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Role  Film actress
Name  Luana Patten
Years active  1946–1968; 1988
Occupation  Actress

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Born  July 6, 1938 (1938-07-06) Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died  May 1, 1996, Long Beach, California, United States
Spouse  Jerry D. Mays (m. 1970–1973), John Smith (m. 1960–1964), Ronny Huntley (m. 1954–1959)
Parents  Harvey T. Patten, Alma Miller
Movies  Song of the South, So Dear to My Heart, Fun and Fancy Free, Johnny Tremain, Home from the Hill
Similar People  Bobby Driscoll, John Smith, Hal Stalmaster, Hamilton Luske, Joseph M Newman

Cause of death  Respiratory failure


Luana Patten (July 6, 1938 – May 1, 1996) was an American film actress.


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Luana Patten was born in Long Beach, California to Harvey T. Patten and Alma (née Miller) Patten, natives of Enid, Oklahoma. At the age of 3 she was a young model and later was hired by Walt Disney. Patten made her first film appearance in Joel Chandler Harris's 1946 musical Song of the South with Bobby Driscoll. They also appeared together in Song of the South's sister film So Dear to My Heart.

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She appeared again with Bobby Driscoll in the Pecos Bill segment of Disney's Melody Time. In 1947, she appeared with Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Mortimer Snerd during the live action scenes in Fun and Fancy Free. She played the role of Priscilla Lapham in Disney's 1957 production of Johnny Tremain. In 1958, Patten played the part of Elizabeth Buckley in the episode "Twelve Guns" of NBC's Cimarron City western television series. It was on Cimarron City that she met her future second husband, John Smith, whom she married two years later. The couple divorced in 1964.

In 1959, she played "Abbie Fenton" in the episode "Call Your Shot" of Wanted: Dead of Alive, starring Steve McQueen and the same year played "Ruth" in "The Ruth Marshall Story" season 3, episode 13 of Wagon Train (TV series) that aired Dec 30, 1959. In 1960, she played "Libby Halstead" in Vincente Minnelli's Home from the Hill. In 1966, she played a saloon girl named "Lorna Medford" in the episode "Credit for a Kill" of Bonanza. In 1966, she had a small part as Nora White, the new bride of the reformed "Whitey" played by Kurt Russell, in Follow Me, Boys!. She also appeared in Fun and Fancy Free, A Thunder of Drums, and the Rawhide episode "Incident of the Druid Curse" on CBS. That year she also appeared on Perry Mason as defendant Cynthia Perkins in "The Case of the Scarlet Scandal". She retired from the film industry in 1968.


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Luana Patten died from respiratory failure in her home at Long Beach, California, aged 57. She is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Long Beach, California.

Select filmography

  • Song of the South (1946) as Ginny Favers
  • Little Mister Jim (1947) as Missey Choosey Glenson
  • Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Herself
  • Melody Time (1948) as Herself
  • So Dear to My Heart (1948) as Tildy
  • Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) as Joan Wright
  • Johnny Tremain (1957) as Priscilla Lapham
  • Joe Dakota (1957) as Jody Weaver
  • The Restless Years (1958) as Polly Fisher
  • The Young Captives (1959) as Ann Howel
  • Home from the Hill (1960) as Libby Halstead
  • The Music Box Kid (1960) as Margaret Shaw
  • Go Naked in the World (1961) as Yvonne Stratton
  • The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961) as Melissa Turner
  • A Thunder of Drums (1961) as Tracey Hamilton
  • Shootout at Big Sag (1962) as Hannah Hawker
  • Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as Nora White
  • They Ran for Their Lives (1968) as Barbara Collins
  • Grotesque (1988) as Old Lady (final film role)

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