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Tributes are paid to actress Patricia Medina

Tributes are paid to actress Patricia Medina

TRIBUTES have been paid to the British-born actress Patricia Medina, who has passed away in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Ms. Medina was a leading lady during the 1950s and appeared in more than 50 films.

Her movie credits include Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950), Botany Bay (1953) and Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954). 

During the 1960s she began to do more television work, appearing in programmes such as The Man from Uncle, Rawhide and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Ms. Medina also enjoyed success on the stage. She made her Broadway debut in 1962 alongside her second husband Joseph Cotten in Calculated Risk. The couple were to appear together in a number of stage productions over the years.

Her first marriage, to the actor Richard Greene, ended in divorce in 1951. She married Joseph Cotten in 1960. He passed away in 1994.

Ms. Medina’s autobiography, Laid Back In Hollywood, was published in 1998.


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