Patrick Tilden Close
June 1, 1948
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||February 15, 1988 (aged 39)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Other names||Patrick Tilden Bauvellis|
Close began his career at the age of 11 when he was discovered while appearing in a stage production of Auntie Mame in Hollywood. He made his film debut as a young Elliot Roosevelt in 1960 in the biographical film Sunrise at Campobello. For the remainder of the decade, he guest starred on various television series. Close continued his acting career in his late teenage years from 1967 to 1970 as one of Andy Warhol's film stars. He played the lead role of "The Son" in the 1967 Warhol film Imitation of Christ. There was speculation at the time that Close would have become a new James Dean if Warhol had released the film into general distribution instead of allowing only a single premiere presentation. Other reviews, however, disagreed, saying he was "awkward" and "unprofessional."
|1960||Sunrise at Campobello||Elliott Roosevelt|
|1960||The Tab Hunter Show||Chris Morgan||2 episodes|
|1961||The Donna Reed Show||Butch||Episode: "Character Building"|
|1961||The Danny Thomas Show||Episode: "Rusty, the Millionaire"|
|1961||General Electric Theater||Joey McQueen||Episode: "Open House"|
|1961||The Tom Ewell Show||Andy Bishop||Episode: "Big Brother"|
|1961||The Rifleman||Noah Fergus||Episode: "The Queue"|
|1962||The Twilight Zone||Boy||Episode: "The Changing of the Guard|
|1963||Dennis the Menace||Freddy Thorpe||Episode: "Dennis Goes to Washington"|
|1967||Imitation of Christ||The Son||Credited as Patrick|
|1983||Space Raiders||2nd Guard||Credited as Patrick Close|
- "Pat Close Debuts In 'Campobello'". The Miami News. May 23, 1960. p. 4B. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Bockris, Victor Warhol: the Biography Da Capo Press (2003) ISBN 0-306-81272-X, page 284
- Jones, William, E., Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde, Footnote 4 to the sub-section on Andy Warhol (Published as program notes for Elective Affinities, a film series co-curated with Larry Johnson at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, August 2009), and posted online May 6, 2010 at the Amber Waves of Brain blog
- Frasier, David K. (1997) Russ Meyer--The Life and Films: A Biography and a Comprehensive, Illustrated and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography McFarland, ISBN 0-7864-0472-8, page 53 (Note 181, where Close is given credit as one of the interviewers with subject Edy Williams in 1973)
- Young, R. G. (2000) The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies Hal Leonard Corporation, ISBN 1-55783-269-2, page 585
- Full Cast of "Space Raiders" webpage of the Internet Movie Database website
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