Patricia Dortha Ratterman, born Patricia Dortha Bushmiller (AKA: Patricia Nance/Patricia D. Dickerson) stared as a movie extra much of her life.
Born in Reno, Nevada on Halloween Day in 1934 to Patrick Bushmiller and Olive Ardena Charlton (Bushmiller), she grew up dreaming of a career in films.
Some of her film and television work included: The Lineup (1954-1960), Harbor Command (1957), Pal Joey (1957), 333 Montgomery Street (1957-1960), Vertigo (1958 - as Kim Novak's screen double), Portrait in Black (1960), Lady of the House (1978), and The Competition (1980).
She once commented that Richard Dreyfuss was the nicest actor she had encountered over all of her years in the film industry.
She also enjoyed modeling when the opportunity presented itself.
She passed away in Vallejo, California in November 2001. She is survived by her son, Royce A. Ratterman, and four grandchildren.
Newspaper Article 1958
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89
Olympic fencer/movie sword master, Bob Anderson, has died at age 89.
He donned Darth Vader's black helmet and fought light saber battles in two of the three original Star Wars films: "The Empire Strikes Back" & "Return of the Jedi."