When American novelist John Steinbeck told Patricia Wilson “It’s a helluva story, Pat, you should write it!” she didn’t know it would take her nearly fifty years to get around to it. Yesterday’s Mashed Potatoes: The Fabulous Life Of A Happy Has-Been tells the story of a third generation actress from a theatrical family, a child performer who grew up to become a star during Broadway’s “Golden Age” and a respected Hollywood actress. Read more

About Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson is a familiar face, “like a comfortable old shoe, one most folks think they’ve met in the neighborhood supermarket or PTA.” In reality, she is a veteran of the Broadway stage, four TV series, some 200 primetime episodes, nineteen films, two soap operas, and commercials too numerous to count. Read more

Excerpt from the Book

Smack-dab in the middle of “The Golden Age of Broadway,” Ethel Merman held audiences hostage in Gypsy; Jackie Gleason starred in Robert Merrill’s musical, Take Me Along; Mary Martin charmed the world in Sound of Music; Richard Burton and Julie Andrews debuted in Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. And I was singing my heart out as the leading lady of the hit Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Fiorello! Read more

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