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Nancy in 1962
Nancy Patterson
Portrayed by Emily Rose
Episode Slipping
Status Deceased (1962)

Nancy Patterson was an aspiring writer, murdered by her jealous husband, Daniel Patterson, in 1962. She was the victim in "Slipping".


Nancy was raised as an orphan and told that her mother died during childbirth. The truth was that her mother was institutionalized at a mental hospital, Drummond, after locking her daughter in a closet when Nancy was seven. Nancy's mother soon hung herself while there.

Nancy married and in 1957, had a daughter, Rachel. Not long after, she was widowed when her husband died in a car crash.

To support herself and Rachel, Nancy began working as a secretary at Powell University. There, she met Professor Daniel Patterson, and they married in 1961. Nancy then returned to being a housewife.