after MGM dropped her in 1945.

~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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