Pat Crowley

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Pat Crowley
Pat Crowley in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965).JPG
Crowley in 1965.
Born Patricia Crowley
(1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 82)
Olyphant, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1950–present
Spouse(s) Ed Hookstratten (divorced)
Andy Friendly (m. 1986)
Children 2

Patricia "Pat" Crowley (born September 17, 1933) is an American actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Crowley was born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Helen (née Swartz) and coal mining foreman Vincent Crowley. Her sister Ann was also an actress.

Career[edit]

Pat Crowley with Elliott Reid in 1959.
Crowley with Richard Denning in 1961.

Crowley played Sally Carver in the film Forever Female (1953), starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She starred as Doctor Autumn Claypool alongside Martin and Lewis in Money from Home (1953), and in their final film together Hollywood or Bust (1956), in which she played Terry Roberts. Her roles in Forever Female and Money from Home led to her receiving the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress.

She also co-starred with Rosemary Clooney in a 1954 musical, Red Garters, and with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in the 1956 drama There's Always Tomorrow.

Crowley made guest appearances in many television series in the 1950s and 1960s, including the pilot for The Untouchables, Crossroads, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Riverboat, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Eleventh Hour, The Roaring 20s, Mr. Novak, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 87th Precinct, and Wanted: Dead or Alive'.

She was the only actress to appear as leading lady for both James Garner and Roger Moore in the same episode of Maverick, titled "The Rivals", a 1958 reworking of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners play. She changed her billing for various Maverick episodes from "Patricia Crowley" to "Pat Crowley" and back again.

She starred from 1965 to 1967 as Joan Nash in the NBC-MGM television sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies, based on the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and the 1960 Doris Day/David Niven film of the same name.[1]

Crowley sang and danced on The Dean Martin Show. She made guest appearances on episodes of Bonanza, Charlie's Angels, Columbo, Police Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii 5-0, The Rockford Files, The Feather and Father Gang, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (in the episode "The Force of Evil"),[2] and The Eddie Capra Mysteries, as well as sitcoms like Happy Days, The Love Boat, Empty Nest, Roseanne, Frasier and Friends.

She became known to a later era of television viewers for her roles on the serials Generations from 1989-90, Port Charles from 1997 to 2003, and The Bold and the Beautiful in 2005. She appeared as Emily Fallmont on ten episodes of the nighttime soap opera Dynasty in 1986. More recently, Crowley portrayed the widow of baseball's Roger Maris in the biopic 61*, directed by Billy Crystal. She appeared in a 2006 episode of The Closer and a 2009 episode of Cold Case.

Throughout her career, she was confused with actress Kathleen Crowley, who appeared in practically all of the same TV series during the same time frame, though they never appeared together. They were not related. Walt Disney's actor Fess Parker noted in his Archive of American Television interview that there were two actresses named Crowley whom everyone was always mixing up, one tall (Pat) and one short (Kathleen), and that he was paired with the shorter Crowley for one project, despite being 6 ft 1 in tall.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pat Crowley- Biography". Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  2. ^ Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977), ctva.biz; accessed January 30, 2015.

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