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Patricia Dane

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Patricia Dane (August 4, 1919 – June 5, 1995) was an American film actress from Blountstown, Florida. She was signed to an MGM contract in 1941 and is sometimes known as Pat Dane in films.

She began her career designing clothes for a New York City dress firm.

Dane's earliest motion pictures were in 1941 with two uncredited roles in Ziegfeld Girl and I'll Wait For You. She played the part of "Jennitt Hicks" in Life Begins For Andy Hardy and received a long-term contract from MGM following the reception she was given for this role. Dane played "Garnet" in Johnny Eager (1942) directed by Mervyn Leroy. The film starred Robert Taylor and Lana Turner. Dane received favorable press for her acting in Grand Central Murder (1942). She was billed second to Van Heflin in the role of "Mida King, Stage Name of Beulah Toohey".

In August 1944, Saks Fifth Avenue attempted to collect a sum of $2,197 for a clothing bill charged by Dane between August 1 and October 1, 1942.

Dane took a break from her film career when she married bandleader Tommy Dorsey, but returned with the role of "Iris March" in Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948).

Dane appeared in two television roles for Fireside Theater and Flight Thirteen, both 1951. Her final film appearances were uncredited parts in Road To Bali (1952) and The Harder They Fall (1956).

Patricia Dane died in 1995 in Blountstown.

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