|Patricia Priest played the role of Marilyn Munster on The Munsters from 1964 to 1966|
Pat made her television debut in the series The Lieutenant in 1963 which starred Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn and John Milford. Pat went on a year later to appear on The Jack Benny Program starring Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day and Don Wilson.
Priest made her film debut as a waitress in the 1964 film Looking for Love co-starring Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Johnny Carson, Barbara Nichols, Susan Oliver, Danny Thomas, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss, and Joan Marshall. She continued on appearing in films and shows such as Valentine's Day starring Anthony Franciosa, Jack Soo and Janet Waldo (1964); Quick Before It Melts co-starring George Maharis, Norman Fell, Robert Morse, Yvonne Craig, Anjanette Comer, Michael Constantine, and Anjanette Comer (1964); Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea starring Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Terry Becker, Robert Dowdell, and Del Monroe (1964); My Favorite Martian starring Ray Walston, Bill Bixby and Pamela Britton (1964); Death Valley Days starring John Clarke, Phyllis Coates and Peter Haskell (1964); and Perry Mason: The Case of the Tandem Target starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Talman, William Hopper, and Ann Rutherford (1964).
|Patricia Priest then|
It was late in 1964 that Pat got a big break when Beverly Owen, the actress who played Marilyn Munster on the TV comedy The Munsters, decided to leave the show after filming thirteen episodes. Pat won the role and joined the cast of The Munsters. She co-starred with Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster), Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily Munster), Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster). She played the role of Marilyn until the show ended in 1966.
|The cast of The Munsters: Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily Munster), Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster), Pat Priest (Marilyn Munster) and Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster)|
|Pat Priest as Marilyn Munster on the TV comedy The Munsters|
After The Munsters, Pat went on to star appear in Perry Mason: The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Talman, William Hopper, Cloris Leachman, Gary Collins, Richard Anderson, and Anne Whitfield (1966); and The Lucy Show starring Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Mary Jane Croft, and Walter Burke (1966).
|Patricia Priest in Perry Mason 1966|
In 1967 Pat would co-star with Elvis Presley in Easy Come, Easy Go also co-starring Dodie Marshall, Pat Harrington Jr., Frank McHugh, Sandy Kenyon, and Skip Ward (1967). That same year she also appeared in an episode of Mannix starring Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Richard Mulligan, Robert Yuro, and Judi Meredith.
Priest would go on to appear in Run for Your Life starring Ben Gazzara (1968); The Red Skelton Hour starring Red Skelton, Art Gilmore, Eddy Arnold, and Reta Shaw (1968); Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Joseph Campanella, Beah Richards, and Gene Lyons (1969); The Virginian starring James Drury, John McIntire and Doug McClure (1969); Bewitched starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead, David White, Erin Murphy, and Alice Ghostley (3 episodes 1969-1970).
In 1970, Pat appeared in the disaster thriller Airport co-starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg, Maureen Stapleton, Helen Hayes, Barbara Hale, Dana Wynter, and Barry Nelson. She would go on to appear in Mission: Impossible starring Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Lesley Ann Warren, and Sam Elliott (1971); and The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant co-starring Bruce Dern, Casey Kasem, Albert Cole, and John Bloom (1971).
|Pat Priest starred in The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant 1971|
|Pat Priest poses for a 1971 Playboy photo shoot on "The Munster Koach"|
Pat would make her last film appearance in the 1973 film Some Call It Loving co-starring Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor, and Veronica Anderson. This would be followed by her last regular TV show appearance in a 1976 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show starring Mary Tyler Moore as well as Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel, and Betty White.
After a nineteen year absence from the screen, in 1995 Pat made a cameo appearance in Here Come the Munsters which starred Edward Herrmann, Veronica Hamel, Robert Morse, Christine Taylor, Mathew Botuchis, and Butch Patrick.
|Pat Priest who formerly played Marilyn Munster in the 1960s show The Munsters, made a cameo appearance in the 1995 Here Come the Munsters|
|Pat Priest today|