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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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

English actor Geoffrey Hughes has passed away

English actor
Geoffrey Hughes
has passed away

Prostate cancer has claimed the life of one of my favorite English actors. I am fortunate enough to have his personalized autographed picture hanging on the wall here by my desk. I sent him a birthday greeting a number of years ago not expecting or desiring anything in response, but out of his gracious big heart he replied.

I especially enjoyed him as the character "Onslo" in the British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances" - a must see for you Americans.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:

As well as a wide range of TV and film appearances, Hughes was best known for a series of supporting roles in popular UK television dramas. He played Vernon Scripps in the British drama series Heartbeat (2001–05, 2007); Twiggy in the popular television comedy The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008); Onslow in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95) and Eddie Yeats in the soap opera Coronation Street (1974–83, 1987).

R.I.P. Mr. Hughes

Also Watch --> Keeping Up Appearances: Life Lessons from Onslow