Patricia Hardy was an American television and film actress whose career was most active during the 1950s. She was the wife of actor Richard Egan.
Hardy, who was originally from Brooklyn, New York, was of Irish descent. She won several beauty pageants during her early years, including Miss Brooklyn, Miss Coney Island and Miss New York Press Photographer. She also appeared on the cover of Look Magazine. She began her entertainment career in New York City, performing at the Copacabana [nightclub] with several well-known actors, including Danny Thomas and Jimmy Durante.
She met her future husband, actor Richard Egan, in 1956. The couple married in June 1958 and remained together until Egan's death in July 1987. The couple had four daughters - Patricia, Kathleen, Colleen, and Maureen Egan, a writer and music video director, as well as a son, Richard Egan, Jr., who founded Vagrant Records,
Hardy moved from New York to Los Angeles to pursue a film and television career.