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Also Known As: Mary Elizabeth Patterson Died: January 31, 1966
Born: November 22, 1874 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Savannah, Tennessee, USA Profession: actor

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Often playing waspish or sweet old ladies, Elizabeth Patterson forever earned a place in TV history as Mrs. Trumbull, the neighbor who was Little Ricky's babysitter, on the perennial favorite "I Love Lucy." Although that may remain her best-known part, the actress had begun her career at the turn of the 20th Century on stage and arrived in Hollywood in 1926, appearing in silent films like "The Boy Friend" and "The Return of Peter Grimm." Patterson went on to play the high-pitched Aunt Blanche to John Barrymore's amateur sleuth in several "Bulldog Drummond" programmers in the 1930s. She was well cast as the mother trying to hold her family together in the 1941 feature adaptation of "Tobacco Road" (1941). In all, Patterson appeared in more than 90 films ending her career at age 85 in 1960's "Tall Story."

Often playing waspish or sweet old ladies, Elizabeth Patterson forever earned a place in TV history as Mrs. Trumbull, the neighbor who was Little Ricky's babysitter, on the perennial favorite "I Love Lucy." Although that may remain her best-known part, the actress had begun her career at the turn of the 20th Century on stage and arrived in Hollywood in 1926, appearing in silent films like "The Boy Friend" and "The Return of Peter Grimm." Patterson went on to play the high-pitched Aunt Blanche to John Barrymore's amateur sleuth in several "Bulldog Drummond" programmers in the 1930s. She was well cast as the mother trying to hold her family together in the 1941 feature adaptation of "Tobacco Road" (1941). In all, Patterson appeared in more than 90 films ending her career at age 85 in 1960's "Tall Story."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tall Story (1960) Connie
2.
 The Oregon Trail (1959) Maria Cooper
3.
 Pal Joey (1957) Mrs. Casey
4.
 Las Vegas Shakedown (1955) Mary Raff
5.
 Washington Story (1952) Miss Dee
6.
 Katie Did It (1951) Aunt Priscilla [Wakely]
7.
 Intruder in the Dust (1950) Miss [Eunice] Habersham
8.
 Bright Leaf (1950) Tabitha Jackson
9.
 Song of Surrender (1949) Mrs. Beecham
10.
 Little Women (1949) Hannah
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Appeared in hundreds of stage productions
1926:
Was actively appearing in silent films
1938:
Appeared in "Bulldog Drummond" film series
1941:
Had starring role in feature film version of "Tobacco Road"
1950:
Played Kathryn March in CBS version of "Little Women"
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Played recurring role of Mrs. Trumbull on "I Love Lucy" (CBS)
1960:
Made final feature film, "Tall Story"
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