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October 11, 2012

Patricia Medina, Glamorous Actress of Film and Television

Medina, who appeared in numerous movies and TV series, was married for many years to actor Joseph Cotten.

Patricia Medina, an actress who appeared in numerous feature films and, later, television series, died April 28, 2012, in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Medina began performing in her native England while still in her teens. She came to America in the 1940s and found work in many studio productions for the next two decades, including Mr. Arkadin, written and directed by Orson Welles.

Her other movies included Fortunes of Captain Blood, The Lady and the Bandit, Lady in the Iron Mask, Captain Pirate, The Black Knight, Stranger at My Door and The Killing of Sister George.

In the 1950s she began working in television, and continued to appear in various series through the 1970s.

Her TV credits included Schlitz Playhouse, Lux Video Theatre, Climax!, Perry Mason, Zorro, Bonanza, Riverboat, Rawhide, Have Gun — Will Travel, Burke's Law, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Smothers Brothers Show, Branded, The Name of the Game and Mannix.

Medina was married for many years to actor Joseph Cotten, who died in 1994.

More about Medina's life and career is available at:

Los Angeles Times

BBC

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