Gail Patrick

Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)
Birthday: Jun 20, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
Slim, sloe-eyed, dark-haired actress Gail Patrick was once the 21-year-old Dean of women students at her alma mater of Howard College, and briefly studied law at University of Alabama. She was brought to Paramount during that studio's nationwide contest to find an actress to play "the Panther Woman" in Island of Lost Souls (1932). Patrick lost this role to Kathleen Burke, but won a Paramount contract, and co-starred in the studio's horror film follow-up to Island of Lost Souls, 1933's Murders in the Zoo. She played several leading roles -- including a lady lawyer in Disbarred (1939) -- but was more effective as a villainess or "other woman"; her elegant truculence was one of the highlights of the 1936 screwball comedy My Man Godfrey. Patrick's third husband was Thomas Cornwall Jackson, literary agent of Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner. Retired from acting since 1948, Patrick and her husband co-produced the popular Perry Mason TV series, which ran from 1957 through 1966. She made a brief return to acting as a judge in the final Mason episode, which also featured Erle Stanley Gardner himself in a bit role. After her 1969 divorce from Jackson, Patrick attempted to revive Paul Mason for television in 1973, but Monte Markham proved an inadequate substitute for Raymond Burr. Gail Patrick Jackson died of leukemia in 1980.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Calendar Girl Olivia Radford 1947
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie Dolores Starr 1946
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret Ella Randolph 1946
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Barbara Drew 1945
No Score Yet Up In Mabel's Room Mabel Essington 1944
No Score Yet Change of Heart Toni Jarrett 1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Ellen 1942
No Score Yet Kathleen Lorraine Bennett 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Linda Wayne 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Myra Blandy 1942
100% Love Crazy Isobel Grayson 1941
85% My Favorite Wife Bianca 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Marilyn Thomas 1940
No Score Yet Gallant Sons Clare Pendleton 1940
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Margaret Lea 1939
No Score Yet Reno Jessie Gibbs Shayne 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Wives Under Suspicion Lucy Stowell 1938
No Score Yet Mad About Music Gwen Taylor 1938
95% Stage Door Linda 1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models Cynthia Wentworth 1937
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures Meg Archer 1936
100% My Man Godfrey Cornelia Bullock 1936
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1936 Actor 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Theresa Germaine 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Patsy Fletcher 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Elvira 1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas Florence McCrickett 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Mrs. Ellen Barclay 1934
83% Murder at the Vanities Sadie Evans 1934
86% Death Takes a Holiday Rhoda 1934
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance Actor 1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man Ann Hayden Standing 1933
No Score Yet The Phantom Broadcast Laura Hamilton 1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Phantom Mary Foster 1933
No Score Yet Murders in the Zoo Jerry Evans 1933
No Score Yet Pick-Up Pantry Girl 1933
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Secretary 1932