BiographyNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
American actor, dancer and vaudevillian. Tom Patricola was for five years (1923-28) a leading comic with "George White's Scandals". Though rather stocky and muscular, he excelled as an eccentric song-and-dance man. He was particularly famous as a fleet-footed performer of the "Black Bottom", accompanying fellow hoofer Ann Pennington. Intent on getting into the movies, Tom later joined Fox as a contract player. However, his film career turned out to be somewhat desultory, and was largely confined to two-reel comedy shorts for Educational. Read more... past his prime, and these were merely bit parts or cameos. Tom's sister, Isabella, was a noted vaudeville singer and violinist.