July 1, 1956 |
Whittier, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robert Ginty (1983-?; divorced; 1 child)
Michael Lembeck (?-present; 2 children)
Lorna Patterson (born July 1, 1956) is an American film, stage and television actress.
Life and career
Patterson was born in Whittier, California, where she attended Rio Hondo College for a single semester. She is a founding member of the Musical Theatre Guild and has appeared in many stage musicals. She is perhaps best known for her role as Randy, the blonde stewardess in the 1980 comedy hit, Airplane!, and for her lead role in the television version of the film Private Benjamin. In 1974 Lorna performed melodrama at The Birdcage theatre in Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park California.
Patterson was married to actor Robert Ginty. (In a bit of irony, Lorna worked with Ginty's first wife, Francine Tacker in the short-lived sitcom Goodtime Girls in 1980, which also starred a pre-Designing Women Annie Potts and Georgia Engel). She is currently married to actor/director Michael Lembeck, and the couple have two children. Patterson converted to Judaism a few years after marrying Lembeck, after having developed an interest in the religion and completing courses in The Louis and Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, a division of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. She studied with Rabbi Neal Weinberg, who now heads the Judaism by Choice program in Los Angeles.