Patti Deutsch

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Patti Deutsch

Patti Deutsch in a Match Game appearance in the mid-1970s
BornPatricia Deutsch
(1945-12-16) December 16, 1945 (age 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Donald Ross
 
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Patti Deutsch

Patti Deutsch in a Match Game appearance in the mid-1970s
BornPatricia Deutsch
(1945-12-16) December 16, 1945 (age 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Donald Ross

Patricia "Patti" Deutsch (born December 16, 1945; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a voice artist and comedic actress. In the 1970s she was a frequent panelist on Match Game.

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Match Game

Deutsch was a regular celebrity panelist on Match Game. Her answers could be very bizarre (i.e.: A moth eaten sofa that was rejected by the homeless shelter), would rarely match (although sometimes they did) and became a fixture in the challenging "number-six seat," so called by the panelists because it was tough to come up with something clever after five panelists already offered their response.[citation needed] Episodes of Match Game featuring Deutsch continue to air on GSN. Deutsch also appeared as a guest on the new GSN interstitial program GSN Live on March 7, 2008. On the 2009 GSN Game Show Awards, Patti, along with frequent panelists Joyce Bulifant and Nancy Dussault accepted an award on behalf of Match Game.

Voice and television work

In the 1970s Deutsch did voice-over work on Hanna Barbera's The Smurfs and Capitol Critters cartoon series.[1] She also provided the voice for "Mrs. Dave," the mother of "Dr. Dave" on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, "As Told By Ginger." During the early years of the show The Electric Company, she did some voice work for some of the vignette cartoons alongside actor and show writer Paul Dooley. Her recent work includes Monsters, Inc. and The Emperor's New Groove.

Deutsch had her own television show in 1979 titled Grandpa Goes to Washington but it only ran for about a month. She made a cameo appearance in the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, playing "The Deli Girl".

Improv and later career

Deutsch was a member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company.[1] Fellow members of Ace included Bill Saluga and Fred Willard. It was during this time that Patti met her husband, Donald Ross. Deutsch was also a regular performer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In[1] and This Is Tom Jones. She has done commercials for M&M Meat Shops, a Canadian food retailer.

Personal life

Deutsch married comedy writer Donald Ross in 1971. They have one son, Max, born 1975. Deutsch occasionally appeared on both Match Game and Tattletales with her husband.

Selected filmography

Patti Deutsch in a mid-2000s publicity photo.

Movies

Television

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