Patricia Collinge

Patricia Collinge

Highest Rated: 100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Lowest Rated: 83% The Nun's Story (1959)

Birthday: Sep 20, 1892

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

A distinguished actress of the US stage, Collinge, of Irish-American background, made her London debut at age ten and was performing on Broadway by the time she was 14. Primarily a character actress, she also played leading roles, and won considerable acclaim for her heartfelt, nuanced acting. Collinge did not enter films until she was nearly 50, when she reprised her stage role as Aunt Birdie in William Wyler's strong adaptation of Lillian Hellman's blistering 1939 Broadway triumph, "The Little Foxes" (1941). Despite competition from a brilliant cast headed by Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and Teresa Wright, Collinge etched an unforgettable portrait of the genteel, hapless, emotionally abused member of the predatory Giddens family. Indeed, she almost stole the film in her most memorable scene, in which Birdie admits that her headaches are faked and her alcoholism an escape from her intense loathing of her own husband and son.

Highest rated movies

Shadow of a Doubt
The Little Foxes
The Nun's Story

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 81% The Nun's Story Sister William (convent teacher) (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 57% Washington Story Miss Galbreth (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Teresa Mrs. Clara Cass (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 34% Casanova Brown Mrs. Drury (Character) - 1944
100% 89% Shadow of a Doubt Emma Newton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 33% Tender Comrade Helen Stacey (Character) - 1943
100% 87% The Little Foxes Birdie Hubbard (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955-1956 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957