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Patti Deutsch, 73, comeienne (Laugh-In, Match Game, cartoon voice-overs)
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That Derek
2017-07-28 17:46:11 UTC
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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=patti-deutsch-ross&pid=186216724

Patti Deutsch Ross
1943 - 2017

December 16, 1943 - July 26, 2017 Patti Deutsch, one of Hollywood's premiere voice over artists, succumbed to cancer at home after a long battle. She is survived by husband Donald Ross, sons Max Ross and Lee Sachnoff, daughter Alexis Hill, daughters-in-law Daphne King Ross, Jennifer Fedin, and Linda Yale, grandchildren Violet Ross, Xander Fedin-Hill, and Sam Sachnoff, and Basset Hounds Frank and Beans. Joshua White and many loving cousins and friends were with Patti in her final days.

In a career spanning a half century, Patti was heard or seen in some 500 local and national radio and TV commercials. Everything from "squeezing the Charmin" with Mr. Whipple to sharing a cup with Mrs. Olson the Folgers coffee lady. Patti's quick wit established her as a popular celebrity participant on the TV game shows "Match Game" and "Tattle Tales." She was a frequent guest of Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, and also appeared on Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, and Steve Allen. She performed on the Tom Jones series as a member of the Ace Trucking Company improv group and was a regular cast member on the final season of "Laugh In." She did voice over work in feature films "The Jetsons," "Tarzan," and "The Emperor's New Groove," and TV shows "Angry Beavers," "Capitol Critters," and "The Smurfs."

A believer in higher education, Patti attended Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon, UT Austin, and USC, all in 4 years, and she appeared on stage in "California Suite" at La Mirada and Long Beach. A personal highlight was when Sid Caesar chose Patti as his new "Imogene Coca" for his engagement at New York City's Rainbow Grill.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity is appreciated. A celebration of Patti's life is planned, a 30 second spot and a 60 second spot.

Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 28 to July 29, 2017
That Derek
2017-07-28 19:44:07 UTC
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/patti-deutsch-dead-laugh-match-game-comedienne-was-73-1025096

Patti Deutsch, Nasally Comedienne on 'Laugh-In' and 'Match Game,' Dies at 73

11:42 AM PDT 7/28/2017
by Mike Barnes

She worked with Fred Willard as a member of the comedy troupe Ace Trucking Company and was a prolific voiceover artist.

Patti Deutsch, the witty comedian and voiceover artist with the nasally delivery who was a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and on game shows like Match Game and Tattletales, has died. She was 73.

Deutsch died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, her family announced.

Deutsch came to fame as a member of the 1960s-'70s improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company, which also featured Fred Willard, Bill "You Can Call Me Ray" Saluga, Michael Mislove and George Memmoli.

She and the troupe appeared dozens of times on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, on other talk shows and on ABC's This Is Tom Jones, and they recorded an album of improvised sketches for RCA.

Deutsch joined NBC's Laugh-In for its sixth and final season (1972-73) and had a regular role on the short-lived NBC comedy Grandpa Goes to Washington, starring Jack Albertson.

Her whiny tone was instantly recognizable on such animated TV shows as The Angry Beavers, Steven Bochco's Capitol Critters, The Wild Thornberrys and The Smurfs and on the films Jetsons: The Movie (1990), Tarzan (1999), The Emperor's New Groove (2000) and Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Deutsch also appeared on hundreds of commercials in which she squeezed the Charmin with Mr. Whipple or shared a cup of Folgers coffee with Mrs. Olson.

Born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 16, 1943, Deutsch attended Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Texas at Austin and USC, all in four years, her family noted.

Early in her career, she starred on stage in local productions of Neil Simon's California Suite and worked alongside Sid Caesar during an engagement at the Rainbow Grill in New York.

Deutsch was often on Match Game — usually in the seat on the right in the bottom row — and, with her husband, screenwriter Donald Ross, on Tattletales, the Bert Convy-hosted game that featured married couples.

"Deutsch was certainly the weirdest of the weird. She was also awesome," Chris Morgan wrote of her work on the show. (He ranks her No. 3 on his list of the "Ten Best '70s Match Game Celebrity Panelists," trailing only Charles Nelson Reilly and Richard Dawson).

"She had a wonderful way with words and made good use of it. … She coined the euphemism 'upper frontals' for breasts, which is more than most can say."

Her credits also include Mr. Mom (1983) and the TV shows She's the Sheriff and Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23.

In addition to her husband, survivors include children Max, Lee and Alexis, daughters-in-law Daphne, Jennifer and Linda, grandchildren Violet, Xander and Sam and cousin Joshua.
Michael OConnor
2017-07-28 20:33:39 UTC
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Patti Deutsch had that odd voice that worked so well in cartoons and advertising, and was another one of those celebs that made a pretty good living in the 70's doing game shows. She also attended the same high school that I did in Pittsburgh, Taylor Allderdice High, although she graduated about 15 years before I spent my freshman year there.
Wayne Tracker
2017-07-29 00:27:28 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
Patti Deutsch had that odd voice that worked so well in cartoons and
advertising, and was another one of those celebs that made a pretty
good living in the 70's doing game shows. She also attended the same
high school that I did in Pittsburgh, Taylor Allderdice High, although
she graduated about 15 years before I spent my freshman year there.
She taught me how to suck a guys cock so well that I was able to
generate huge loads from their swollen nutsacks.

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