Patricia Patts

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 Patts
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Born
Patricia Ann Patts

(1967-07-31) July 31, 1967 (age 53)
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, author, entrepreneur
Years active1978–present
Known forVoice of Peppermint Patty, Annie (musical)

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] At the same time, she was also the voice of Peppermint Patty for the Peanuts cartoons.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] She was featured on the news show singing "Something was Missing" from Annie.

She currently lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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
1989 TV 101 Sandy Guest

TheaterEdit

Year Show Role Theater
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

DiscographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'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.
  2. ^ The Little Rascals Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ https://annieorphans.com/notes/Patricia_Ann_Patts-2nd_National_Tour
  4. ^ Shalit, Gene. "Annie Hits the Road". Seventeen, November 1978, pp. 86–88.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "A room for every budget". Nashville Post.
  7. ^ Patts, Patricia. "IMDb".

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