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Vertigo - Patricia Ratterman

Vertigo - Patricia Ratterman

Bio - Patricia Ratterman - Actress

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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

Newspaper Article 1958
Patricia Ratterman

Friday, February 24, 2012

Marcel Marceau Day - March 18

In 1999 New York City declared 18 March - Marcel Marceau Day

I was introduced to the world famous mime, Marcel Marceau ("Bip"), and his art as a child watching the unprecedented and unsurpassed entertainment show entitled "The Ed Sullivan Show" way back in the 1960's, which included Marcel Marceau doing his "Butterfly" & "David and Goliath" routines.

In the early 1950s Marcel Marceau was virtually unknown in his native France, which had a strong mime tradition at the time.
Laurel & Hardy were on a world tour playing Paris and were tipped off that Marceau was doing an incredible mime routine in an insignificant suburban theatre.
They went to see him a few days later. Instead of performing the second half of their regular show after the interval, Stan introduced Marceau, scolding the audience for ignoring such a talent; then Laurel & Hardy walked offstage and gave the second half of their show to Marceau     -     The rest is history!

Marcel Marceau, born Marcel Mangel, was a legendary mime who survived the Nazi occupation and saved many children in WWII. His father, Charles, a kosher butcher, perished in Auschwitz in 1944.

He was regarded for his peerless style pantomime, moving audiences without uttering a single word, and was known to the World as a "master of silence" - his acting career lasted over 60 years.

Marcel Marceau

22 March 1923 ( 8:00am-UT) - 23 September 2007
Marceau is interred in Père Lachaisse Cemetery in Paris