Patricia Stevens (1945-2010)

Actress Patricia Stevens, who appeared in at least thirteen episodes of M*A*S*H between 1974 and 1978, passed away last Wednesday (May 26th). Her first episode was “For Want Of A Boot” during Season 2. She was credited first as Nurse Mitchell, then Nurse Baker, Nurse Stevens, Nurse Brown and Nurse Able. Beginning with with “Margaret’s Marriage” in Season 5 she was regularly credited as settling on Nurse Baker (with the exception of her final appearance in “Major Ego” during Season 7, when she was credited as Duty Nurse).

In addition to these credited appearances, she had uncredited roles in several other episodes, including “Springtime” and “Check-Up” during Season 3.

Patricia Stevens
Patricia Stevens (center) in “Springtime”

Stevens also voiced the character of Velma Dinkley from 1976 to 1979 on cartoons like Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. According to an obituary published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Stevens later transitioned from acting to teaching, where she worked “with elementary and secondary education teachers, integrating art into the regular curriculum including science and history.” Thanks to John for e-mailing me with this sad news.

6 Comments

  • PinkPagoda says:

    Nurse – I’m on a 10 minute break.
    Trapper – I’ve got 10 minutes…. between us we’ve got 20 minutes

    And they leave.

    Something like that, but I’m sure you remember the scene.

    RIP and thanks for the memories.

  • Mo says:

    Sad to hear this. Thank you for the information.

    And wow, I had no idea about the Scooby Doo voicing! There are so many actors on this show that I never knew anything about. (That is why I appreciate sites like this one!)

  • James says:

    She had one of the best figures on that show, but was usually hiding it…

  • Jeff says:

    Thanks for keeping this site up to date. The way MS Stevens delivered her few lines was more natural and up to the comic delivery of the feature actors than any of the other nurses- except Hot lips. I have visited your site before but this is the first time I have left a post because I have now cycled through the box set about 8 times over the years and her delivery really stands out. Keep it up and THANKS. “For what?” you say? “For being you.” of course.

  • Greg Bouvier says:

    I met pat when she lived in Simsbury ct. I was a handy man. She and her husband along with her 2 daughters were the warmest and nicest family. I recognized her as soon as I met her .Big fan.

  • Greg Bouvier says:

    I met pat when she lived in Simsbury ct. I was her handyman. She and her husband along with her two daughters were the warmest and nicest family. I’m going to to miss you.

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