Neva Patterson’s Obituary

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Neva Patterson dies at 90; actress played Cary Grant’s fiancee in ‘An Affair to Remember’

 

  

Patterson’s career spanned six decades and more than 100 film and TV roles. She played an ambitious mother in the science-fiction NBC-TV movie ‘V’ and its sequel, the miniseries ‘V: The Final Battle.’

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2010

 

Neva Patterson, a character actress who portrayed Cary Grant’s fiancee in the 1957 movie “An Affair to Remember” in a career that spanned six decades and more than 100 film and TV roles, has died. She was 90.

 

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One Response to “Neva Patterson’s Obituary”

  1. JackTF says:

    Neva Patterson is best recalled in my personal memory as a secretary to a state governor in the brief, late-1960’s TV series, The Governor and J.J., which starred Dan Dailey. It is such a shame that there are so many scores of entertaining but now lesser known/recalled TV series of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s that are not available on DVD – and that probably never will be made available to the public again in any form. Sure, many of the major TV series like I love Lucy and Leave It To Beaver are available but most of the couple hundreds of others are not. That pool of relatively early TV series is a vast, largely untapped treasure of family entertainment that is gradually being lost. It is a regretable loss of part of our collective heritage that could easily and inexpensively be marketed via the Internet. One would think that those who own the rights to the lesser known series from TV’s first couple of decades would want to make some money off of them before most of the people who remember them are dead.

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