I don't think I was watching back when Patty was married to Jack....or else I have forgotten all about it. I do remember seeing Patti, way back in the 70s or maybe early 80s. It is kind of freaky that I can vividly remember the actress portraying her, but can't really remember much of a storyline.
Same thing with Philip Chancellor.....Nina's husband. I thought he had died. But, again, I think I might have just picked up on it when I started watching the show again.