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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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury - R.I.P.

Ray Douglas Bradbury
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

It is a sad day for the lovers of those writers who paved the roads of 20th and 21st century literature.

"Legendary author Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91. Bradbury was best known for writing "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes" as well as countless novels and short stories. Bradbury wrote the dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" on rented typewriters at the UCLA library for 10 cents a half hour. His total cost once the book was complete: $9.80."

"Bradbury also scripted John Huston's 1956 film version of "Moby Dick" and wrote for "The Twilight Zone" and other television programs, including "The Ray Bradbury Theater," for which he adapted dozens of his works."

I have two of his works on audio CD and they make the commute to and from work not only enjoyable but a time for analytical thought, especially Fahrenheit 451.

I remember Mr. Bradbury coming to my creative writing class in high school to converse with us as a group.

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

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