Darbo, Patrika 1948–

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Darbo, Patrika 1948–


Born April 6, 1948, in Jacksonville, FL; raised in Atlanta, GA; daughter of Chubby (a nightclub manager) and Patricia (a restaurant hostess); stepdaughter of Donald Davidson (a traveling secretary for a professional baseball team); married Rolf Darbo (a stage and film production manager), 1973 (some sources cite 1972). Education: Attended Georgia Southern University. Avocational Interests: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, shopping, watching old films.


Agent—Michael Greene, Greene & Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress. Appeared in advertisements. Also worked for a credit management firm.


Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Cane Award, best actress, 10th Annual International Comedy Film Festival, 1990, for Daddy's Dyin'Who's Got the Will?; Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding female newcomer, 1999, named one of television's sexiest stars, TV Guide, 1999, and Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2000, all for Days of Our Lives.


Film Appearances:

Bimbo, The Night Before, 1988.

Dee Dee, It Takes Two (also known as My New Car), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Mar Vista troop leader, Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Suzanne Weingartner, The 'burbs (also known as The Burbs, The 'Burbs, and Life in the Burbs), Universal, 1989.

Marlene, Daddy's Dyin'Who's Got the Will?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

Mrs. Vanderspool, Spaced Invaders (also known as Martians!!!), Buena Vista, 1990.

Nurse number two, Ghost Dad, Universal, 1990.

Yogurt customer, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (also known as Gremlins 2 and Monolith), Warner Bros., 1990.

Mrs. Walters, The Willies, 1991.

Waitress at greasy spoon, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Doattie, The Vagrant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.

Sixty-six (66), Leaving Normal (also known as Mary & Darly, Auf und Davon, Dos chicas en la carretera, Fuga per un sogno, and Tur och retur Alaska), Universal, 1992.

Pam Magnus, In the Line of Fire (also known as The Secret Service, B'Kav Ha-Esh, Dans la ligne de mire, Die zweite Chance, En la linea de fuego, En la linia de foc, I skottlinjen, In the Line of Fire—Die zweite Chance, Lige paa kornet, Na linha de fogo, Na linii ognia, Na ognjeni crti, Nel centro del mirino, Sur la ligne de feu, and Tulilinjalla), Columbia, 1993.

Wilma (car hop), Corrina, Corrina (also known as Corina, Corina and Corrina), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Teebou, Fast Money, Orion, 1995.

Voice of sheep, Babe (also known as Babe, the Gallant Pig), Universal, 1995.

Cafeteria cashier, House Arrest (also known as Perfect Family), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Ruby Fisher, Speed 2: Cruise Control (also known as Speed: Cruise Control, Speed 2, Ca va clencher!, Fektelenuel 2., Fektelenuel 2.—Teljes goezzel, Hitrost 2—Brez zavor, Kiirus 2, Maxima velocidad 2, Speed 2: Cap sur le danger, Speed 2: Perigo a bordo, Speed 2—Vaara iskee vesillae, and Velocidade maxima 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Sara Warren, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Mrs. Grey, Durango Kids, PorchLight Entertainment, 1999.

Herself, Queen of the Whole Wide World (documentary), 2001.

Betty, Madhouse (also known as Mad Cannibal), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Fifties woman, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Patty, Carpool Guy, L.A. Ideas, 2005.

Auctioneer, Charlie Wilson's War, Universal, 2007.

Debbie, Moving McAllister, First Independent Pictures, 2007.

Mrs. Permatteo, Hatchet, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2007.

Film Automated Dialogue Replacement Voices:

The Hot Spot (also known as Hot Spot), Orion, 1990.

Flesh and Bone, Paramount, 1993.

Television Appearances; Series:

Penny Baker, Step by Step (also known as Eine Starke Familie, Kaos i familien, Notre belle famille, Paso a paso, Steg for Steg, and Una bionda per papa), ABC, 1991-92.

Nancy Miller Wesley, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Des jours et des vies, Horton-sagaen, I gode og onde dager, Los dias de nuestras vidas, Meres agapis, Paeivien viemaeae, Vaara baesta aar, Zeit der Sehnsucht, and Zile din viata noastra), NBC, 1999-2003 and sporadically after that.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sara Murtry, Nashville Beat, The Nashville Network, 1989.

Arlene, The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights of Navajo Mesa, 1994.

Leslie Holcomb, Secret Sins of the Father (also known as Lethal Intent), NBC, 1994.

Roseanne, Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes, NBC, 1994.

Miss Jill Spencer, "Ruby Bridges," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Nancy Miller Wesley, Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1999.

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mother, "Kid's Stuff," The Optimist, 1983.

Female tourist, "Lost Link," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985.

Mother, "Arnold Saves the Squirrel," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1985.

Lady, "The Strike," You Again?, NBC, 1986.

Judy Jones, "Carnival," Growing Pains, ABC, 1987.

Estelle, "Graduation Day," Growing Pains, ABC, 1988.

Estelle, "How the West Was Won: Part 1," Growing Pains, ABC, 1988.

Kathy Goderegius, "Final Cut," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1988.

Luella, "Fool for Love," Growing Pains, ABC, 1988.

Nancy, "Wimped Out," Punky Brewster, syndicated, 1988.

Nurse, "The Unkindest Cut of All," Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1988.

Florence, "Reading the Riot Act," Mama's Family, syndicated, 1989.

Estelle, "Mike, the Teacher," Growing Pains, ABC, 1990.

Marge Dolman, "Dream Lover," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Mrs. Hatcher, "The Babysitters," Saved by the Bell, NBC, 1990.

"A Gang of Two," The New Adam 12 (also known as Adam 12, Adam-12, and New Adam-12), syndicated, c. 1990.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1990, 1991.

Glenda, "The Revenge," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991.

Santa Barbara, NBC, 1991.

Ethel, "Take My Wife, Please," Marriedwith Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1993.

Helene Morris, "I'm Looking through You," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Pat, "The Dance," Evening Shade, CBS, 1993.

Rhonda, "Johnny Bago Free at Last," Johnny Bago, CBS, 1993.

(Uncredited) Woman at mailbox, "The Sniffing Accountant, " Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Mrs. Littlewood, The Boys, CBS, 1993.

Waitress, "Memphis Bound," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1995.

Martha, "Housecleaning," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

"Past Imperfect," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1996.

Phoebe Mosely, "Maybe It's You," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs, Kliniken, Kohtaloni Los Angeles, and Medicos de Los Angeles), CBS, 1998.

Herself, Who Knows You Best?, 2000.

Waitress, "Help Wanted," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2002.

Irene, "Charity Ball," Rodney (also known as That's Just Rodney and That's My Rodney), ABC, 2005.

Herself, SoapTalk, SOAPnet, 2005, 2006.

Card store clerk, "Jackie Meets Her Match," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2007.

Park ranger, "The Quest," Unfabulous, Nickelodeon, 2007.

Appeared as Jeannie, The George Carlin Show, Fox; also appeared in episodes of other programs, including E!'s "Inside Word," E! Entertainment Television; General Hospital (also known as Hopital central and Hospital general), ABC; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC; and a show with Dennis Miller.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Shelly, One Night Band, CBS, 1983.

Mildred Stubowitz, Riptide, NBC, 1984.

"B Men," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, c. 1989.

Penny Baker, Step by Step (also known as Eine Starke Familie, Kaos i familien, Notre belle famille, Paso a paso, Steg for Steg, and Una bionda per papa), ABC, 1991.

Dahlia O'Neill, Arly Hanks, CBS, 1993.

Edith Bretch, "For Whom the Bells Toll," The Wedding Bells (also known as The Wedding Planners and The Wedding Store), Fox, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Anything Goes (musical), Burbank Little Theatre, Los Angeles, 1970.

Marlene, Daddy's Dyin'Who's Got the Will?, Theatre/Theater, Hollywood, CA, 1987-89.

Noleta Nethercott, Sordid Lives, Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles, 2006.

Also appeared in various productions, including The American Dream, Bottoms Up, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cheatin', Club Indigo, Revisited, Don't Drink the Water, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), George M! (musical), Never Too Late, Sleeping Beauty, and Wish You Were Here. Performed with Theatre Atlanta.



(With Lorraine Zenka) 365 Glorious Nights of Love and Romance, ReganBooks, 2002.



People Weekly, November 22, 1999, pp. 221-23.

TV Guide, August 7, 1999, p. 20.