Eddie Applegate

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Eddie Applegate
Born (1935-10-04) 4 October 1935 (age 79)
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actor and Painter
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Betty Jenkins

Eddie Applegate (born October 4, 1935) is an American television actor, best known for his work in the 1960s, most notably in the role of Richard Harrison, the boyfriend of Patty Lane on The Patty Duke Show.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Applegate was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. He appeared as Richard Harrison, the boyfriend of Patty Lane, in 70 out of the 104 episodes of the Patty Duke Show, which was broadcast on ABC from 1963 to 1966.[1] In the 1960s, Applegate appeared as single episode characters in a number of other popular television shows, including The Lucy Show, Daktari, and Gunsmoke. In the 1970 television season, he appeared as Willie Maxwell, a reporter, on the relatively short-lived series Nancy.[1]

Recent work[edit]

In 1999, Applegate reprised the role of Richard Harrison in a Patty Duke Show reunion entitled The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights. In this show, he appeared as the ex-husband of Patty Lane.[1] Also in 1999, Applegate was featured on an episode of E! Entertainment Television's Celebrity Profile, a show which tries the answer the "whatever happened to..." question about relatively well-known entertainment personalities of the past.[1] In the 2000s (decade), Applegate has also appeared occasionally in minor movie roles, such as Exorcism (2003) and Welcome to September (2005).[1]

In 2009, he renewed his acting career with a dramatic new film role as "Henry" in new indie thriller "Rain From Stars", written by Stephen Wallis. Rain From Stars has a star-studded cast on a budget estimated to be $195,000. The original release date was scheduled for 2010 and was actually released May 23, 2013 in the US. [1]


After his television career faded, Applegate became more involved with painting, a hobby that he took up to relax during the time he was working regularly on television shows. He describes himself as a "Realist to Impressionist painter".[2]

Applegate currently lives in Chatsworth, California with his wife Betty.[3]

Applegate is an active member of the San Fernando Valley Art Club, where he served as Vice President.[4]


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