Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Brooklyn Legend - Patricia Hardy Dies at 80

One gorgeous woman, and one gorgeous woman alone has held the title of not only "Miss Coney Island" but also "Miss Brooklyn, "Miss Lowes" and "Miss Press Photographer of NY." Talk about a Brooklyn icon. And one incredible Irish-American beauty!

The unforgettable Miss Patricia Hardy has passed on, leaving us memories of Coney Island from days gone by, and the Brooklyn of the 1950's.

Her husband, veteran actor Richard Egan, was yet another Hollywood icon whom she met on set in 1956 and married in 1958. Not a bad lookin' fella' if I do say so myself.

Her Big Screen appearances included "Girls in the Night (1953) and Don’t Knock the Rock (1956) and TV gigs included Schlitz Playhouse (in an installment opposite James Dean), The Loretta Young Show, Lassie, Mike Hammer, State Trooper and Perry Mason."

Hardy also performed with famous NY comedians such as Jimmy Durante and
Danny Thomas at the famed Copacabana nightclub in New York City.

Beautiful, talented AND funny?? What a dame!
Brooklyn misses you already Patricia. RIP.
Here's to riding that big "Cyclone" in the sky!


  1. What a fantastic tribute to a wonderful woman. She was not only accomplished professionally, but she managed to raise four beautiful daughters and a son - who are kind, loving and accomplished.

  2. She was a mother to all of us who were friends with her kids. She was kind and she was funny and she LOVED her Pepsi :). She remained absolutely beautiful up until the end, with such style and grace. I will miss Mrs. Egan terribly and hold close all the wonderful memories I have of growing up with her in my life!

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  4. How lucky you are to have had her in your life.

    She seems like she was such an incredible inspiration. I'm very sorry for your loss, but also extremely happy that you had the incredible opportunity to connect with such a beautiful spirit. :)

    - Jenny