OWINGS MILLS — Patrica Breslin Modell, the wife of former Ravens owner Art Modell, passed away on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the age of 80.
She spent 22 years as an actress, starring in the People’s Choice series and was cast in 400 movies and television shows. One of her most famous roles was depicting the character Meg Baldwin in the show General Hospital. She was also a regular on Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason and Maverick.
There was once a time when Modell appeared on more shows than any woman in U.S. television history. She was eventually surpassed by actress Lucille Ball, one of Modell’s best friends.
She married Art Modell, who owned the Cleveland Browns at the time, in 1969. They moved to the Baltimore area when Modell moved the original Browns to become the Ravens.
After the Ravens defeated the Jets two Sundays ago, coach John Harbaugh gave a game ball to Mrs. Modell, saying, “We love you, Pat.” She had been hospitalized for around five months.
She is survived by her husband Art, sons John and David, and six grandchildren.
By Jason Butt