“Forgotten Hollywood”- Widow of Joseph Cotten Has Died…

Posted on May 3, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Patricia Medina, a popular leading lady during the Studio Era, has died. Her private life was filled with a remarkable lack of personal drama. The half-Spaniard / British-born actress also  appeared in dozens of movies in a career spanning three decades.

   Her leading men were diverse, and they included Louis Hayward, Alan Ladd, Glenn Ford, Donald O’Connor, The Three Stooges, and Abbott & Costello. While working with the Orson Welles Mercury Players, she met Joseph Cotten. After courting her for nearly a decade, the couple eventually married in 1960. The wedding was held at the home of David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones. They  remained together until his death in 1994.

     On television, Patricia appeared in episodes of Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Perry Mason, Have Gun Will Travel, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. She toured on Broadway with her hubby in a series of popular mysteries. In 1998, Medina wrote her memoirs, Laid Back in Hollywood: Remembering.


   The affable Patricia Medina was 92.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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