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Pat, Virginia and Margaret

Pat, Virginia and Margaret

Patricia Ryan in 1939 with two of her closest friends, Virginia Shugart and Margaret O’Grady. Patricia and Virginia went to USC together and both scrambled for part-time jobs during the course of their studies, including auditioning as a movie extra. Pat only...
Graduating From USC

Graduating From USC

A jubilant day for Patricia Ryan as she earned her degree from USC on June 5, 1937. She is pictured here with her aunt, Kate Ryan, a Roman Catholic nun who was known as Sister Thomas Anna. After her mother’s death in 1924, Aunt Kate became a mother-like figure...