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(Patricia Ann Priest)
15 August 36 is born in Bountiful, Utah, to Roy Fletcher Priest and his wife Ivy Baker Priest, one of three children
c. 50 her mother produces road shows in Utah
? her mother runs for the Utah State Legislature
Early 53 when her mother becomes treasurer of the United States, she moves with her family to Washington, D.C., settling in Arlington, Virginia
? attends Marjorie Webster Junior College
53 is introduced at the Debutante Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball in Washington, D.C.
21 December 53 her parents give a dinner dance for her at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
October 53 is chosen to reign as queen at the President’s Cup Regatta in Washington D.C.
April 54 is named queen of the Norfolk Azalea Pageant
November 54 is presented in New York at the International Debutante Ball at the Plaza Hotel
May 55 is chosen queen of the Winchester / Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, to be held in April 1956
7 May 55 in Washington, D.C., her parents announce that she is betrothed to White House Navy Aide Lieutenant Commander Pierce Andrew Jensen, Jr. They set the date of August 20, and it will be a military wedding
June 55 is reported wanting a yellow wedding party
20 August 55 marries Jensen at the Presbyterian Church of the Pilgrims in Washington, D.C. The ceremony is performed by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid Bird. A reception is held at the Continental Room of the Sheraton-Park Hotel. She is given in marriage by her father. Mary-Stuart Montague Price is maid of honor. The bridesmaids are her sister Nancy Ellen Priest, Joan Brownell, Dana Dewey, Ann Monsees and Lenna Green. After a wedding trip in the South, the couple will make their home in Arlington, Virginia. Jensen is an alumnus of Annapolis and holds a B.S. decree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
56? her son Pierce, Jr., is born
? enrolls in Jeff Corey’s acting class
February 58 is on stage at the Alameda Little Theater in Bus Stop
18 May 60 her son Lance P. is born in California
64 is a regular in “The Bob Hope Show”
the Jensens reside in Sherman Oaks, California
October 64 is reported joining the “Valentine’s Day” show
December 64 promotes all-purpose nesting tables in local newspapers
31 December 64 debuts in “The Munsters,” replacing Beverley Owen
65 her son Pierce, Jr., does a pet food commercial
June 65 her sister, Nancy Ellen Priest, becomes engaged to Dr. John A. Valenzuela, nephew of the late president of Colombia, Herrera Valenzuela
August 65 is pictured frolicking in plastic snow at Universal Studios
September 66 columnist Walter Winchell reports: “Pat Priest (Ivy Baker’s “Munster” dghtr) spooking Texas oilionaire S. West at the Copenhagen...”
October 66 is signed to co-star in Easy Come, Easy Go
January 67 attends Governor Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Ball in Sacramento with her mother
May 68 divorces Jensen in Los Angeles
72 resides in Tarzana, California
August 72 is active at the Republican National Convention
October 74 sells opportunity tickets at the Royal Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton’s International Room
23 June 75 her mother dies at age 69 in Los Angeles
5 December 81 marries Frederick L. Hansing in Riverside County, California. He’s 57; she 45.
80s the Hansings move to Idaho
? as Patricia Priest Hansing, she resides with her husband in Buhl, Idaho
Drive-in Dream Girls by Tom Lisanti, The New York Times, The Times Recorder, Mansfield News-Journal, Statesville Daily Record, Dixon Evening Telegraph, Austin Daily Herald, Oakland Tribune, The Valley Independent, San Fernando Valley Living, The Syracuse Newspapers,
Recommended Books:
The Munsters by Stephen Cox
Drive-in Dream Girls by Tom Lisanti
Pat Priest at Elvis' Women
Pat Priest interviewed by Joe Krein