Patricia Smith

Actress Patricia Smith began her career in theater. In 1951, the talented ingnue made her Broadway debut opposite Henry Fonda in the hit play "Point of No Return." Within a few years, she made a natural transition into ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1930

Filmography

Actor (22)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

Jenny's Mother (Actor)

Mimi & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Clairol Presents "Take Charge" With Linda Evans 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Planet Earth 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Tiger 1973 (Movie)

Janet Stoner (Actor)

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies 1972 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

The Debbie Reynolds Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl Who Knew Too Much 1967 (Movie)

Tricia Grinaldi (Actor)

The Bachelor Party 1957 (Movie)

Helen Samson (Actor)

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 (Movie)

Mirror Girl (Actor)

A Case of Rape (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

Actor

I Love You... Goodbye (TV Show)

Actor

Into Thin Air (TV Show)

Actor

Making of a Male Model (TV Show)

Actor

Returning Home (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

Actor

Who Will Love My Children? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Patricia Smith began her career in theater. In 1951, the talented ingénue made her Broadway debut opposite Henry Fonda in the hit play "Point of No Return." Within a few years, she made a natural transition into television, performing in theatrical anthology series like "Ponds Theater" and "Kraft Theatre." She'd go on to become a familiar face on TV, appearing in a long list of hit series over a career that spanned four decades. She may be best known for her recurring role on the acclaimed sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," on which she played Margaret Hoover. Smith also appeared in a handful of films, most memorably as Jack Lemmon's wife in his Oscar-winning drama "Save the Tiger." When Smith found it more difficult to land worthwhile roles, she took a job at the composers' agency Gorfaine-Schwartz in their legal department. She made her final onscreen appearance in 1997 with a small role in the John Travolta/Dustin Hoffman thriller "Mad City." She died nearly 15 years later from heart failure. She was 80 years old.

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