Patty McCormack

American actress

Patty McCormack (born Patricia Ellen Russo, August 21, 1945) is an American actress. She acts in theater, television and movies. She played eight year old sociopath and killer Rhoda Penmark in The Bad Seed.[1] She also played Joanna Wilkes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Patty McCormack
McCormack (right) with Peter Fonda in the photo release of the television series The New Breed, 1962
Patricia Ellen Russo

(1945-08-21) August 21, 1945 (age 78)
Other namesPatricia McCormack
Occupation(s)Actress, Singer
Years active1951–present
SpouseBob Catania (1967–1973)

McCormack was born in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. "The Bad Seed". Eventful. Retrieved Jan 23, 2016.