Patricia Ann Sterling
December 10, 1944
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Patricia Sterling |
(m. 1965;div. 1970)
|Parent(s)|| Robert Sterling |
Patricia Ann "Tisha" Sterling (born December 10, 1944) is a retired American actress. She is the only daughter of actor Robert Sterling and actress Ann Sothern.
Sterling was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents divorced when she was three years old.
Sterling started acting in the 1960s with an appearance on her mother's television series The Ann Sothern Show . She later appeared in episodes of The Donna Reed Show ; The Long, Hot Summer ; Bonanza ; Batman episodes 43 and 44 as Legs, the daughter of Ma Parker (played by Shelley Winters); The Name of the Game ; The Bold Ones: The Lawyers ; Hawaii Five-O ; Columbo and The New Adventures of Perry Mason .
She appeared in the feature films Village of the Giants (1965), Coogan's Bluff (1968), and Norwood (1970).
In 1987, Sterling played a younger version of her mother's character (in flashbacks) in The Whales of August . Following that role, she appeared in two other films. Sterling made her last onscreen appearance in Breakfast of Champions (1999), opposite Bruce Willis.
She has since retired from acting, and works as a florist in Ketchum, Idaho (where her mother lived for many years until her death in 2001) with her daughter, Heidi Bates Hogan. Sterling was married to Lal Baum (1937–1987), the great-grandson of author L. Frank Baum, from 1965 until 1970. Baum died of a brain tumor on July 21, 1987.
|1965||Village of the Giants||Jean|
|1968||The Name of the Game Is Kill!||Nan Terry|
|1968||Journey to Shiloh||Airybelle Sumner|
|1968||Coogan's Bluff||Linny Raven|
|1971||The Sandpit Generals||Dora|
|1974||Sonic Boom||Lori Truck||Short|
|1975||Crazy Mama||Young Sheba Stokes|
|1976||The Killer Inside Me||Amy Stanton|
|1982||Burned at the Stake||Karen Graham|
|1987||The Whales of August||Young Tisha|
|1992||Dark Horse||Officer Ross|
|1999||Breakfast of Champions||Beatrice Keedsler|
|1964||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Rachel||"Change of Address"|
|1965||Dr. Kildare||Sheila Winfield||"Lullaby for an Indian Summer"|
|1965||Mr. Novak||Myra||"The Firebrand"|
|1965||The Donna Reed Show||Teresa||"Pop Goes Teresa"|
|1965||The Long, Hot Summer||Susan Beauchamp||"The Homecoming", "A Time for Living", "A Stranger to the House"|
|1965||Slattery's People||Cindy Markham||"Of Damon, Pythias, and Sleeping Dogs"|
|1966||Vacation Playhouse||Elsie Stanhope||"Frank Merriwell"|
|1966||Batman||Legs||"The Greatest Mother of Them All", "Ma Parker"|
|1966||T.H.E. Cat||Phoebe||"Curtains for Miss Winslow"|
|1967||Get Smart||Miss U.S.A.||"The Girls from KAOS"|
|1967||The Road West||Tassie||"Eleven Miles to Eden"|
|1967||Run for Your Life||Tia||"It Could Only Happen in Rome"|
|1968||Bonanza||Laura Jean Pollard||"Star Crossed"|
|1968||It Takes a Thief||Madame Trish Marcu||"Birds of a Feather"|
|1969||The Name of the Game||Niobe Redsmith / Alice Ward||"Love-In at Ground Zero", "The Bobby Currier Story"|
|1969||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Casey Woods||"What's the Price of a Pair of Eyes?"|
|1969–1971||Insight||Mary||"Exit", "A Man Called Don"|
|1970||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Joan McPartland||"This Will Really Kill You"|
|1970||Night Slaves||Annie Fletcher / Naillil||TV film|
|1970||The Immortal||Julie Dudley / Nancy Dudley||"Paradise Bay"|
|1971||The Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Joyce Hyland||"The Hyland Confession"|
|1971||The Virginian||Melissa||"Flight from Memory"|
|1971||A Death of Innocence||Buffie Cameron||TV film|
|1972||The Sixth Sense||Annette Gordon||"Lady, Lady, Take My Life"|
|1972||Medical Center||Dr. Maggie Craig||"Confession"|
|1972||Night Gallery||Fern||"The Return of the Sorceror"|
|1972||Another Part of the Forest||Birdie||TV film|
|1972||Ironside||Wanda Bolen||"Who'll Cry for My Baby"|
|1973||Snatched||Robin Wood||TV film|
|1973||Hawaii Five-O||Eadie Scott||"Little Girl Blue"|
|1973||Columbo||Linda Johnson||"Candidate for Crime"|
|1973||The New Perry Mason||Susan||"The Case of the Jailed Justice"|
|1974||The Wide World of Mystery||Kimberly||"Death Is a Bad Trip"|
|1974||Betrayal||Gretchen Addison / Adele Murphy||TV film|
|1975||Caribe||Sue Mallory||"The Assassin"|
|1976||Kiss Me, Kill Me||Maureen Coyle||TV film|
|1977||McMillan & Wife||Anna Meridio||"Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide"|
|1977||In the Glitter Palace||Grace Mayo||TV film|
|1981||Charlie's Angels||Mary||"Angel on the Line"|
|1986||The Young and the Restless||Connie||Guest role (3 episodes)|
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