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Pat Stevens, also known as Patricia Stevens (born, Patricia Szczepaniak September 16, 1945 – May 26, 2010)[1] was an American actress and voice actor. She is perhaps best known for her various nurse roles, particularly as Nurse Baker and Nurse Able on M*A*S*H and her role as the second voice of the popular character Velma Dinkley on two popular Saturday Morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Scooby-Doo Show during the same period (1976–1979).[2]


Patricia voiced the character of "Velma Dinkley" from 1976 to 1979, leaving the show midway through Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. She appeared in the recurring role of "Nurse Baker" on the long-running television series M*A*S*H during the same period (1976–1979). On M*A*S*H, Stevens, who appeared in various nurse roles in 16 episodes, where she was credited first as Nurse Mitchell, then Nurse Baker, Nurse Stevens, Nurse Brown and Nurse Able, before appearing again as Nurse Baker in the episode “Margaret’s Marriage” in Season Five, and then finally, her final episode appearance in “Major Ego” during Season Seven, when she was credited as a Duty Nurse. She was not credited in 3 appearances of the 16, although she had speaking roles. [3]

Personal life[]

Stevens married former 1970's TV character actor Jess Nadelman in 1980; they had two children, Sara and David. According to an obituary published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Stevens later transitioned from acting to teaching, where she worked “with elementary and secondary education teachers, integrating art into the regular curriculum including science and history.” [4]


Stevens died May 26, 2010, after a long battle with breast cancer at the age of 64 in Rutland, Massachusetts. She was survived by her husband, Jess Nadelman and their children, Sara and David, as well as her six siblings.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood Velma Dinkley Credited as Pat Stevens
1984 Crimes of Passion Group Member $5
Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Girl with Something Extra Role Unknown Two Episodes: And Baby Makes Two and Sugar and Spice and Quarterback
1974 Police Woman The Secretary One Episode: The End Game
1974–1978 M*A*S*H Nurse Mitchell, 'Nurse Baker', Nurse Stevens, Nurse Brown, Nurse Able Fifteen Episodes:
1975 ABC Afterschool Specials Tuck's Mother One Episode: The Skating Rink
Karen Wendy One Episode: Dena Might
1976-1978 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Velma Dinkley Seasons 3-4
1976-1978 The Scooby-Doo Show Velma Dinkley All Seasons/Episodes
1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Velma Dinkley 16 episodes of the Scooby-Doo segment
1977 We've Got Each Other Role Unknown One Episode: My Brother's Keeper
1978 Dynomutt, Dog Wonder Velma Dinkley 3 episodes: The Wizard of Ooze, What Now, Lowbrow?, and Everybody Hyde
The Bob Newhart Show Wanda Moss One Episode: Crisis in Education
ABC Weekend Specials Mrs. Small One Episode: The Contest Kid and the Big Prize
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Velma Dinkley Eleven Episodes:
1980 The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show Velma Dinkley Unknown Episodes
1982 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour Velma Dinkley Unknown Episodes

Appearances on M*A*S*H[]

Season Episode Role (as credited)  Notes
2 The Incubator Uncredited in post-op
2 Officers Only Uncredited in Officers Club
2 Henry in Love Uncredited in Officers Club
2 For Want of a Boot Nurse Mitchell character name listed in credits, but not mentioned in episode
2 Operation Noselift Nurse Mitchell
2 As You Were Nurse Baker
2 George Nurse Stevens
3 Springtime Uncredited Has speaking part. See under Lieutenant Stevens
3 Check-Up Uncredited Has speaking part. See under Lieutenant Stevens
3 Life With Father Nurse See under Lieutenant Stevens
3 Bulletin Board Nurse Brown character name listed in credits, but not mentioned in episode
3 Abyssinia, Henry Uncredited See under most recent character Lieutenant Brown
4 Dear Mildred Nurse Able
4 The Novocaine Mutiny Uncredited According to many internet resources, she is the nurse who knocks Frank out with the door
5 Hawk's Nightmare Nurse Name Able can be inferred from dialogue
5 Margaret's Marriage Nurse Baker
6 Fallen Idol Nurse Baker
6 Patent 4077 Nurse Baker
6 Your Hit Parade Nurse Baker
7 Major Ego Duty Nurse See Unnamed Nurses. She can't be Baker or Able here because by this time, Jan Jorden and Judy Farrell had taken on the roles of the regular Baker and Able


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