Patricia Modell

October 13, 2011 by staff 

Patricia ModellPatricia Modell, Patricia Modell, the wife of former team owner Art Modell NFL and television actress long, has died. He was 80.

Mrs. Modell was pronounced dead around 1:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, said Baltimore Ravens after being contacted by the son of Modell. She had been hospitalized for about five months.

During a career spanning 22 years acting, Patricia Breslin Modell out in the New York stage, in film and television. She participated in the “People’s Choice” television series with actor Jackie Cooper played the role of Meg Baldwin in the soap opera “General Hospital”. Laura Brooks also starred in the primetime soap opera “Peyton Place”.

Among her many television roles, was a regular on “Twilight Zone”, ‘”Alfred Hitchcck Presents”, “” Perry Mason “and” Maverick. ”

At one point in her career, Ms. Modell had appeared on television more than any other woman in U.S. history. His record was finally broken by one of her best friends, Lucille Ball.

She married Art Modell, former owner and president of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens in 1969. He retired from acting at that time and immersed himself in her family and community improvement.

In Cleveland, Mrs. Modell served on the board of Ursuline College and was active in the Make-A-Wish, the Musical Arts Association of Cleveland, Cleveland Ballet, Playhouse Square Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Association. She actively supported the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and she started and funded, along with her husband, Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland.

After Art Modell moved his football team in Baltimore in 1996, his wife served on several boards, including: House of Ruth, the Gilchrist Hospice, Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Walters Art Museum. In addition, the modells contributed money to the Center of Saint Vincent and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The modells and gave him 3.5 million to the Lyric Opera House, which recently renamed the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.

The modells and promised $ 5 million to help start a public school for disadvantaged students. The SEED School, which opened its doors in the fall of 2008, recruiting high school and college students throughout the state. The gift is believed to have been one of the largest private contributions to a single public school in Maryland.

Born in New York, Patricia Modell was the daughter of Edward and Marjorie Breslin. His father was a Judge of Special Sessions in New York. Monsignor Patrick Breslin, for whom she was named, was the elder brother of Judge Breslin.

Mrs. Modell graduated from the Academy of Mt. San Ursulines and the College of New Rochelle.

He is survived by her husband, two sons, John and David and six grandchildren.

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