Patricia McQueeney

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Patricia Noonan McQueeney
Born (1927-09-16)September 16, 1927
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died September 4, 2005(2005-09-04) (aged 77)
Santa Monica, California, USA
Occupation Talent agent
Spouse(s) Robert McQueeney (annulment)
Children Three children

Patricia Noonan McQueeney (born Bridgeport, Connecticut, September 16, 1927; died Santa Monica, California September 4, 2005) was an American actress, television personality, and talent agent perhaps best known as Harrison Ford's manager.[1]

At the age of seventeen, she married fellow Bridgeport native and actor Robert McQueeney, and they had three children together. Their marriage was annulled in the mid-1950s, and Robert later became a Roman Catholic priest; he died in 2002. Patricia never remarried.[2]

After early work as a model and actress in television commercials under the name "Patricia Scott", McQueeney was hired for The Today Show by first host Dave Garroway and appeared frequently on the show until 1964. In 1970, McQueeney met Harrison Ford and began to work for him, first as his agent and later also as his personal manager. In 1973, she launched her own agency, which represented many rising Hollywood stars, including Teri Garr, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams, and Candy Clark.[3] She continued to represent Ford until her death in 2005. She served on a California state commission tasked with recommending changes in the laws governing talent representation. She has been memorialized by the Talent Manager's Association with a service award in her name.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis McLennan (September 11, 2005). "Patricia McQueeney, 77; Managed Harrison Ford". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001056852 Hollywood Reporter obituary
  3. ^ and Art Hindle San Diego Union-Tribune obituary
  4. ^ http://www.talentmanagers.org/award.php Talent Manager's Association awards page