Pat Priest Interview

Pat Priest was born in 1936 in Utah. She also was California's Treasurer while Ronald Reagan was Governor from 1966-1974. Living a glamorous life in Washington D.C. during the 1950s , she won attention as a beauty contest winner in the area. Stagestruck, she moved to Los Angeles and pursued commercials, modeling and community theater work. She happened to be in the San Francisco Bay area in 1964 when she got the call from Hollywood as a possible replacement for lookalike actress Beverley Owen, the "original" Marilyn Munster, who was suddenly leaving the "Munster" series for marriage. The decorative sitcom role did wonders for Pat as the prettiest resident of 1313 Mockingbird Lane, making her a minor household name. Other than a few guest parts in such shows as "Bewitched," "Perry Mason," "The Virginian" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show.In 1967 she co-starred with with Elvis Presley in Easy Come, Easy Go.