Pat Woodell

Actor, TV Actor

1944 –

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Who is Pat Woodell?

Patricia Joy "Pat" Woodell is an American actress and singer.

Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts in 1944, Woodell always had an eye to be an actress and or a singer. She made her acting debut in a 1962 episode of Cheyenne, entitled "The Vanishing Breed". She would go on to appear on the shows, Hawaiian Eye, The Gallant Men, GE True, and 77 Sunset Strip.

Despite these television guest roles, Woodell is probably best remembered for being the first Bobbie Jo Bradley on the CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction; which began its run in 1963. She co-starred on the series alongside Bea Benaderet who played her mother, Kate Bradley; Edgar Buchanan as her Uncle Joe Carson; Linda Kaye as her sister, Betty Jo Bradley; and Jeannine Riley as her other sister, Billie Jo Bradley. Woodell's singing ambitions, took toll in a few episodes of the series: episodes in which she and her television sisters perform musical numbers. A notable episode that features this is an episode entitled "The Ladybugs".

Woodell played the book-smart Bobbie Jo for the sitcom's first two seasons, a total of 73 episodes, before she left the series in the spring of 1965 to pursue a singing career. CBS replaced Woodell with Lori Saunders, who played Bobbie Jo, who later becomes a dimwitted comic relief character, until the series ended in 1970.

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Jul 12, 1944
Also known as
  • The Ladybugs
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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