Gail Patrick

  1. Kathleen Burke, Island of Lost Souls, 1931.       Naturally, Paramount organised a contest to find … The Panther Woman! Because despite Charles Laughton as Dr Moreau (oh, that island!) – opposite Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams and Bela Lugosi – Lota, The Panther Woman stole all, lock, stock and poster. Burke beat off producer-actress Gail Patrick, Lona Andre and Verna Hillie to the rôle. Patrick and Burke became good friends with then future Perry Mason producer (1957-1966) was glad she lost the rôle when seeing Burke failing to won another movie because she was so identified with Dr Moreau’s Panther Woman.
  2. Binnie Barnes, Up In Mabel’s Room, 1943.       First set for Alicia, Patrick was promoted to the rirular Mabel when Joan Bennett left in a huff (or a taxi) due to her low billing Patrick stole the whackiness!

 Birth year: 1911Death year: 1980Other name: Casting Calls:  2