Patricia Ellis

Patricia Ellis

Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Mar 1970 (aged 51)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 94661130 · View Source
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Actress. A pretty blonde starlet, she had a brief but significant film career in the 1930s. Born Patricia Gene O'Brien, little is recorded of her early years save that after leaving school she was appearing on stage in New York when she was spotted and signed to a contract by Warner Brothers. Patricia was named a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1932 and that same year made her silver screen bow with a small role in "Three on a Match". Over the coming years she was to appear in a steady string of more that 40 films, mostly B movies; she had her first significant role in 1933's "The King's Vacation" and later that year joined James Cagney in "Picture Snatcher", partnered William Gargan in "A Night at the Ritz" (1935), had a hit with 1936's action feature "Boulder Dam", was Kay Horner in the 1937 crime comedy "Venus Makes Trouble", starred with Laurel and Hardy in 1938's "Block-Heads", and in 1939 earned her final screen credit with the crime drama "Fugitive at Large". Leaving Hollywood for Broadway Patricia was seen in "Louisiana Purchase" but was soon to quit show business to marry businessman George T. O'Malley. She relocated to Kansas City where she lived her final decades and died of cancer. A few of her movies have been preserved.

Bio by: Bob Hufford

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