Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson (October 23, 1916 - April 11, 2008) was an American author. Stephenson was the only child of Broadway impresario, Florenz Ziegfeld, and actress Billie Burke, who may be best known for portraying Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
She married William Robert Stephenson, Sr. on June 11, 1939. She met Stephenson while he was working as a dance instructor at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. He designed homes and other buildings for many of Hollywood's elite for decades, including a brand new General Electric built, all electric show home designed for Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.
In 1963, Ziegfeld Stephenson released an autobiography of herself and her father, The Ziegfeld's Girl: Confessions of an Abnormally Happy Childhood, which she hoped would preserve his legacy as an entertainer. She also wrote the introduction for a biography of her father, The Ziegfeld Touch: The Life and Times of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr, which was written by her distant cousins, Richard and Paulette Ziegfeld.
Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson died of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles on April 11, 2008. She was 91 years old. Ziegfeld Stephenson was survived by her three daughters, Cecilia Duncan, Florenz Crossley and Susan Plemons; her son, W. Robert Stephenson Jr., as well as nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, William Stephenson, died in October 2007.