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Patsy Kelly

Highest Rated:   100% Topper Returns (1941)
Lowest Rated:   60% Swiss Miss (1938)
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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
75% The North Avenue Irregulars
  • Rose
1979
71% Freaky Friday
  • Mrs. Schmauss
1976
99% Rosemary's Baby
  • Laura-Louise
1968
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • Myrtle Forbush
1966
92% The Naked Kiss
  • Mac
1964
67% 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 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 Nobody's Baby
  • Kitty Reilly
1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star
  • Nellie Moore
1937
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade
  • Bessie Winters
1936
No Score Yet Private Number
  • Gracie
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
No Score Yet Going Hollywood
  • Jill
1923

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