Dick Van Patten
American actor
Dick Van Patten
Richard Vincent "Dick" Van Patten is an American actor, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the television sitcom Eight is Enough. He began work as a child actor and was successful on the New York stage, appearing in more than a dozen plays as a teenager. He later starred in numerous television roles including the long running CBS television series, I Remember Mama and Young Dr. Malone.
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<em>Growing Up Smith:</em> Q&A With Anjul Nigam
Huffington Post - 26 days
"No explosions, no violence, no profanity!" is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company's latest project, "Growing Up Smith," (formerly "Good Ol' Boy") is not exception. We had a chance to catch up with Anjul Nigam, president and founding partner of the company, who also plays a triple role in the film - that of actor, writer and producer. Actor, writer and producer Anjul Nigam. Photo: Dana Patrick Photography. You are the writer/producer/actor in this film, so how challenging was it wearing three hats on one project? Which role made you feel the most comfortable? I would say the most challenging part of wearing three hats was time management. As a producer there were always fires to put out; as a writer, there were always last minute rewrites often based on those same fires (e.g. we lost a location and a scene had to incorporate a new setting); and as an actor, although acting has been my primary profession for nearly 25 years, ...
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Afghan woman forced to marry her rapist
CNN - almost 2 years
An Afghan woman was raped by her cousin's husband in 2011. She was forced to marry her rapist -- and four years later is expecting her third child with him. CNN's Nick Patton Walsh reports.
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U.N. responds to Obama decision
CNN - over 3 years
CNN's Nick Patton Walsh breaks down President Obama's decision to get congressional approval for action in Syria.
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U.N. analyzes Obama decision
CNN - over 3 years
CNN's Nick Patton Walsh breaks down President Obama's decision to get congressional approval for action in Syria.
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LOOK: Photos Of Amazing Military Dog Visiting HuffPost's Offices
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Lucca still isn't completely comfortable around other dogs after having served in Afghanistan as a specialized search dog trained to find explosives like IEDs. It's not that she has post-traumatic stress disorder, her owner says, but she's still getting used to playing with fellow canines. "She's a very resilient animal," Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham said, noting that even blasts at a nearby construction site don't seem to faze her at all. SCROLL FOR PHOTOS OF LUCCA In March, Lucca, an 8-year-old German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, lost a leg to a homemade explosive device while on patrol in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, Willingham said on Friday when he visited HuffPost's New York offices with his valiant pet. Now, Lucca is living a happily retired life in Helsinki, Finland, where she loves to play in the snow, Willingham said. Lucca lives with him and his family, including his 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. The canine sleeps right next to hi ...
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WATCH: Dog Bikes Through HuffPost Office
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Norman the Scooter Dog is outgrowing his name: The 3-year-old French sheepdog can now ride a bike. On Wednesday, the shaggy-haired Norman stopped by The Huffington Post office in New York City to show off his skills. In front of a crowd of editors, Norman successfully rode a bicycle, a scooter and even a skateboard. Norman's been training his whole life to ride a bicycle but only just mastered the skill this past spring, according to Karen Cobb, his owner and trainer. But that's not all Norman can do: He can also surf, as well as pull Cobb behind him in a two-wheeled cart called a sulky. Since traveling to New York from Atlanta, Norman has appeared on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and ABC's "Good Morning America." In addition to making the rounds on talk shows, Norman will be starring in the Hallmark Channel's "Who Let The Dogs Out?" along with a skateboarding bulldog named Tillman. The two canines will tour the country together searching for inspirational ...
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Another beautiful Tournament of Roses Parade
CNN - about 4 years
The City of Pasadena, CA hosted the 124th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade this morning and the crowds were not going to let a little chilly weather keep them away.   This was my second time attending the Rose Parade and I think it was a lot more crowded this year than last. Maybe I just had better seats last year.   Many of you saw my iReport on the building of floats at Fiesta Parade Floats (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-902338) or my article on the Cal Poly Universities entry (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-904493) so I picked 10 of those floats to show here. I took 1,600 photos, so it will take a few hours to get them ready. You will be able to find them at http://www.gotbaddog.com/?s=%22tournament+of+roses%22/   The floats shown are as follows:   City of Torrance - Oh, the Places You'll Go! Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful entry - Dole: "Dreaming of Paradise" Theme Trophy for best presentation of the Rose Parade theme - Kaiser Permanente: "Oh, The Healthy Thi ...
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Rose Parade 2013: List of float award winners
LATimes - about 4 years
The Tournament of Roses on New Year's Day announced the winners of the 2013 float awards. Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful entry -- Dole: "Dreaming of Paradise" Grand Marshal's Trophy for excellence in creative concept and design -- HGTV: "All Paths Lead Home' PHOTOS: 2013 Rose Parade President's Trophy for most effective use and presentation of flowers -- Ministry of Tourism &amp; Creative Economies, Republic of Indonesia: "Wonderful Indonesia" Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for most beautiful entry from a noncommercial sponsor -- Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation: "Follow The Stars -- Adopt A Pet!'' Directors' Trophy for outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation -- City of San Gabriel Centennial: "Celebrating Our Journey'' Rose Parade 2013: float list and route map Queen's Trophy for best use of roses -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation: "The Global Face Of AIDS'' Mayor's Trophy for most outstanding city entry -- City of Los Angeles: "Makin ...
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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance® Launches Delectable Delights™ Gourmet Dog & Cat Stews
Yahoo News - over 4 years
New formulas feature gourmet blend of wholesome ingredients.PACOIMA, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2012 Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.® is proud to introduce Delectable Delights™ gourmet stews for dogs and cats, made with wholesome ingredients and high-quality proteins including chicken, salmon, duck &amp; lamb. These highly palatable stews will be available starting August in six dog formulas and six cat formulas. ...
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Imitation of life - and Lunts - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Stars who spent time there included Noël Coward, Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn, but the Lunts also worked with younger performers, such as a 16-year-old Dick Van Patten, who spent several weeks at Ten Chimneys prepping for his
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CSI: Miami stars raise money for guide dogs - ohmidog!
Google News - over 5 years
Eva LaRue and Omar Miller, stars of TV&#39;s “CSI: Miami” are teaming with Dick Van Patten&#39;s Natural Balance Pet Foods, PETCO™ and independent pet stores to celebrate National Guide Dog Month in September. The goal is to raise money and awareness for
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Con veinte basta - ABC.es
Google News - over 5 years
Dice Mourinho que quiere una plantilla de veinte futbolistas, y lo dice con esa cara que ponía Dick Van Patten para decir que con ocho basta. ¿Es que Mourinho quiere a sus futbolistas menos que Dick Van Patten a sus hijos? A la hora de dar problemas,
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Audiences TNT: TMC en tête avec "Une femme d'honneur" - Le Blog de Jean-Marc Morandini (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Le programme retient l&#39;attention de 424.000 téléspectateurs, pour 2.2% de part de marché Gulli, proposait le téléfilm pour la jeunesse, &quot;Mon frère ce héros&quot;, de Ralph Portillo, avec Michal Suchanek, Shad Hart, Dick Van Patten, etc
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CHIPs, born to be cops – pt 2 - eTivvu.it
Google News - over 5 years
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 5 years
10 P.M. (HBO Signature) WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (2010) Michael Douglas returns as the reptilian financier Gordon Gekko, who, after serving an eight-year prison sentence, has landed in the public spotlight once again for writing a critical and prescient book about the state of the markets. Shia LaBeouf (above right, with Mr. Douglas) is the
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Genre : Film - Science-fiction - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Distribution : Yul Brynner (Le cow-boy robot), Norman Bartold (Le chevalier du Moyen Age), Alan Oppenheimer (Le chef superviseur), Victoria Shaw (La Reine du Moyen Age), James Brolin (John Blane), Dick Van Patten (Le banquier), Anne Randall (La
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Sunday Dinner And a Movie From Big!Lots - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In my defense, how many times in our lives do we get the chance to see William Hickey, Abe Vigoda, Connie Stevens, Dick Van Patten, Lainie Kazan, Paul Sorvino, “and introducing Angelina Jolie” appearing on the same credits shingle?
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dick Van Patten
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 86
    Van Patten died at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on June 23, 2015, at age 86.
    More Details Hide Details Complications from diabetes were the listed cause. Willie Aames, who played son Tommy Bradford on Eight Is Enough, called his television father "truly a gem who will be missed.... As Dick always said, 'Remember our times together, gang... Cause these ARE the good ole' days". Betty Buckley, Van Patten's co-star on the series, recalled, "Every day on the set he was a happy, jovial person, always generous and ready to play, tease, and always keep us all laughing. He was the consummate professional, a wonderful actor, master of comedy, and a kind and generous human being." He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. On November 20, 1985, Dick Van Patten was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.
  • 2008
    Age 79
    He founded National Guide Dog Month which began in 2008 to raise awareness and money for non-profit guide dog schools in the United States accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation.
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    Van Patten's creation of his own brand of dog food was satirized in comedian John Hodgman's 2008 book: "More Information Than You Require," and was re-branded as Dick Van Patten's Hobo Chili for Dogs.
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  • 1989
    Age 60
    An animal enthusiast, Van Patten co-founded Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1985
    Age 56
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame honored Van Patten November 20, 1985, with a Star of Television marker at 1541 North Vine Street.
    More Details Hide Details On January 12, 2008, Van Patten received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. On November 1, 2009, Phoenix Books published Eighty Is Not Enough!, a book co-authored by Van Patten and Robert Baer in which Van Patten shares an 80-year journey of insights and anecdotes through the entertainment industry. He discusses his journey from his humble beginning in Queens, New York; his rise as a childhood star on Broadway during the Great Depression; working as an actor on the radio; the advent of television and his role in the second-ever live situation comedy Mama; a rough period between acting gigs; a rise back to the top that led the TV icon to the lead role on the popular hit show Eight Is Enough and subsequent roles in television and movies.
  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 48
    He was the family patriarch Tom Bradford on Eight Is Enough, which aired from 1977 to 1981 with a ten-to-eleven member cast and was loosely based on a book of the same name by the American journalist Thomas Braden.
    More Details Hide Details Van Patten also appeared in episodes of Sanford and Son, Banacek, Arrested Development, The Brian Keith Show, Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Adam-12, Emergency!, and Happy Days. Van Patten had numerous leading roles in motion pictures including Joe Kidd, The Snowball Express and The Santa Trap. He played the supporting role of Usher #1 alongside Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson in the film Soylent Green (1973). He appeared in several films directed by Mel Brooks, including High Anxiety, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as well as cameos in the music videos for "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and on The Weird Al Show. Van Patten played the role of Jack Benson in Opposite Day (2009), his last film. He also was a commentator for the World Series of Poker from 1993 to 1995.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 25
    Patriarch of a famous Hollywood family, Van Patten was the older brother of actress Joyce Van Patten, the older half-brother of film director and Emmy award winning television director/producer Tim Van Patten. He was married to Patricia Poole (aka Pat Van Patten) from 1954 until he died.
    More Details Hide Details She was a professional dancer on Broadway and a June Taylor Dancer on The Jackie Gleason Show where the couple met. They lived in Sherman Oaks, California. They had three sons, all actors: Vincent, Nels, and Jimmy. Nels, who is married to actress Nancy Valen, is named for the character Van Patten played on the CBS's Mama. Dick Van Patten was related to several other actors through marriages. His sister Joyce married actor Martin Balsam; their daughter is actress Talia Balsam. Talia's first husband was actor George Clooney, and she is now married to Mad Men actor John Slattery. Van Patten's son Vince is married to Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless actress and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills regular Eileen Davidson. In January 2006, Van Patten was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a diabetic stroke. Van Patten, who suffered from Type 2 diabetes, made a full recovery.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Age 6
    Van Patten's career in show business began as a child actor on Broadway in 1935 in Tapestry In Gray starring Melvyn Douglas.
    More Details Hide Details He was billed as Dickie Van Patten and went on to appear in twelve other Broadway plays as a teenager. He moved on to television with the role of Nels Hansen in the CBS series, Mama, about a Norwegian-American family living in San Francisco, California, in the early 20th century. It ran from 1949 to 1957.
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on December 9, 1928.
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