Patty McCormack

Patty McCormack

Highest Rated: 93% Frost/Nixon (2008)

Lowest Rated: 29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1945

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Because the two actresses tended to play the same type of overwrought roles in the mid-1950s, juvenile stars Patty McCormick and Patty Duke were sometimes mistaken for one another during this period. But once seen in her starmaking role as the homicidal preteen Rhoda Penmark in The Bad Seed (in which she starred on Broadway in 1954 and in the film version in 1956), Patty McCormick can never be confused with anyone else. A pro from the age of four, McCormick was in films from 1951 and TV from 1953. After Bad Seed, she was second-billed as a bratty child star in the theatrical-film Kathy O' (1957) and was headlined in her own 1958 sitcom, Peck's Bad Girl. The uniqueness that characterized McCormick's appearances as a child evaporated when she reached maturity; though she was more than competent playing disturbed teenagers in films like The Miniskirt Mob (1967) and The Young Runaways (1968), these were parts that could have been played equally well by a dozen other young actresses. She acted sporadically into the 1970s and 1980s, her longest assignment being the role of Jeffrey Tambor's upwardly mobile wife on the TV sitcom The Ropers. In 1995, Patty McCormick starred in the direct-to-video Mommy, playing a grown-up edition of the murderous Rhoda from The Bad Seed.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Bad Seed Actor 2018
No Score Yet House of Deadly Secrets (La maison des secrets) Sylvia Holmes 2018
No Score Yet A Moving Romance Actor 2016
85% The Master Mildred Drummond $15.9M 2012
No Score Yet Soda Springs Beth 2012
No Score Yet 2nd Take Actor 2012
No Score Yet Citizen Jane Gertrude 2009
No Score Yet A Christmas Proposal Actor 2008
93% Frost/Nixon Pat Nixon $18.7M 2008
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Snapshot Actor 2005
83% Heart of the Beholder Diane's Mother 2005
57% Shallow Ground Helen Reedy 2004
No Score Yet Robin Cook's Acceptable Risk Lois 2001
No Score Yet The Medicine Show Janice Piegi 2001
No Score Yet Child Stars: Their Story Actor 2000
No Score Yet Silent Predators Vera Conrad 1999
No Score Yet Mommy II: Mommy's Day Actor 1997
No Score Yet Mommy Mommy 1994
29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back Kate Baxter 1988
No Score Yet Private Road: No Trespassing Alice 1987
No Score Yet Invitation to Hell Mary Peterson 1984
No Score Yet Night Partners Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Awakening of Cassie Actor 1982
33% Bug Sylvia Ross 1975
No Score Yet The Mini-Skirt Mob Edie 1968
No Score Yet Maryjane Susan Hoffman 1968
No Score Yet The Young Animals Janet 1968
No Score Yet The Explosive Generation Janet Sommers 1961
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Joanna Wilkes 1960
No Score Yet Kathy O' Kathy O'Rourke 1958
63% The Bad Seed Rhoda Penmark 1956
No Score Yet All Mine to Give Annabelle Eunson 1956
No Score Yet The Medicine Show Actor 1933


42% GCB
Chessy Bolton 2012
72% Desperate Housewives
Teresa Pruitt 2010
51% Private Practice
Cynthia 2009
52% Shark
Mary Belkin 2008
No Score Yet What About Brian
Lillian 2006
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Marcia Gordon 2005
70% Skin
Irene 2003
No Score Yet ER
Betty Dwyer 2000
No Score Yet Empty Nest
Fran 1992
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
Marge 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Det. Kathleen Chadwick 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Carol Baldwin 1982
No Score Yet The Ropers
Anne Brookes Anne Brookes 1979
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marilyn 1974
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Jill 1974
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
Betsy 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
Julie Sarah 1963


Rhoda Penmark says: What would you give me for a basket of kisses?

Rhoda Penmark says: You better give me those shoes. They're mine! Give them back to me!