Pat Stevens

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Pat Stevens
Born Patricia Szczepaniak
(1945-09-16)September 16, 1945
Linden, New Jersey, U.S.
Died May 26, 2010(2010-05-26) (aged 64)
Rutland, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of death Breast cancer
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1973–1984
Spouse(s) Jess Nadelman (m. 1980; her death 2010)
Children 2

Patricia "Pat" Stevens (née Szczepaniak September 16, 1945 – May 26, 2010) was an American actress and voice actress.[1] She is perhaps best known for her various nurse roles, particularly as Nurse Baker on M*A*S*H and her role as the second voice of the character Velma Dinkley on two Saturday morning cartoon series The Scooby-Doo Show and Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo during the same period (1976–1979).[2]


Stevens voiced the character of Velma Dinkley from 1976 to 1979, leaving the show midway through Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. She appeared on the long-running television series M*A*S*H from 1974 through 1978 as various nurses in 15 non-consecutive episodes. Stevens was first credited as Nurse Mitchell, then Nurse Baker, Nurse Stevens, Nurse Brown and Nurse Able, before appearing again as Nurse Baker in the episode “Margaret’s Marriage” in Season Five, and then finally in “Major Ego” during Season Seven, when she was credited as a Duty Nurse.[3]

Personal life and death[edit]

Stevens married former 1970s TV character actor Jess Nadelman in 1980; they had two children, Sara and David. According to an obituary published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Stevens later transitioned from acting to teaching, where she worked "with elementary and secondary education teachers, integrating art into the regular curriculum including science and history".[4]

Stevens died from breast cancer on May 26, 2010, at the age of 64 in Rutland, Massachusetts.[1] She was surrounded by her husband, Jess Nadelman, their children, Sara and David, and her six siblings.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Scooby Goes Hollywood Velma Dinkley Credited as Pat Stevens
1984 Crimes of Passion Group Member #5
Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Girl with Something Extra Saleslady #2 / Marian 2 episodes: And Baby Makes Two, Sugar and Spice and Quarterback Sneak
1974 Police Woman The Secretary 1 episode: The End Game
1974–78 M*A*S*H Nurse Mitchell
Nurse Baker
Nurse Stevens
Nurse Brown
Nurse Able
15 episodes:
  1. "For Want of a Boot" (1974) Nurse Mitchell
  2. "Operation Noselift" (1974) Nurse Mitchell
  3. "As You Were" (1974) Nurse Baker
  4. "George" (1974) Nurse Stevens
  5. "Springtime" (1974) Nurse Stevens
  6. "Check-U" (1974) Nurse Stevens
  7. "Life with Father" (1974) Nurse Stevens
  8. "Bulletin Board" (1975) Nurse Brown
  9. "Dear Mildred" (1975) Nurse Able
  10. "Hawk's Nightmare" (1976) Nurse Baker
  11. "Margaret's Marriage" (1977) Nurse Baker
  12. "Fallen Idol" (1977) Nurse Baker
  13. "Patent 4077" (1978) Nurse Baker
  14. "Your Hit Parade" (1978) Nurse Baker
  15. "Major Ego" (1978) Nurse Baker
1975 ABC Afterschool Specials Tuck's Mother 1 episode: The Skating Rink
Karen Wendy 1 episode: Dena Might
1976–78 The Scooby-Doo Show Velma Dinkley 40 episodes:

16 episodes – as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976)
8 episodes – as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (1977)
16 episodes – as part of Scooby's All-Stars (1978)

1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Velma Dinkley 16 episodes (Scooby-Doo), 3 episodes (Dynomutt)
1977 We've Got Each Other Role Unknown 1 episode: My Brother's Keeper
1978 Dynomutt, Dog Wonder Velma Dinkley 3 episodes: The Wizard of Ooze, What Now, Lowbrow?, Everybody Hyde
The Bob Newhart Show Wanda Moss 1 episode: Crisis in Education
ABC Weekend Specials Mrs. Small 1 episode: The Contest Kid and the Big Prize
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Velma Dinkley 11 episodes
1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Loni 1 episode: Cavey and the Volcanic Villain


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Preceded by
Nicole Jaffe
Voice of Velma Dinkley
Succeeded by
Marla Frumkin