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Patricia Morrow


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February 17, 1944 (age 80) (
Los Angeles, California, USA

Lance Brisson (m. 1975–1982)

Movies and TV shows
Peyton Place, Surf Party, The Mickey Mouse Club, Return to Peyton Place, I Led Three Lives

Similar People
Christopher Connelly, Lory Patrick Jones, Barbara Parkins, Ed Nelson, Lance Brisson

Zodiac Sign


Carl Lance Brisson (15 March 1975 - 9 March 1983)

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Patricia Morrow (February 17, 1944) is a former actress, best known for her portrayal of waif-like Rita Jacks in the primetime soap opera Peyton Place from 1965 to 1969.


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Acting career

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Morrow usually appeared on television and made her debut in 1953, when she got the role of Constance Philbrick in I Led 3 Lives. She also played bit parts in several films, including Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954), Artists and Models (1955), The Bad Seed (1956), and The Wrong Man (1956).

Morrow later got supporting roles in films and started guest starring in several series in the 1960s, including Leave It to Beaver, My Three Sons and Perry Mason. In 1964, she got her first and only lead role in a film, a musical called Surf Party. She got more recognition when she landed the role of Rita Jacks in the soap opera Peyton Place. Despite only being contracted for a few episodes, she played the role for four years, between 1965 and 1969. During the show's run, Morrow became highly popular among the crowd.

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Morrow reprised the role from 1972 to 1974 in Return to Peyton Place. She initially declined the role, saying she could not combine working five days a week on the show with law school. However, she accepted a contract of two working days a week and she motivated her return by saying: "I really can't turn down money. I have to use what earning power I have right now.

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Morrow made her final screen appearance in 1985, playing yet again Rita Jacks in the made for television film Peyton Place: The Next Generation.

Post-acting career

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Following the demise of Peyton Place, Morrow, inspired by visits to Vietnam, immersed in volunteer work with kids on probation in a ghetto in Los Angeles. On her motivation, she commented: "Those kids need a model. Somebody to say, 'You can do what you want, be what you want.' Most of them don't think they can do anything. It is only through agencies like the Legal Aid Society, that youngsters learn of outlets — where to go and how to get there."

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During her volunteer work, Morrow became interested in political and legal leverage. She enrolled in Glendale University College of Law, from which she graduated during her run on Return to Peyton Place. On her political contribution, Morrow commented: "I want to see if the democratic process works. I want to see if it can be done. I think a lot of our difficulties are perpetuated by untrained office holders, and I resent the fact most politicians don't know a darned thing about local problems."

Personal life

During the run of Peyton Place, Morrow had a relationship with her onscreen husband Christopher Connelly. Morrow married Carl Lance Brisson, the son of Rosalind Russell, in 1975. Shortly after their divorce in 1982, Morrow adopted a baby girl she named Marielle Margaret Morrow. Her father was Robert (Bob) Morrow, a Los Angeles attorney and Patricia was raised in the posh, star studded, Toluca Lake area.


Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie) as
Rita Harrington (as Pat Morrow)
Emergency! (TV Series) as
Gymnastics Coach Jenny Carter
- The Girl on the Balance Beam (1976) - Gymnastics Coach Jenny Carter
Run, Joe, Run (TV Series) as
Missionary 1
- Missionary (1974) - Missionary 1
Return to Peyton Place (TV Series) as
Rita Jacks Harrington (1972-1974) (played the role on Peyton Place)
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
Stella Felton
- The Gun (1970) - Stella Felton
The Virginian (TV Series) as
Ellie Yost / Ellie Marden
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) - Ellie Yost
- Smile of a Dragon (1964) - Ellie Marden
Peyton Place (TV Series) as
Rita Jacks Harrington / Rita Harrington / Rita Jacks
Mr. Novak (TV Series) as
Abigail / Sandra / Jan / ...
- The Student Who Never Was (1965) - Abigail
- From the Brow of Zeus (1965) - Sandra
- Moonlighting (1964) - Jan (as Pat Morrow)
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (1964) - Gloria (as Pat Morrow)
- A Thousand Voices (1963) - Gail
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
Young Nurse
- Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) - Young Nurse (uncredited)
Perry Mason (TV Series) as
Marla Carol
- The Case of the Bullied Bowler (1964) - Marla Carol
My Three Sons (TV Series) as
Lissa Stratmeyer / Nancy
- The Ballad of Lissa Stratmeyer (1964) - Lissa Stratmeyer
- Fish Gotta Swim, Birds Gotta Fly (1964) - Nancy
Surf Party as
Terry Wells
Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) as
The 1st Girl
- The All-Night Party (1963) - The 1st Girl (as Pat Morrow)
Going My Way (TV Series) as
Jo Ann Stevens
- My Son the Social Worker (1963) - Jo Ann Stevens (as Pat Morrow)
Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) as
Jessie Oakley
General Electric Theater (TV Series) as
- New Girl in His Life (1957) - Nancy (as Pat Morrow)
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm as
Bertha (as Pat Morrow)
West Point (TV Series) as
Blonde Girl
- Operation Survival (1957) - Blonde Girl (as Pat Morrow)
Dr. Christian (TV Series) as
Ivy Nichols
- Orphan (1956) - Ivy Nichols
I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) as
Constance Philbrick / Constance 'Connie' Philbrick
- Eva Purged (1956) - Constance 'Connie' Philbrick
- Detectoscope (1956) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
- The Mother in Law (1956) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
- Child Commie (1955) - Constance Philbrick
- Eva Sick (1955) - Constance Philbrick
- Comrade Eva (1955) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
- Birthday (1954) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
- The Guest (1954) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
- Moving (1954) - Constance Philbrick (as Pat Morrow)
The Wrong Man as
Young Girl (uncredited)
The Bad Seed as
Ginny (uncredited)
Carolyn (TV Movie) as
The Kettles in the Ozarks as
Sally (uncredited)
Artists and Models as
Zuba Girl (uncredited)
Mayor of the Town (TV Series) as
- The Old Triangle (1954) - Nancy (as Pat Morrow)
- His Honor, Butch (1954) - Nancy (as Pat Morrow)
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home as
Susie Kettle (uncredited)
Roar of the Crowd as
Little Girl (uncredited)
Marriage Is a Private Affair as
Baby (uncredited)
Surf Party (performer: "Never Comin' Back", "That's What Love Is")
Peyton Place Revisited (TV Special) as
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
- Photoplay Awards (1966) - Self
The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) as
Self - 'What I Want to Be'
- Talent Roundup Day: Christopher Fair - Mickey Mouse Club Serials - What I Want to Be - Part 10 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Circus Day: Bill Henry & Bill Henry, Jr. - Mickey Mouse Club Serials - What I Want To Be - Part 9 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Anything Can Happen Day: What Am I? Mickey Mouse Club Serials - What I Want to Be - Part 8 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Guest Star Day: The Sons of The Pioneers - Mickey Mouse Club Serials - What I Want to Be - Part 7 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Fun with Music Day: The Pussycat Polka - Mickey Mouse Club Serials - What I Want to Be - Part 6 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Talent Round-Up Day: Larry Ashurst; Mickey Mouse Club Serial: What I Want to Be - Part 5 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Circus Day: Ted DeWayne Troupe; Mickey Mouse Club Serial: What I Want to Be - Part 4 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Anything Can Happen Day: Gadget Band ; Mickey Mouse Club Serial: What I Want to Be - Part 3 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Guest Star Day: Wally Boag; Mickey Mouse Club Serial: What I Want to Be - Part 2 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)
- Premiere Show: Fun with Music Day; Mickey Mouse Club Serial: What I Want to Be - Part 1 (1955) - Self - 'What I Want to Be' (as Pat Morrow)


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