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5 Reasons We Love Patricia Richardson

August 15, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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Beloved actress Patricia Richardson is known for bringing a depth and realness to her many roles, specifically those in the world of comedy. This makes us excited to see her star in Other Desert Cities, a play that toes the line between a comedy and an intense family drama. You can catch Richardson in the award-winning play Other Desert Cities from Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jon Robin Baitz at the Bucks County Playhouse until September 2nd. Here are some of the reasons we love Patricia Richardson.

1. She began her professional career on Broadway.

Zan Charisse, Angela Lansbury and Rex Robbins in Gypsy, 1974

We love it when major stars got their start on the stage. Richardson began her career understudying Zan Charisse in Gypsy, who played the title role of Gypsy Rose Lee, while also playing several chorus parts. The production famously starred Angela Lansbury as Mamma Rose. Not a bad first gig!

2. She made dozens of hilarious commercials.

While trying to make it as an actor, Richardson guest starred on television shows and booked a lot of commercial work. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, many of Richardson’s early roles are available to view online. Some of the commercials were funny to begin with, but many (like the one above) have gotten funnier with age!

3. She made us laugh and warmed our hearts on Home Improvement.

Richardson starred as Jill Taylor, Tim Allen’s wife on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. She was nominated for 4 Emmys and 2 Golden Globes for her work on the comedy, which still is her most iconic role to date. The scene above is one of our favorites of hers from the show. Richardson and her co-star Allen are still good friends to this day.

4. She hosted the Emmy’s with Ellen Degeneres.

The two funny ladies proved to be a dynamic duo when they hosted television’s biggest night together in 1994.

5. She can sing!

Richardson showed off her singing chops during the famous moment from Home Improvement where she and Tim sang a Sonny and Cher at karaoke. We think she sounds great and should take on more singing parts!

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