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Patricia Morison

  • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
  • Birthday: March 09
Date of passing: 
May 20, 2018

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Patricia Morison was an American actress.

Morison had a huge presence in films of the 1940s, and appeared in such classics as Song of Bernadette and Dressed To Kill, opposite such stars as Basil Rathbone, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, among many others.

She also had an extensive Broadway career, appearing in the first staging of Kiss Me, Kate (based on a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew) and with Yul Brynner in The King and I.

Patricia Morison was an American actress.

Morison had a huge presence in films of the 1940s, and appeared in such classics as Song of Bernadette and Dressed To Kill, opposite such stars as Basil Rathbone, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, among many others.

She also had an extensive Broadway career, appearing in the first staging of Kiss Me, Kate (based on a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew) and with Yul Brynner in The King and I.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Morison made several appearances on popular variety shows of the day, including Texaco Star Theatre, The Ed Sullivan Show, Cavalcade of Stars, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and The Mike Douglas Show.

Morison and Alfred Drake recreated their Kiss Me, Kate roles in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the play broadcast in color in 1958. In 1971 she and Brynner performed "Shall We Dance" from The King and I on a broadcast of the Tony Awards.

Among her non-musical television performances were a recurring role on the detective series The Cases of Eddie Drake (1952), and a guest appearance with Vincent Price on Have Gun – Will Travel (1958). Years later she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Mirrors (1985), and a guest role in 1989 on the popular sitcom Cheers, which was her final credited acting role in television. She was also featured in the documentary If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a television film which premiered in 2017.

Morison died May 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. She was 103.

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