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Gail Patrick

Highest Rated:   100% Love Crazy (1941)
Lowest Rated:   83% Murder at the Vanities (1934)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet Wagon Wheels
  • Nancy Wellington
1934
83% Murder at the Vanities
  • Sadie Evans
1934
83% 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 If I Had a Million
  • Secretary
1932

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