Patsy Kelly
Actress
Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly was an American stage and film comedic actress.
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Film Now Playing - Artvoice
Google News - over 5 years
Starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey, and Patsy Kelly. Fri, Tues 9 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
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DVD Extra: More Southwest noir - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I understand two additional films in which the team appears -- MGM's oddball all-star revue "Hollywood Party'' and the Roach-produced Patsy Kelly vehicle "Pick a Star'' -- may be available from WAC by the end of the year as well
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Vandals cause £30k of damage - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Cllr Patsy Kelly said he was "disgusted" at the vandalism. "The attack on this school is utterly shameful," he said. "Pupils will suffer as teachers will now be tasked with finding funds to repair the damage out of their already over-stretched school
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BWW Reviews: THE BAD SEED from Street Theatre Company - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
If confession is good for the soul, let me bare mine now: I have loved The Bad Seed since I first saw the film version starring Broadway veterans Patsy Kelly and Patty McCormick and the subsequent viewing of the piece onstage has only deepened my
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The Gorilla (1939) Review - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
There are some good lines delivered by Patsy Kelly (playing the maid, Kitty), but overall, her voice winds up grating on you by the end of the movie. Lionel Atwill was enjoyable to watch as Walter Stevens- though his role was actually somewhat limited,
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Kildangan Nurney Ladies Update - GAA Football & Hurling
Google News - over 5 years
Mentors for this group are Mary Jo Merrins, John Nealon and Patsy Kelly. Kildangan Nurney Under 16s training has commenced on Tuesday evenings, first round is away to Na Fianna on 24th June. This is a summer competition with the emphasis on keeping
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Malin, Gene (1908-1933) - Gayworld.be
Google News - almost 6 years
Op de achterbank zat de komische actrice Patsy Kelly. Het lijkt er op dat Malin zich van versnelling vergiste waardoor de auto achteruit van een pier het water indook. Malin zat vast onder het stuur en verdronk. De twee andere passagiers geraakten
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Kenagh May 6 - Longford Leader (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
We also extend our sympathy to Kelly families and extended families of Abbeyderg on the death of their sister Patricia (Patsy) Kelly Phillips which occurred in Buckinghamshire in England. Patsy is the second youngest member of the Kelly family of
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Closet Hollywood
NYTimes - about 16 years
THE GIRLS Sappho Goes to Hollywood. By Diana McLellan. Illustrated. 440 pp. New York: LA Weekly Books/St. Martin's Press. $26.95. Greta Garbo, the most private of all the great stars, called her lesbian love affairs ''exciting secrets.'' Marlene Dietrich, Garbo's bete noire and a world-class extrovert, called a group of Hollywood women her Sewing
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Rosina Lawrence, 84, Is Dead; A Teacher in 'Our Gang' Films
NYTimes - over 19 years
Rosina Lawrence, whose brief but bright film career still flickers on the home screen in the ''Our Gang,'' ''Little Rascals'' and Laurel and Hardy classics, died on June 23 at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was 84 and lived in Brooklyn and on Mackinac Island, Mich. Miss Lawrence, who was known off screen as Rosina Marchisio-McCabe, danced, sang and
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Nostalgia Time: A Beloved Revival Revived . . .
NYTimes - almost 20 years
A DESIRE to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home, or to one's family and friends.'' That's nostalgia, according to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language. Always was, always will be and -- all the rage or not -- it's always with us in some measure, this yearning that time and memory effect. To
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 21 years
Some of the choice films on television this week are sleepers. Hollywood isn't depicted as the usual jaded jungle in Jack Sher's FOUR GIRLS IN TOWN (1956). The sensible, balanced tone of this unpretentious yarn about aspiring starlets was a mild jolt back then; it's a nice surprise now. The appealing quartet are Elsa Martinelli, Julie Adams,
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Benny Baker; Comedian, 87
NYTimes - over 22 years
Benny Baker, the chubby-cheeked comedian whose slapstick comedy took him from the vaudeville stage to Hollywood and Broadway, died on Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in suburban Woodland Hills. He was 87. After spending most of the 1920's in vaudeville and burlesque, Mr. Baker, a former truck driver, made a film career
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SCREEN SISTERS; Buddies in the 30's
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: To the Editor: To the Editor: In the 1930's the comedy film producer Hal Roach created a fairly successful female team. From 1931 to 1933 the team combined the talents of Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts. Then from 1933 to 1935 Thelma teamed with the gifted Patsy Kelly. If it hadn't been for Todd's untimely death in 1935, the team might have paved
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THEATER; SHORTENED 'NANETTE' STILL HAS THE SPIRIT
NYTimes - over 30 years
WHAT could be more fitting than going to Atlantic City to see ''No, No, Nanette,'' which is about going to Atlantic City? This year seems to be just the one for renewed interest in this vintage musical, which has gone down in theater annals as the most financially successful musical of the 1920's. Last April, the show's original orchestrations and
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - over 31 years
A GRAND SHOW The piano, which has been a music maker since before 1700, is being pulled out of what passes for the attic of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue and 81st Street (575-7710). The 30 exhibited from the 70 in the museum's collection are not designed for ''Kitten on the Keys.'' Each of the instruments in ''Keynotes: Two Centuries
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - about 34 years
HALL MARKS The most magnificent exhibition halls in New York City are the marbled corridors of the New York Public Library, 42d Street and Fifth Avenue. The third floor is a main showcase while other presentations adorn the second floor and the high Astor Hall that is the main lobby. On the third floor walls, north side, through next Tuesday is an
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'NO, NO, NANETTE' DANCES BACK TO 1925
NYTimes - almost 35 years
''NO, NO, NANETTE,'' boasts the rare distinction of having been a Broadway hit twice, in 1925 and in 1971. One reason is the delightful Vincent Youmans score that includes, among other good numbers, the standards ''Tea for Two'' and ''I Want to Be Happy.'' The second reason, at least for the 1971 version, was the presence of Ruby Keeler. Miss
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patsy Kelly
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 71
    On September 24, 1981, Kelly died of cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried with her parents, John and Delia Kelly, in Calvary Cemetery in Queens. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6669 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1980
    Age 70
    In January 1980, Kelly suffered a stroke while in San Francisco which caused her to lose the ability to speak.
    More Details Hide Details She was admitted to Englewood Nursing Home in Englewood, New Jersey, on the advice of her old friend Ruby Keeler where she underwent therapy.
  • 1979
    Age 69
    Kelly's last onscreen appearance was a guest spot in a two-part episode of The Love Boat in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details At a time when being openly gay was not socially acceptable, Kelly was open about her sexuality. On occasion she would frankly disclose, in public and with typical candor, to being a "dyke". During the 1930s, she disclosed to Motion Picture magazine that she had been living with actress Wilma Cox for several years and had no intention of getting married. She later claimed she had an affair with Tallulah Bankhead when she worked as Bankhead's personal assistant.
    Her final movie appearance came in the 1979 Disney comedy The North Avenue Irregulars, also co-starring Harris, along with Cloris Leachman, Edward Herrmann and Karen Valentine.
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  • 1976
    Age 66
    In 1976, she appeared as the housekeeper Mrs. Schmauss in the film Freaky Friday starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris.
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  • 1971
    Age 61
    Kelly scored a huge success as the wisecracking, tap-dancing maid, and won Broadway's 1971 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in the show.
    More Details Hide Details She matched that success the following year when she starred in Irene with Debbie Reynolds, and was again nominated for a Tony.
    She returned to Broadway in 1971 in the smash revival of No, No, Nanette with fellow hoofers Ruby Keeler and Helen Gallagher.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 33
    By 1943, Kelly's film career had begun to decline.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in films for Producers Releasing Corporation, the smallest and cheapest of the movie studios. Her last starring roles were in two PRC comedies, My Son, the Hero and Danger! Women at Work, both released in 1943. Kelly left Hollywood and would not make another film for 17 years. After leaving Hollywood, Kelly returned to New York City where she worked in radio and did summer stock. She also worked as a personal assistant to Tallulah Bankhead (whom she later claimed she had a sexual relationship with). Kelly returned to the screen in the 1950s with television and sporadic film roles. On television she appeared in guest roles on 26 Men, Kraft Television Theatre, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild Wild West, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, as well as many unsold pilots. She also made a memorable appearance as Laura-Louise in the film thriller Rosemary's Baby (1968), directed by Roman Polanski, alongside veteran actors Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon, and Maurice Evans.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 28
    After the popularity of shorts began to wane, Kelly moved to full-length feature films, often playing working-class character roles in comedies and musicals. One of her memorable roles was as Etta, the cook, in the five Academy Awards-nominated 1938 comedy movie Merrily We Live.
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  • 1935
    Age 25
    Kelly made 35 shorts with Todd before Todd died in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details Lyda Roberti replaced Todd, but died of heart failure in 1938.
  • 1933
    Age 23
    Kelly, like other New York actors, made her screen debut in a Vitaphone short subject filmed there. In 1933 producer Hal Roach hired Kelly to co-star with Thelma Todd in a series of short-subject comedies. (Kelly replaced ZaSu Pitts, who left Roach after a salary dispute.) The Todd-Kelly shorts cemented Patsy Kelly's image: a brash, wisecracking woman who frequently punctured the pomposity of other characters.
    More Details Hide Details Later entries in the series showcased Kelly's dancing skills.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 20
    In 1930 and 1931, she performed for producer Earl Carroll in his popular Sketches and Vanities musicals.
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  • 1928
    Age 18
    Kelly made her Broadway debut in 1928.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Age 0
    Born on January 12, 1910.
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