Shirley Patterson

Birthday: Dec 26, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
Canadian-born, Los Angeles-reared, Shirley Patterson was voted "Miss California of 1940," as good an entry into films as any at the time. She contracted with Columbia in 1942 and was assigned the female lead opposite Lewis Wilson in the 15-chapter serial Batman the following year. Like so many other starlets, Patterson lent her blonde beauty to all kinds of low-budget fare, from Three Stooges comedies to B-Westerns with Russell Hayden and Charles Starrett, all part of a grooming regimen that also included walk-ons in such major fare as Joan Crawford's They All Kissed the Bride (1942) and Jean Arthur's The More the Merrier (1943). When the studio dropped her option, she moved over to low-budget PRC for a series of Eddie Dean oaters. Retiring to raise a family in 1947, Patterson surprisingly resurfaced in the mid-'50s, co-starring in such sci-fi classics as World Without End (1956), The Land Unknown (1957), and It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), under the name Shawn Smith. She also did her fair share of television, including Bachelor Father, Wyatt Earp, and Passport to Danger, and later did volunteer work with the John Tracy Clinic for the hearing impaired, a hospital founded by her good friend Spencer Tracy.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The French Line Elsie 1954
No Score Yet Second Chance Girl 1953
No Score Yet Black Hills Janet Hadley 1948
No Score Yet Stars Over Texas Terry Lawrence 1946
No Score Yet Driftin' River Actor 1946
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry WAC Brooks 1945
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Mary Saunders 1944
No Score Yet The Batman (An Evening with Batman and Robin) Linda Page 1943
94% The More the Merrier Girl 1943
No Score Yet Redhead from Manhattan Telephone Operator 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Nancy 1943
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Stewardess 1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trail Robin Ryan 1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride Receptionist 1942


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