Patricia Harty (actress)

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Patricia Harty (born November 5, 1941), also known professionally as Trisha Hart, is an American actress.

Patricia Harty
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Patricia Harty in 1968 publicity photo
Born (1941-11-05) November 5, 1941 (age 79)
OccupationActress
Years active1963–2003
Spouse(s)E. Thomas Kearney
(m. 1968; div. 1970)

Les Sheldon
(m. 1975)

Early yearsEdit

Born in Washington, D.C., Harty lived in Baltimore until age 5, when she and her family moved.[1] She took lessons in singing and dancing while growing up in North Miami, Florida,[2] and graduated from Edison Senior High School in 1957.[3] She worked for a lawyer, took secretarial classes,[4] and majored in English at Columbia University.[1]

CareerEdit

Harty performed in the national company of I Ought to Be in Pictures (1961).[1] On Broadway, Harty's credits include Fiorello! (1959) and Sail Away (1961).[5]

Harty debuted on television as a dancer on Pat Boone's program,[1] and she was a dancer on Perry Como's TV show.[2] She was a featured dancer on Garry Moore's TV series, where she also performed in comedy skits with Carol Burnett.[1] Harty is known for her starring roles in several short-lived television series, Occasional Wife (1966–67) as Greta Patterson,[6]:778 Blondie (1968) as the titular Blondie Bumstead,[6] The Bob Crane Show (1975) as Ellie Wilcox,[7] and Herbie, the Love Bug (1982) as Susan MacLane.[6]:451 She also appeared on Broadway in Fiorello![8] and Sail Away.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In the mid-1960s, Harty was married to E. Thomas Kearney, who was also her manager.[2] She married Occasional Wife co-star Michael Callan.[7] The marriage ended in divorce. She married Les Sheldon, who had been associate producer on The Bob Crane Show, in 1975.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Burroughs, Betty (January 29, 1981). "A familiar face?". The Morning News. Delaware, Wilmington. p. D 1. Retrieved February 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Major, Jack (January 1, 1967). "She's A Girl With A Goal". The Akron Beacon Journal. Ohio, Akron. p. 3. Retrieved February 8, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Sudnow, Naomi (January 5, 1964). "Young Grove Actors Light Stage". The Miami News. Florida, Miami. p. 28. Retrieved February 8, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Kleiner, Dick (August 9, 1975). "Out of failure, success". Record & Journal. Connecticut, Meriden. p. A-4. Retrieved February 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Patricia Harty". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on February 8, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  7. ^ a b Leszczak, Bob (2014). The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide. McFarland. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7864-7790-6. Retrieved February 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Kilgallen, Dorothy (March 6, 1961). "Did Love Spoil Publicity Plan?". The Blade. Ohio, Toledo. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  9. ^ Lyons, Leonard (April 20, 1961). "The Lyons Den". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania, Reading. p. 8. Retrieved March 24, 2021.

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