Patty McCormack

Actor, Model, Singer
Most child performers are recalled for their Shirley Templesque sweetness; others for being "awful bad" such as Jane Withers. But no child actor can boast a role as memorably malicious, evil, psychotic and twisted as ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Hart of Dixie 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buttwhistle 2014 (Movie)

Grandma Confer (Actor)

GCB 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Master 2012 (Movie)

Mildred Drummond (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elevator Girl 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smith 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

Pat Nixon (Actor)

Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sopranos 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heart of the Beholder 2004 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Shallow Ground 2004 (Movie)

Helen Reedy (Actor)

The Medicine Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Acceptable Risk 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1990 - 1992, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1992, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mommy 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Flamingo Kid 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday the 14th Strikes Back 1988 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

The Ropers 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Bug 1975 (Movie)

Sylvia Ross (Actor)

The Best of Everything 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Maryjane 1968 (Movie)

Susan Hoffman (Actor)

The Young Runaways 1968 (Movie)

Deanie Dobson (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

The Explosive Generation 1960 (Movie)

Janet Sommers (Actor)

All Mine to Give 1957 (Movie)

Annabelle Eunson (Actor)

Cavalcade of America 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

I Remember Mama 1948 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bad Seed 1956 (Movie)

Rhoda (Actor)

Revlon Mirror Theater 1952 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Proposal (TV Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Their Story (TV Show)

Actor

Invitation to Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Woman: Snapshot (TV Show)

Actor

Night Partners (TV Show)

Actor

On Wings of Eagles (TV Show)

Actor

Peck's Bad Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Predators (TV Show)

Actor

The Web (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Most child performers are recalled for their Shirley Templesque sweetness; others for being "awful bad" such as Jane Withers. But no child actor can boast a role as memorably malicious, evil, psychotic and twisted as Patty McCormack, who played Rhoda Penmark, the petite blonde-braided girl who seems so neat, clean and perfect, but who kills a schoolmate because he won a penmanship award she thought was due her in "The Bad Seed" (1956). Come to think of it, McCormack's Rhoda killed half the cast on Broadway in 1954 and on the big screen in 1956. Since outgrowing her youthful parts, Patricia McCormack (as she is now billed) has had a sporadic adult career, but each year a new generation comes to know her 10-year old self as "The Bad Seed."

Relationships

Robert Catania

Husband
Married in 1967 later divorced

Danielle Catania

Daughter
Father, Robert Catania

Robert Catania

Son
Father, Robert Catania

Frank Russo

Father

Elizabeth Russo

Mother

Ernest Thompson

Companion
Had an eight-year relationship no longer together

Milestones

2008

Portrayed First Lady Pat Nixon in Peter Morgan's film adaption of "Frost/Nixon"

2003

Appeared in the short-lived FOX drama "Skin"

2000

Had a recurring role on "The Sopranos" (HBO) as Adriana's (Drea de Matteo) mother, Liz La Cerva

1999

Acted the role of Mrs Daigle in the Staten Island production of "The Bad Seed"; directed by nephew Fred Cerullo

1997

Reprised her role in the direct-to-video sequel "Mommy II: Mommy's Day"

1995

Returned to villainy in title role of "Mommy" (released direct to video)

1988

Returned to features in the horror spoof "Saturday the 14th Strikes Back"

1983

Made TV-movie debut, "Night Partners"

1981

Played recurring role of Evelyn Michaelson on the CBS primetime soap "Dallas"

1979

Was regular on the ABC sitcom "The Ropers"

1975

Appeared as Kim on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

1975

Made one-shot return to features with "Bug"

1969

Was a regular on "The Best of Everything" (ABC)

1968

Last feature film for seven years, "The Young Runaways"

1962

Appeared on NBC soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"

1959

Played tomboyish daughter on CBS sitcom "Peck's Bad Girl"

1956

Reprised role of Rhoda in the screen version of "The Bad Seed"; earned Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1954

Starred on Broadway as Rhoda in "The Bad Seed"

1953

Played regular role of Ingeborg in the CBS comedy/drama "Mama"

1953

Made Broadway debut in "Touchstone"

1952

Made TV debut in episode of "Kraft Theatre"

1951

Made screen debut in "Two Gals and a Guy"

1949

Began working as a model at age four

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