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December 16, 1945
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Donald Ross (1968–present); 1 child|
Deutsch was a regular celebrity panelist on Match Game. Her answers were often convoluted (e.g., "A red moth-eaten sofa that was rejected by the homeless shelter"), and usually did not match. She became a fixture in the number six seat. Episodes of Match Game featuring Deutsch continue to air on GSN and Buzzr, a digital subchannel.
She appeared as a guest on the new GSN interstitial program GSN Live on March 7, 2008. On the 2009 GSN Game Show Awards, Deutsch, along with frequent panelists Joyce Bulifant and Nancy Dussault, accepted an award on behalf of Match Game, as the original host (Gene Rayburn) was deceased, as were original panelists Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers.
Voice and television work
In the 1980s, Deutsch did voice-over work on Hanna Barbera's The Smurfs and Capitol Critters cartoon series. She provided the voice for "Mrs. Dave," the mother of "Dr. Dave" on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, As Told by Ginger.
During the early years of the show The Electric Company, she did some voice work for some of the vignette cartoons alongside actor and show writer Paul Dooley. Her recent work includes Monsters, Inc. and The Emperor's New Groove. Deutsch had her own television show in 1979 titled Grandpa Goes to Washington but it only ran for about a month. She made a cameo appearance in the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, playing "The Deli Girl".
Improv and later career
Deutsch was a member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company.
Fellow members of Ace included Bill Saluga and Fred Willard. It was during this time that Patti met her husband, Donald Ross. Deutsch was also a regular performer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and This Is Tom Jones. She has done commercials for M&M Meat Shops, a Canadian food retailer.
- Mr. Mom – Deli Girl (1983)
- Tarzan - Tantor's Mother (uncredited – 1999)
- The Emperor's New Groove – Waitress (2000)
- Monsters, Inc. (voice – 2001)
- Kronk's New Groove - The Emperor's New Groove 2 – Waitress (2005)
- This is Tom Jones – Regular Performer with The Ace Trucking Company (1969-1971)
- Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In – Regular Performer (1972–1973)
- Match Game – Frequent Panelist (1973–1979)
- Tattletales - Frequent Panelist (1974–1978, 1982–1984)
- Capitol Critters – Trixie (1992)
- Angelina Ballerina – Grandma Mouseling (2001–2004)
- The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments – Herself (2005)
- The Emperor's New School – Mata the lunch lady
- Erikson, Hal (2000). "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank": A critical history of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1968–1973. McFarland & Co, Inc. p. 253. ISBN 0-7864-0766-2.
- Patti Deutsch profile, IMDb.com; accessed February 23, 2016.
- Patti Deutsch on IMDb