Neva Patterson

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Neva Patterson
Neva Patterson 1969.JPG
Patterson in 1969.
Born Neva Louise Patterson
(1920-02-10)February 10, 1920
near Nevada, Iowa, U.S.
Died December 14, 2010(2010-12-14) (aged 90)
Brentwood, California, U.S.
Occupation film, stage and television actress
Years active 1949-1992
Spouse(s) Thomas Gallagher (?-1948) (divorced)
Michael Ellis (1953-1956) (divorced)
James Lee (1957-2002) (his death) 2 children

Neva Louise Patterson[1] (February 10, 1920 – December 14, 2010) was an American character actress.

Born on a farm near Nevada in Story County in central Iowa, she and her parents moved to New York City in 1938. She made her Broadway debut in 1947's The Druid Circle. In 1952, she played "Helen Sherman" in The Seven Year Itch. Her first feature movie was the 1953 film Taxi; other film credits include The Buddy Holly Story, All of Me, and as Cary Grant's fiancee in An Affair to Remember.

Her television credits included Nichols, in which she played a cantankerous elderly matriarch in each episode opposite series star James Garner, The Governor & J.J., with Dan Dailey, and as Eleanor Dupres in V, which she reprised in V: The Final Battle. She made guest appearances on Appointment with Adventure, The Defenders, Ben Casey (1963), Ironside, Barnaby Jones, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Rockford Files and St. Elsewhere.

Patterson died from complications from a broken hip at age 90.[2]

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