Patty McCormack

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    My Favorite Child Stars Of All Time

    Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    The Three Times I've Gotten Booed

    No, not the three times I was with my boo. I've never had a boyfriend for more than two and a half weeks. I'm talking about the incidents--seared inexorably into my memory--when an audience turned on me and started jeering me off the stage. Let me relive the horror by recounting them for you in d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    YouTube Treasure: Patty McCormack and I Lit Up San Francisco

    ​Back in 1999, I was sent to San Francisco to interview Patty McCormack onstage at the Castro Theater, which was filled with gays and straights and drag queens and all sorts of people, there to worship the nasty girl from The Bad Seed all grown up. Here's a newly posted clip of the preparatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Ex Child Demon Plays Pat Nixon

    I was thrilled to hear that Patty McCormack--who brilliantly played evil little Rhoda Penmark in the 1956 camp classic The Bad Seed--is portraying the marginally less scary Pat Nixon in the imminent movie of Frost/Nixon.

  • Columns

    July 27, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Poor Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, in the front row of the screening for Eyes Wide Shut, looked appalled; the film's a long, torturous meditation on adultery!