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Hollywood Actress Patricia Medina Dead at 92

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I remember her fondly as the villainess Lucretia in the outrageous Toho Sci-fi adventure LATITUDE ZERO but Patricia Medina was an actress with a solid career and an impressive number of memorable credits who worked with Orson Welles (MR. ARKADIN) , Vincent Price (twice – MOSS ROSE and THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Abbott and Costello (A&C IN THE FOREIGN LEGION), Francis the Talking Mule (FRANCIS), and the Three Stooges (SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE STOOGES). Voluptuous and exotic-looking with a deep sultry voice, the British-born Medina began her film career in 1937 and was married to actors Richard Greene and Joseph Cotton. Patricia Medina was 92
THE LA TIMES writes:

Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy “Francis” and Orson Welles‘ crime-thriller “Mr. Arkadin,” has died. She was 92.

Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died Saturday at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Meredith Silverbach, a close friend. She had been in declining health.

A petite, dark-haired beauty who launched her film career in England in the late 1930s, Medina was married to actor Richard Greene when she arrived in Hollywood after World War II.

“She was a stunning woman,” said Silverbach. “In her youth, they called her ‘the most beautiful face in England.’ “….

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http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patricia-medina-20120502,0,2331751.story

2 Comments

  1. DJ

    May 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

    She also did a lot of TV shows well into her 40s and was still beautiful and funny–she had a real flair for comedy. I remember her as Princess Jasmine in an old ALADDIN movie!

  2. new era gorras

    May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am

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