Patty Maloney

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Patty Maloney
Patricia Anne Maloney

(1936-03-17) March 17, 1936 (age 87)
Years active1973–2005
Height119 cm (3 ft 11 in)[1]

Patricia Anne Maloney (born March 17, 1936) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Perkinsville, New York. She stands 3 feet 11 inches (119 cm) and weighs 60 pounds (27 kg).


Maloney is best known as Honk from Far Out Space Nuts, as Lumpy from the Star Wars Holiday Special, and as Darla Hood from the animated TV series version of The Little Rascals. She appeared in Star Trek: Voyager in 1996.

She was often a guest on the 1970s variety series Donny & Marie, and portrayed the robot waitress Tina in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Cruise Ship to the Stars". In 1977 she appeared in the episode "Ida Works Out" on Rhoda as a witch on Halloween looking for a costume party in Rhoda's apartment building.

Since 1982, she has also been an animation voice actor, worked on the Monopoly game show pilot, and even operated the Crypt Keeper puppet on Tales from the Crypt. Maloney appeared in Ernest Saves Christmas with California native Buddy Douglas as Santa's two elves. In 2011, she appeared as herself in Hanlet: Episode 412 – Attack of the Phantom Special, an independent documentary film about the making of Star Wars Holiday Special.

Another of her voice roles was in 1988, alongside Jeff Cohen, Glynis Johns and Casey Kasem in the movie Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School as Tanis the Mummy.

Personal life[edit]

In 1961, Maloney married Joseph Vitek, a Chicago printer, at the Actors' Chapel in New York. During their marriage, she worked as a keypunch operator at Clipper Carloading in Chicago until Vitek died in 1968.[2] Around 2010, she was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, a visual impairment which severely limited her ability to read scripts and other textual matter.



Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Lord of the Rings Voice
1981 Under the Rainbow Rosie
1984 The Ice Pirates Waitress
1984 Swing Shift Laverne
1988 Ernest Saves Christmas Thisbe
1991 The Addams Family Lois Addams
1999 Twin Falls Idaho June


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Creature Television film
1974 Punch and Jody Mrs. Stilts
1975 Far Out Space Nuts Honk 9 episodes
1976 Don't Call Us Sylvia Television film
1976, 1977 The Brady Bunch Hour Various roles 2 episodes
1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Skipper 5 episodes
Charlie's Angels Tinkle Belle Episode: "Circus of Terror"
Rhoda Witch Episode: "Ida Works Out"
1978 Star Wars Holiday Special Lumpy Television film
The Love Boat Dottie Warren Episode: "The Little People"
The Krofft Superstar Hour Various roles 13 episodes
1979–1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Twiki / Tina 3 episodes
1981 Side Show Thelma Tiny Television film
1982 Little House on the Prairie Alice Bates Episode: "Little Lou"
Madame's Place Patty, the Secretary Episode: Pilot
1982–1983 The Little Rascals Darla 31 episodes
1984 Trapper John, M.D. Megan Episode: "A Little Knife Music"
Pryor's Place Dumb #1 Episode: "Voyage to the Planet of the Dumb"
The Smurfs Blue Eyes 2 episodes
1985 Amazing Stories Alien Episode: "Fine Tuning"
1985–1986 Dumbo's Circus Dink the Koala Bear 81 episodes
1986 Barnum Older Tom Thumb Television film
Zoobilee Zoo Ergo Episode: "Close Encounters of a Zooble Kind"
1987 Throb Little Woman Episode: "Death Be Not Weird"
Out of This World Baby Neil Episode: "Baby Talk"
1988 Circus Maggie Television film
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Tanis the Mummy
1990 Married... with Children Alien Episode: "Married... with Aliens"
1995 Legend Zorelda Tombs Episode: "Clueless in San Francisco"
A.J.'s Time Travelers B.I.T. 33 episodes
1996 Star Trek: Voyager Little Woman Episode: "The Thaw"
1997 Pearl Maggie Episode: "Billy Returns"
The New Batman Adventures Mrs. Segar Episode: "Double Talk"
1998 Nash Bridges Tricia Episode: "The Tourist"
2005 My Name Is Earl Woman with Chimney Episode: "Teacher Earl"


  1. ^ Hal Erickson (January 1998). Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television. McFarland. p. 160. ISBN 9780786405183. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Vitek". The Chicago Tribune. 11 February 1968. p. 109. Retrieved 27 April 2021.

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