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Dick Van Patten


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Birth Name: Dick Van Patten
Born: 12/09/1928
Birth Place: Kew Gardens, New York, USA

Born in New York, NY, on Dec. 9, 1928, Richard Vincent Van Patten spent his earliest years in a family enamored with the theater. Every Friday night, by his telling, his mother Josephine and father Richard Byron Van Patten, a furniture salesman, would make a subway pilgrimage from their home in Brooklyn into Manhattan to see Broadway plays. Josephine would soon fancy herself a "stage mother," Van Patten recalled, and entered him in a "beautiful child" competition, which earned him an MGM screen test in Hollywood. He did not win a studio contract, but, upon returning to New York, his mother persistently secured meetings with agents and producers. It paid off when, at age seven, he was cast in... Continue Bio >>


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