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  • Count Your Blessings

  • Don't Take It to Heart

  • The First of the Few

  • The Secret Heart

  • Moss Rose

  • The Jackpot

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Patricia Medina Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 19, 1919
  • Died: Apr 28, 2012

In British films from her teens, actress Patricia Medina came to Hollywood in the company of her first husband, actor [[Performer~P28555~Richard Greene~richardgreene]], in 1946. Invited to film a screen test at MGM by studio president [[Performer~P125693~Louis B. Mayer~louisbmayer]], the raven-haired actress was signed to a contract -- then promptly ignored when Mayer left the studio on an extended business trip. Spending much of her MGM contract on loan-out, Medina appeared in 20th Century-Fox's [[Feature~V102902~Moss Rose~mossrose]] (1948) and [[Feature~V92258~The Foxes of Harrow~thefoxesofharrow]] (1948), and at Universal in [[Feature~V122367~Francis~francis]] (1950) and [[Feature~V83013~Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion~abbottcostellointheforeignlegion]] (1950). With the 1951 Columbia quickie The Magic Carpet, Medina established herself as the queen of the "B" costume pictures. One of her more worthwhile film assignments was as a femme fatale in [[Performer~P116368~Orson Welles~orsonwelles]]' [[Feature~V87767~Mr. Arkadin~mrarkadin]] (1955). She was also an impressive wicked queen in [[Feature~V45384~Snow White and the Three Stooges~snowwhiteandthethreestooges]] (1961), and surprisingly adept at portraying a predatory lesbian in [[Feature~V27343~The Killing of Sister George~thekillingofsistergeorge]] (1968). On television, Medina guest-starred on such series as Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and [[Feature~V175167~The Man From UNCLE~themanfromuncle[tvseries]]], usually as black-widow villainesses. Patricia Medina is the widow of actor [[Performer~P15270~Joseph Cotten~josephcotten]], whom she married in 1960. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi