Patsy Kelly

Patsy Kelly

  • Highest Rated: 100% Topper Returns (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
  • Birthday: Jan 12, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Patsy Kelly was a dumpy, big-eyed comedic actress with Brooklyn manners and accent. Having studied dance since childhood and also developed into a skilled comedienne, she was very popular in Broadway musicals of the early '30s such as Earl Carroll's Sketches and Wonder Bar, opposite Al Jolson in the latter. In 1933 Hal Roach brought her to Hollywood to replace ZaSu Pitts as Thelma Todd's costar in a popular series of two-reel comedies. Over the next decade she sustained a busy screen career, often playing the deadpan, wisecracking friend of the heroine in comedies and musicals; occasionally she played leads, as well. She retired after 1943, reportedly because of a drinking problem. Later she worked on radio and TV and performed with close friend Tallulah Bankhead in the play Dear Charles, at Bankhead's kind invitation. In the '60s she returned occasionally to films in supporting roles. In 1971 she scored a major success as the costar (a tap-dancing maid) of the Broadway revival of No No Nanette, for which she won a Tony Award; she went on to perform in the Broadway revival of Irene.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Every Night At Eight Actor 2014
78% The North Avenue Irregulars Rose 1979
70% Freaky Friday Mrs. Schmauss 1976
No Score Yet The Phynx Herself 1970
97% Rosemary's Baby Laura-Louise 1968
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Myrtle Forbush 1966
93% The Naked Kiss Mac 1964
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Maggie 1960
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky Gertrude Ross 1960
No Score Yet My Son, the Hero Gerty 1943
No Score Yet Ladies' Day Hazel Jones 1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
No Score Yet In Old California Helga 1942
No Score Yet Sing Your Worries Away Bebe 1942
No Score Yet Playmates Lulu Monahan 1941
No Score Yet Broadway Limited (The Baby Vanishes ) Patsy 1941
100% Topper Returns Emily the Maid 1941
No Score Yet Road Show Jinx 1941
No Score Yet The Gorilla Kitty, the Maid 1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady Katie Callahan 1938
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Peggy O'Brien 1938
60% Swiss Miss Actor 1938
No Score Yet Merrily We Live Rosa, the Cook 1938
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Sadie Day 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star Nellie Moore 1937
No Score Yet Nobody's Baby Kitty Reilly 1937
No Score Yet Wake Up and Live Patsy Kane 1937
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Bessie Winters 1936
No Score Yet Private Number Gracie 1936
No Score Yet Sing, Baby, Sing Fitz 1936
No Score Yet Kelly the Second Molly Patricia Kelly 1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million Phoebe Mason 1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Betty 1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance Irma 1935
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) Kitty Lennihan 1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Actor 1934
80% Going Hollywood Jill 1923

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mrs. Neeley
  • 1968
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Mama
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Juror #1
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Minnie
  • 1960

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