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BUTCH PATRICK AND PAT PRIEST

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    Butch Patrick

    Butch Patrick (born Patrick Alan Lilley; August 2, 1953) is an American former child actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Patrick is perhaps best known for his role as child werewolf Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and in the 1966 feature film Munster, Go Home, and as Mark on the ABC Saturday morning series, Lidsville from 1971 to 1973.

    Patrick began his acting career in 1961, making his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox comedy-fantasy The Two Little Bears. Over the next two years, Patrick went on to appear in guest-starring roles on numerous television series, including Ben CaseyAlcoa PremiereBonanzaMy Favorite Martian and Rawhide as well as recurring roles on The Real McCoys and General Hospital.

    In 1964, Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster, starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa, on the CBS television series, The Munsters, a fantasy situation comedy loosely based on Universal’s movie monsters. The role of Eddie was originally portrayed by child actor Happy Derman in the pilot episode before Patrick was ultimately selected out of 500 boys for the role.

    After The Munsters ended, Patrick continued to appear in guest-starring roles on various popular television series of the 1960s, including I Dream of JeannieGunsmoke, The Monkees, Daniel Boone and Adam-12, as well as a recurring role as Gordon Dearing on the CBS family comedy series My Three Sons. In 1971, Patrick landed the starring role on the ABC Saturday morning children’s program Lidsville. Patrick returned to occasional film and television work, including making cameo appearances as “Himself” on episodes of the Fox animated television series The Simpsons and the 2003 comedy film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

    Pat Priest

    Patricia Ann Priest (born August 15, 1936), mainly credited as Pat Priest, is an American actress best known for portraying the second Marilyn Munster on the television show, The Munsters (1964–1966) after original actress Beverley Owen left after 13 episodes. Priest was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah. Her mother, Ivy Baker Priest, was the United States Treasurer from January 28, 1953 to January 29, 1961, whose signature appeared on currency printed during her tenure.

    After The Munsters ended, Priest appeared on episodes of TV programs such as BewitchedPerry Mason, and Mary Tyler Moore, (in which she played Betty White’s character’s unappreciated younger sister). Her only film roles were in Looking for Love(1964), with Connie Francis, Easy Come, Easy Go (1967), with Elvis Presley, and the horror film The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (1971), with Bruce Dern.