Patty McCormack

Highest Rated: 93% Frost/Nixon (2008)
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

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bad Seed Actor 2018
No Score Yet House of Deadly Secrets (La maison des secrets) Sylvia Holmes 2018
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
43% Don Quixote Actor 1992
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
29% 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
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
No Score Yet Kathy O' Actor

TV

CREDIT
43% GCB
2012
Chessy Bolton
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Teresa Pruitt
  • 2010
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Cynthia
  • 2009
52% Shark
2006-2008
Mary Belkin
  • 2008
No Score Yet What About Brian
2006-2007
Lillian
  • 2006
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Marcia Gordon
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Betty Dwyer
  • 2000
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Fran
  • 1992
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Marge
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Det. Kathleen Chadwick
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Carol Baldwin
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Ropers
1979-1980
Anne Brookes Anne Brookes
  • 1979
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Marilyn
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Betsy
  • 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Julie Sarah
  • 1963
  • 1962

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