Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Highest Rated: 88% Save the Tiger (1973)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Aviator (1985)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1930

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Save the Tiger
The Spirit of St. Louis




20% 41% The Aviator Costume Designer - 1985
No Score Yet 58% Who Will Love My Children? Cleta Thomas (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 64% The Scarlett O'Hara War Louise Knight (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses Mrs. Leah Jenkins (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me Where It Hurts Naomi (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Planet Earth Skylar (uncredited) (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case of Rape Marge Bracken (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You... Goodbye Gwen (Character) - 1974
88% 74% Save the Tiger Janet Stoner (Character) - 1973
86% 75% The Spirit of St. Louis Mirror Girl (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 47% The Bachelor Party Helen Samson (Character) - 1957


36% 89% Bluff City Law Judge Dunbar (Guest Star) 2019
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Sara Kingsley (Guest Star) 1989
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Sarah Stearns (Guest Star) 1985 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975 1978-1979
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Emily Matthews (Guest Star) 1971 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Rae Kincaid (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Margaret Hoover (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Amy Adams (Guest Star) 1964 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Eliza Jane Meeker (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Wanda Buren (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Edna Walston (Guest Star) 1958 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Sylvia Bayles (Character) 1961
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961