Character actor Robert F. Patten, whose film credits included “Twelve O’Clock High” and “Black Sunday,” died of cancer Dec. 29 at his home in Malibu. He was 76.
He appeared in more than 180 films and TV shows. Other films included “Personal Best,” “Guide for the Married Man,” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” TV credits included “Matlock,” “Wonder Woman,” “Happy Days,” “Kojak,” “Gunsmoke” and “I Spy.”
He was president of the Malibu Road Assn. and was on the board of directors of the Malibu Township Council.
Tacoma, Wash., native attended the U. of Washington, served as a navigator in the Air Corps during World War II, and moved to Southern California in 1948 to begin his acting career.
Donations can be made to the Malibu Labor Exchange, P.O. 2273, Malibu, CA 90265.