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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

Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Gift Idea for the Thespian

For the thespian who has everything...

Learn Dustin Hoffman's Acting Method

Having taken this course by two-time Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman, I recommend it for those seeking an update and/or refresher course, and also for those newbies commencing their career in theater, film, YouTube, etc.

"Dustin Hoffman believes that every great character is already inside you—the hard part is learning to access them."

"In his first ever online class... teaches you everything he's learned during his 50 year acting career."

"In over five hours of lessons, Dustin teaches you how to create memorable characters, hone your craft, and get the part."

Downloadable lessons plans with room for notes, homework assignments include: movie watching, script reference/reading, analyzing video presentations of classmates, and more…

Learn more HERE

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Final Curtain Call - 2014 Deaths

More Hollywood stars have met their final curtain call and watched the curtain close for the last time.

Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014: HERE

More info: HERE