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Pat Woodell Profile

Pat Woodell
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(Patricia Joy Woodell)
12 January 44 is born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
September 62 columnist Harrison Carroll tells: “Always exciting to be in at the birth of a star. Jerry Lewis is jumping. Everybody wants to hear 18-year-old singer Pat Woodell, Warner contractee, who’s headed for the big time. Pat tells me she already has had singing engagements at Grossingers and at a few other spots in the Catskills. Ringsiding to applause here were Vic Damone, Russ McCubbins, Barbara Hoff and Shirley Yelm with Arthur Crowley...”
July 63 is reported being the new girl replacing Connie Stevens in Gary Clarke’s life. Columnist Hedda Hopper reveals that Pat is “performing at the Horn in Santa Monica. If you want to see Gary, look there...”
22 December 63 is among the stars of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Christmas telethon
25 December 63 she and TV actor Clarke F. Laomoreaux, a.k.a. Gary Clarke, star of “The Virginian,” become engaged secretly
Late January 64 she and Clarke announce in Hollywood that they plan to marry in June
February 64 she and Clarke change their marriage date to May
Late April 64 opens at the Copacabana with Jan Murray
6 May 64 she and Clarke get their marriage license at the Los Angeles County Courthouse
9 May 64 marries Clarke at the St. Philip Church in Pasadena. He’s 30; she’s 20. Their honeymoon plans remain undisclosed.
December 64 columnist Earl Wilson tells that three record companies want to sign her
May 65 has her first Colpix record out: What Good Would It Do?
December 65 is signed by Bing Crosby for the Crosby Golf Tournament, by George Gobel for his traveling Hollywood Palace, and by Jack Benny for a six-day Canadian tour
August 66 appears in the Music Circus production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
September 69 is on hand to present trophies to winners of the third annual nautical mile run of 11th Naval District held at Valley College in Van Nuys
2 December 71 rides in the gala Studio City Christmas Parade
May 77 divorces Clarke in San Francisco
22 June 78 marries Robert V. McDade in Marin County. He’s 30; she’s 34.
Sources:
The Vidette-Messenger, The Lima News, The Modesto Bee, The Post-Standard, The Post, Delaware County Daily Times, San Mateo Times, Long Beach Independent, Pasadena Independent Star-News, The Post-Register, The Fresno Bee, Van Nuys News, www.Ancestry.com
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