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.
PATRICIA MEDINA / RICHARD DENNING
The affable Patricia Medina was 92.
Until next time> “never forget”