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Patricia Pearcy


Patricia Pearcy
Pearcy in Squirm (1976)
Patricia Sue Pearcy

Years active1971–present

Patricia Sue Pearcy is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began her career in theatre, appearing on Broadway and in local theatre companies in Connecticut and Kentucky before making her film debut in Monte Hellman's Cockfighter (1974).

She had supporting parts in The Goodbye Girl (1977) and in several television series. She also appeared in several horror films, including Squirm (1976) and Delusion (1981).

Early life

Percy was born in Bell County, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1967.[1]


She worked extensively in local theatre in the early 1970s, including at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, where she appeared in productions of Solitaire/Double Solitaire (1971), which was later staged on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre.[2] and also appeared in numerous plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, including roles in productions of Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.

She made her film debut in Monte Hellman's Cockfighter (1974), opposite Warren Oates and Harry Dean Stanton, and then appeared in the creature horror film Squirm (1976). She would appear in several television series, including Starsky and Hutch and The Rockford Files, before having a supporting role in The Goodbye Girl (1977).


Year Title Role Notes
1973–1974 One Life to Live Melinda Cramer Janssen Recurring
1974 Cockfighter Mary Elizabeth Also known as Born to Kill
1976 Squirm Geraldine 'Geri' Sanders
1977 Starsky and Hutch Gail Harcourt Season 2, Episode 14: 'Bloodbath'
1977 The Rockford Files Pavarthi Season 4, Episode 7: 'Quickie Nirvana'
1977 The Goodbye Girl Rhonda Fontana
1979 Charleston Valerie Cross Television film
1981 Delusion Meredith Stone Also known as The House Where Death Lives
1984 T.J. Hooker Shirley Potter Season 3, Episode 13: 'The Lipstick Killer'
1984 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Elsa Norris Television film
1995 Texas Justice Kimberly Television film
1995 Crystania no densetsu Old Woman Voice, (English version)
1996 Tattoon Master Maureen Voice, (English version)

Stage credits

Year Title Role Location Notes
1971 Solitaire/Double Solitaire Daughter John Golden Theatre (New York City) [3]
1972 The Wedding Nastasya Timofeyevna Long Wharf Theatre [4]
1974 Female Transport Sarah The Actors Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky) [5]
1974 Frankenstein Elizabeth The Actors Theatre [6]
1974 Countess Dracula Laura The Actors Theatre [7]
1975 The Real Inspector Hound Cynthia The Actors Theatre [8]
1975 A Flea in Her Ear Lucienne Homenides de Histangua The Actors Theatre [9]
1975 The Threepenny Opera Dolly The Actors Theatre [10]
2009 Long Day's Journey Into Night Mary The Off Center Theatre (Austin, Texas) [11]


  1. ^ "'60s". The Alcalde. University of Texas, Austin: 39. April 1968 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Anderson, Robert (1972). Solitaire/Double Solitaire. p. 4. ISBN 9780822210504 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Solitaire Broadway". Playbill.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Russian Plays on Long Wharf Stage". The Bridgeport Post. Bridgeport, Connecticut. March 22, 1972. p. 45 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Female Transport". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Frankenstein". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Countess Dracula". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Real Inspector Hound". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "A Flea in Her Ear". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Threepenny Opera". The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  11. ^ Syam, Avimaan (June 5, 2009). "Long Day's Journey Into Night". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 22, 2017.

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