Patricia Smith Bio - Biography

Name Patricia Smith
Naionality American
Date of Birth 20-February-1930
Place of Birth New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Famous for Acting
Patricia Smith was an American actress who appeared in film and television roles from the early 1950s through the 1990s. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Smith appeared in a 1953 episode of Kraft Television Theater titled "A Room and a Half". A Neighborhood Playhouse alumna and a life member of The Actors Studio, Smith appeared in two films in 1957, The Bachelor Party with Don Murray and The Spirit of St. Louis with James Stewart. Although she appeared primarily on television during the 1960s and 1970s, including as Sylvia Bayles in The Twilight Zone episode Long Distance Call (Season 2 - episode 22); as Norma Bartlett in The Fugitive episode "Goodbye my Love" in 1967, and was the focus of Hawaii Five-O's second show of the first season (1968), "Full Fathom Five", playing detective Joyce Weber.

Smith's character went undercover to capture a husband/wife serial killer team targeting rich widows. Smith also had a recurring role on The Bob Newhart Show during its initial season (1972–1973), she played Jack Lemmon's wife in the 1973 feature film Save the Tiger, for which Lemmon won an Oscar. Smith continued to appear in supporting roles on television and in films through the late 1990s. She played Doctor Sara Kingsley in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Unnatural Selection". Her final acting role was in the 1997 film Mad City starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta. Smith, a diabetic for many years, died of heart failure on January 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.