Spouse Donald Ross (m. 1971)
Role Voice artist
|Name Patti Deutsch|
Years active 1972–present
Children Max Ross
|Full Name Patricia Deutsch|
Born December 16, 1945 (age 73) (1945-12-16) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Movies and TV shows The Emperor's New Gro, Kronk's New Groove, Monsters - Inc, Rowan & Martin's Laugh‑In, The Land Before Time VII
Similar People Brett Somers, Dick Gautier, Joyce Bulifant, Gene Rayburn, Scoey Mitchell
Died July 26, 2017 (aged 73) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Actress patti deutsch died at 73
- Match Game 74 Episode 363 Patti Deutsch Split Screen
- Match Game
- Voice and television work
- Improv and later career
- Personal life
Actress patti deutsch died at 73
Match Game 74 (Episode 363) (Patti Deutsch Split Screen!)
Deutsch was a semi-regular celebrity panelist on Match Game. Her answers were often convoluted (e.g., "A red moth-eaten sofa that was rejected by the homeless shelter"), and usually did not match the contestant's answer. She became a fixture in the number six seat.
She appeared as a guest on the new GSN interstitial program GSN Live on March 7, 2008. On the 2009 GSN Game Show Awards, Deutsch, along with frequent panelists Joyce Bulifant and Nancy Dussault, accepted an award on behalf of Match Game, as the original host (Gene Rayburn) was deceased, as were original panelists Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers.
Voice and television work
In the 1980s, Deutsch did voice-over work on Hanna Barbera's The Smurfs and in the 1990s Capitol Critters cartoon series. She provided the voice for "Mrs. Dave," the mother of "Dr. Dave" on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, As Told by Ginger.
During the early years of the show The Electric Company, Deutsch did some voice work for some of the vignette cartoons alongside actor and show writer Paul Dooley. Her later work included Monsters, Inc. and The Emperor's New Groove. She appeared in Grandpa Goes to Washington, which ran for about four months in 1978. She made a cameo appearance in the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, playing "The Deli Girl".
Deutsch appeared a few times on The Merv Griffin Show. She talked about her home town of East McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She said there was no West McKeesport, that was "bramble bush country".
Improv and later career
Deutsch was a member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company.
Fellow members of Ace included Bill Saluga and Fred Willard. It was during this time that Patti met her husband, Donald Ross. Deutsch was a regular performer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in its latter seasons (where she worked with future Match Game panelist Richard Dawson) and This Is Tom Jones. She did commercials for M&M Meat Shops, a Canadian food retailer.
Deutsch married comedy writer Donald Ross in 1968. They had three children: Max, Lee and Alexis. She occasionally appeared on both Match Game and Tattletales with her husband.
She died of cancer on July 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, at age 73. She was survived by her husband, sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.