Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

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Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

Post by Catfan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:31 am

Marianna Hill, who played King Tut's henchwoman Cleo Patrick in the second season, has a birthday today! Born Mariana Schwarzkopf on 9 February 1941 in Santa Barbara, California, she went on to play Fredo Corlenone's wife in 1974's The Godfather, Part II. She is also related to the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Have a great day, Ms. Hill!

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Re: Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

Post by exm » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:48 pm

That's what I call multiple claims to fame!

Not many Bat-stars appeared in projects that matched the critical acclaim of Godfather II

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Re: Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

Post by epaddon » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:22 pm

Actually, another moll, Julie Gregg, was in the first Godfather as Sandra Corleone, so there's some symmetry there!

Marianna's relationship to General Schwarzkopf was first cousin, I believe. Her uncle, and the General's father, was the lead investigator in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case.

While I think Marianna had better performances in some of her other guest shots I always liked the fact that in "Batman" she had a "before/after" moment costuming wise being seen first as the bespectacled secretary and then in her Egyptian attire.

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Re: Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

Post by elmrgraham » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:22 am

Happy Birthday!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Cleo Patrick!!

Post by LittleLouisGroovy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:14 pm

Marianna Hill appeared in the 1965 Howard Hawks film, RED LINE 7000, with another Bat-villain moll -- Gail "Miss Bacon" Hire. Although Hawks is a revered director, RL7000 is widely considered to be his weakest film. (It's a personal favorite of mine.) Adding to the Bat-connections, Teri Garr appears as a dancing waitress, James "Skip" Ward (one of the Joker's goons in the surfing episode) plays the race car driver who is involved with both Marianna and Gail, and Norman Alden (another Joker goon from another episode) appears as the manager of a racing team.

Marianna fans should also check out her bizarre performance in the 1973 film, THE BABY.

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