Patricia Ellis

Active - 1932 - 1939  |   Born - May 20, 1916 in Birmingham, MI  |   Died - Mar 26, 1970 in Kansas City, MO  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Mystery

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The stepdaughter of theatrical producer Alexander Leftwich, Patricia Ellis was barely a teenager when she made her stage debut. She came to films in 1932, playing a variety of ingenues opposite such Warner Bros. contractees as James Cagney, Dick Powell, George Arliss, Paul Muni and Joe E. Brown. Most of her post-Warners roles were unremarkable, though she demonstrated that she could carry a picture when she starred in the innocuous Republic musical Rhythm in the Clouds (1937), and proved a worthy foil to Laurel and Hardy in Block-Heads (1938). Patricia Ellis retired from films in 1941 to marry a Kansas City business executive.

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