Patricia Patts (born July 31, 1967) is an American actress, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She played the lead role in the 1978 Los Angeles touring production of Annie, and the voice of Peppermint Patty on the show Peanuts.
Patricia Ann Patts
July 31, 1967
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter, author, entrepreneur|
|Known for||Voice of Peppermint Patty, Annie (musical)|
Patts was born July 31, 1967, in California. She is one of five children, all of whom were involved in acting or music. She started as a child actor in the early 1970s performing in local theatre companies in the Pasadena area. At age six, she appeared in her first commercial for Mama Celeste Pizza.
Patts attended Pasadena Alternative School and, while a student, was appointed to a student trustee's position on the Pasadena Board of Education.
In 1977, Norman Lear was casting for a new version of The Little Rascals. Patts had originally auditioned for the role of Darla, but since she wasn't the Darla type, they wrote in a new role for her; Rocky. That year she also had a small role in the short lived TV show, A Year at the Top. In 1978, she auditioned, along with 2,000 other girls, for a role in the Los Angeles touring production of Annie. She won the title role and went on to play the part in San Francisco and Los Angeles between 1978-1979. At the same time, she was also the voice of Peppermint Patty for the Peanuts cartoons.
Patts went on to work on a number of television shows including Archie Bunker's Place, TV 101, Student Exchange (TV movie), The Judge, K*I*D*S, and A Place to Call Home (TV movie). She also has roles in the films Party Line and For Keeps.
In 2013, Patts opened a business called Write Off the Row. In 2017, in anticipation of the 40th Anniversary of the musical Annie, she was invited by Inside Edition to New York to celebrate the musical. She was featured on the news show singing "Something was Missing" from Annie.
She currently lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
|1977||The Little Rascals||Rocky||Series Regular|
|1977||A Year at the Top||Patricia||Guest|
|1980||She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown||Peppermint Patty||TV Special Voice Over|
|1980||The Fantastic Funnies||Herself||TV Special|
|1983||Archie Bunker's Place||Cathy Berger||Guest|
|1983||K*I*D*S||Penny||PBS TV Series Regular - Emmy Award, Best Series for Children & Youth|
|1987||Student Exchange||Dancer||TV movie|
|1987||A Place to Call Home||Sarah Gavin||TV movie|
|1987||The Judge||Amish Girl||Guest|
|1988||Party Line||Jennifer||Feature Film Lead|
|1988||For Keeps||Desdemona||Feature Film|
|1978-1979||Annie||Annie||Curran Theater/Shubert Theater|
|1995||Unsinkable Molly Brown||Molly Brown||Glendale Center Theater|
|1997||Annie||A Star is Born||TPAC|
|2004||Dickens of a Christmas||Ghost of Christmas Present||Boiler Room Theater|
|Year||Artist||Song Title||Album Title|
|2016||Erin Mclendon||When God Made a Woman||Making It Up As We Go|
|2016||Amy Taylor||Kids Again||Amy Taylor|
- "'Annie' kid doesn't want to be a star". Quad-City Times. Iowa, Davenport. July 26, 1983. p. 2. Retrieved 20 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- The Little Rascals Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Shalit, Gene. "Annie Hits the Road". Seventeen, November 1978, pp. 86–88.
- Mendelson, Lee (December 31, 1978). "Highlights of Sparky Schulz' 30-Year-Old 'Peanuts' Gang". The San Francisco Examiner. p. 38. Retrieved March 19, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
- "A room for every budget". Nashville Post.
- Patts, Patricia. "IMDb".