Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Patti Karr Biography (1932-)
Born Patsy Lou Karkalits, July 10, 1932, in St. Paul, MN; daughter of C. F. (a fruit and vegetable broker) and Estelle (Klebold) Karkalits. Addresses: Office: 336 West End Ave., New York, NY 10023.; Agent: Michael HardelingAgency, 114 East 28th St., New York, NY 10016.
- actress, singer, dancer
- Birth Details
- July 10, 1932
- St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Under name Patti Karkalits; Broadway debut) Dancer, Maggie, National Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- (Under name Patti Karkalits) Dancer, Carnival in Flanders, New Century Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Dancer, Bells Are Ringing, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Dancer, New Girl in Town, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Dancer, The Body Beautiful, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Dancer and understudy, Redhead (also see below), 46th Street Theatre, 1959.
- Dancer and understudy, Once upon a Mattress, Phoenix Theatre, NewYork City, 1959.
- Dancer and understudy for Rose Grant, Bye Bye Birdie (also see below), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Animal girl and member of dance team, Do Re Mi, St. James Theatre,New York City, 1961.
New Faces of 1962, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Lucy McPherson and press representative, Come On Strong, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Rosalie, Carnival, Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 1963.
- Ellie, Show Boat, Starlight Theatre, 1963.
To Broadway with Love, Texas Pavilion, New York World's Fair, 1964.
- Gladys, Pajama Game, Music Circus Theatre, Sacramento, CA, 1965.
Skits-Oh-Frantics! (revue), Bert Wheeler Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Gwen, Month of Sundays, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1968.
- Desiree Wildwood, Up Eden, Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1968.
- Juanita, Look to the Lilies, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City,1970.
- Understudy for all female roles, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way tothe Forum, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1972.
- Mrs. Hepplewhite's mother and Kimberly Langley, Different Times, American National Theatre Academy, New York City, 1972.
- Theta, Lysistrata, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1972.
- Fastrada, Pippin, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1972-77, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Gittel Mosco, Seesaw, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Helen McFudd, Irene, Minskoff Theatre, 1973-74.
- Maggie Simpson, A Broadway Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1978.
- Antwerp, Got Tu Go Disco, Minskoff Theatre, 1979.
- Lillian, Musical Chairs, Rialto Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Janet, Snapshot, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Flora, The Housewives' Cantata, Theatre Four, New York City, 1980.
- Chiquita, Something for the Boys, AMDA Studio One, New York City,1981.
- "What People Do When They're All Alone," in Scenes Dedicated to My Brother (double-bill), South Street Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Doris, Baseball Wives, American Renaissance Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Understudy for Anna, The Rink, Martin Beck Theatre, 1984.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale, American Jewish Theatre, New YorkCity, 1991.
- Also appeared in The Threepenny Opera and Hello Out There,both Green Mansions, New York, summers, 1954-56; appeared in Pipe Dream and in a Japanese production of West Side Story, Tokyo, Japan.
Credits; Major Tours
- Dancer, Brigadoon, U.S. cities, 1950-51.
- Essie Whimple, Redhead, eastern U.S. cities, 1960.
- Rose Grant, Bye Bye Birdie, U.S. cities, 1962, 1963, and 1965.
- Millie Michaels, California Suite, eastern U.S. cities, 1977-78.
- Also toured as Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Dorothy Mills, Tax Season, Prism, 1990.*
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