Patty Mccormack Biography
Patty McCormack (Patricia Ellen Russo McCormack) is an American actress. She is perhaps famously known for her performance as Rhoda Penmark in Maxwell Anderson’s 1956 psychological drama The Bad Seedy. She has starred in both films and television shows.
McCormack began her career as a child actress. At the age of four, she was a child model. She began appearing on television at the age of seven. She attended New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mervyn LeRoy’s film adaptation of The Bad Seedy.
She made her first appearance in motion-picture in Two Gals and a Guy in 1951. Later on, she appeared in the television series Mama with Peggy Wood from 1953-56. That same year, she made her Broadway debut in Touchstone. The following year, she got the role of Rhoda Penmark in the original stage version of Maxwell Anderson’s The Bad Seed.
In 1957, she was cast by Orson Welles in his film adaptation of Don Quixote. The filming had to be abandoned for budgetary reasons, and was never fully completed. In 1959 she appeared in an episode of One Step Beyond called “Make Me Not a Witch”. She starred, the early 1960s, in a series of popular teenage delinquent films.
Among them include; The Explosive Generation and The Young Runaways. McCormack held several recurring roles in popular television series. The series include; Dallas, Murder, She Wrote, and The Sopranos. In 2008, she played First Lady Pat Nixon in the feature film Frost/Nixon.
McCormack continues to work regularly and has co-starred in the 2012 series Have You Met Miss Jones?. The following year, she guest-starred in an episode of the series Hart of Dixie. Her most notable recent work was in the Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master. In 2018, she joined the cast of General Hospital temporarily replacing Leslie Charleson.
She took the role of Monica Quartermaine due to injuries Charleson sustained in a fall. In September same year, McCormack portrayed Dr. March, the child psychiatrist in the 2018 television remake of The Bad Seed.
Patty Mccormack Age | How Old Is Patty Mccormack
Patty McCormack was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. She was born on 21st August, 1945. Her current age is 73 years old as of 2018.
Patty Mccormack Net Worth
Patty has made a huge fortune from her career as an actress. McCormack has over 130 acting credits to her name. She starred in the Broadway production of The Bad Seed as a child actress. In 1959 she starred as Torey Peck in the television series Peck’s Bad Girl. From 1979 to 1980 she starred as Anne Brookes in the television series The Ropers.
She has also had recurring roles in the TV series Romance Theatre, Skin, The Sopranos, Have You Met Miss Jones?, and Hart of Dixie. Patty McCormack has an approximated net worth of $5 million. She has mainly accumulated her wealth from her career.
Patty Mccormack Husband
Patty McCormack married restaurateur Bob Catania in 1967. The couple had known each other for some time before their marriage. Into their marriage, the boat started sinking. Six years into their union, thing took a bitter turn and they eventually divorced in 1973.
The couple had two children before their marriage was dissolved. Their daughter Danielle Catania and their son Robert Catania. There has never been any relationship romours about Patty since then.
Patty Mccormack Movies And Tv Shows| Patty Mccormack General Hospital
- Two Gals and a Guy (1951) Fay Oliver
- Here Comes the Groom (1951) Orphan (uncredited)
- The Bad Seed (1956) Rhoda Penmark
- The Snow Queen (1957) Angel, the Robber Girl (voice in 1959 English version)
- Wagon Train (season 2, episode 12: “The Mary Ellen Thomas Story”; 1959) Mary Ellen Thomas
- Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (episode: “Make Me Not a Witch”; 1959) Emmy Horvath
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) Joanna Wilkes
- Gone, But Not Forgotten (2004) Andrea Hammerhill
- Heart of the Beholder (2005) Helen
- Criminal Minds (2005) – Marcia Gordon
- Frost/Nixon (2008) Pat Nixon
- Private Practice (2009) Cynthia
- Desperate Housewives (2010) Teresa Pruitt
- Supernatural (2012) Eleanor Holmes and Betsy
- The Master (2012) Mildred Drummond
- Scandal (2012) Anne Pierce
- Hart of Dixie (2013) Sylvie Stephens-Wilkes
- The Bad Seed (2018) Dr. March
Patty Mccormack Nominations
McCormack was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for The Bad Seed. She also received the Milky Way “Gold Star Award” as the most outstanding juvenile performer in 1956. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6312 Hollywood Boulevard. She received the star in 1960 aged 15, making her the youngest honoree on the Walk.
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Patty looks like she is the most elderly actress in the Walgreens commercial.
Patty Mccormack Interview
Collider: I very much appreciate you talking to me! I was a huge fan of the original movie and your performance in it, and was thrilled to see you in this remake, as well.
Patty McCormack: That’s great. Thank you! That’s so nice.
Could you ever have imagined that you’d be here, in a remake of this movie, doing scenes with the young actress who’s in the role that you played in the original? Does that feel very strange?
Patty McCormack: Yes! I love the notion that the part wasn’t in the original story because then it feels like a brand-new day. But you’re right, it’s so strange that I would be helping her mind, so to speak. Taking appraisal of what I used to be is pretty bizarre. That was very fun.
When and how was this opportunity presented to you, and what was your reaction to learning that there would be this remake?
Patty McCormack: I was surprised. There had been rumors, over the years. There was one in the ‘80s that wasn’t that big of a deal. But this script was so interesting because it brought it into present day, story-wise, changed the mom to a dad, and did a lot of different things like that. The character of the babysitter, for instance, reminded me of the janitor, Leroy. I saw Leroy in her. It was more modern, in that she was trying to make a pass at him, and she accused Emma of being a horrible child, and then she found out that yes, she is. She thought she was imagining some of it, and that she wasn’t really as bad as she thought.
I know that you had said previously that, if this movie were remade, that it would almost certainly be more graphic, which this movie isn’t really. It still leaves quite a bit to your imagination, which I think is really effective.
Patty McCormack: I do, too.
Were you surprised that they were able to still keep that aspect of it?
Patty McCormack: Yeah, I was totally surprised. There was a point in time when I heard that Eli Roth was going to do it. For awhile, he played around with the idea of doing it and I thought, “Oh, my god, it’s going to be really bloody and gory. We’re going to see everything.” So, yes, I love that the tone is almost proper.
How did you find the experience of working with Mckenna Grace?
Patty McCormack: Working with her was just wonderful. It brought me back in time and reminded me of what it’s like to work, as a child. Children don’t necessarily have an easier time, but they have a less complicated time because they’re not adults with all kinds of things on their plate.
How did you find Rob Lowe, as a director, especially on a project like this, where the subject matter can be so delicate for a young actor? How did you find the way he was handling things on set?
Patty McCormack: He was great. I wasn’t present for a lot of the shooting, but what I saw was that he had a nice bond with McKenna. Plus, he was a younger actor, too, and he’s a dad, so he knows how to deal with younger people. But I found that the things he said to me, from a director to an actor, were really helpful.
At what point in your life did you realize that The Bad Seed was something that you’d probably always be remembered for?
Patty McCormack: Soon after it, when I was just into my teens, it was before the internet and people just didn’t look back on work that had been done, previously. They stuck to what was going on, right then. You were rated by your last job, how well you did, and how long ago it was.
You’ve continued acting, over the years. What has guided you, as far as the types of characters you’ve played, in the projects that you’ve worked on?
Patty McCormack: It depends. The stretch of time is long, so at different points in my life, different things have rung my bell. Sometimes, it’s because you think, “I know what to do with this,” or “I know I can bring something to that.” Other times, it’s because you think it’s too scary to do.
I have to tell you that when I saw the original The Bad Seed as a kid, I had never seen a child give a performance like that before and it haunted me then, and still haunts me to this day. I was thrilled that they paid tribute to you, in this way with the remake, as well.
Patty McCormack: That’s very nice to hear. Thank you! I appreciate that.