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Patricia Morison

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York City, her father, William Morison, was a ... See full bio »
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 1992 The Long Day Closes
Amy (as Patricia Morrison)
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Miss Margaret Fairchild
- A Prayer for the Goldsteins (1991) ... Miss Margaret Fairchild (as Patricia Morrison)
 1989 Cheers (TV Series)
Mrs. Ridgeway
- Send in the Crane (1989) ... Mrs. Ridgeway
 1985 Mirrors (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rome
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Star at Screening
 1964 Directions (TV Series)
 1964 Racing Fever
Waitress (as Patricia Morrison)
 1964 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie)
Lilli Vanessi
 1960 Song Without End
Georges Sand
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Victoria Vestris / Desdemona
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Victoria Vestris / Desdemona
 1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Maude / Mrs. Carrington
- Eileen (1957) ... Lady Maude
- The Moment of the Rose (1953) ... Mrs. Carrington
 1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Tara
- The Maharani (1957) ... Tara
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jennifer Mauldron
- The Trophy (1956) ... Jennifer Mauldron
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Vivienne Monet
- The Dream (1956) ... Vivienne Monet
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlotte / Elena
- Ladies on His Mind (1953) ... Charlotte
- Man in the Box (1953) ... Elena (as Patricia Morrison)
 1952 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Episode #1.14 (1952) ... Guest Vocalist (as Patricia Morrison)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- When Ladies Meet (1952)
 1952 The Cases of Eddie Drake (TV Series)
Dr. Karen Gayle
- The Judas Coin (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- Suggestion: Drop Dead (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- Sleep Well, Angel (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- Orpheus and His Loot (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- Hush, Hush (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Light Up the Sky (1951)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Angelina
- Trial by Jury (1950) ... Angelina
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Rio Rita
- Rio Rita (1950) ... Rio Rita
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Rio Rita (1950)
 1948 Sofia
Magda Onescu
 1948 The Return of Wildfire
Pat Marlowe
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Mrs. Landon (uncredited)
 1948 The Prince of Thieves
Lady Marian Claire
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Phyllis Talbin
 1947 Tarzan and the Huntress
Tanya Rawlins
 1945 Lady on a Train
Joyce Willams
 1945 Without Love
Edwina Collins
 1943 Where Are Your Children?
Linda Woodford
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Barby Taviton
 1943 Silver Skates
Claire Thomas
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Sylvia
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Myra Ponsonby
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Gerry Houston
 1941 The Roundup
Janet Allen (Payson)
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Claire Hill
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Mrs. Allison 'Rowe' Hamilton
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Dorothy Bronson
 1935 Wreckless (Short)
Mary Jane
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Other Works:

Patricia Morison played the part of Lilli Vanessi in the original Broadway cast of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Patricia Morrison
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Personal Quote:

I used to think every night before I went on stage, a lot of people think of the audience as one mass, but it's not -- it's all individual people. And that's why I love the theatere... And I always feel that if in some way you can touch somebody, either touch them emotionally, or if it's a young person who wants to be an actor, touch them so he or she, too, wants to be an actor...it's so ... See more »

Trivia:

Had a very promising role in the classic Victor Mature/Richard Widmark crime thriller Kiss of Death (1947) as Mature's Italian wife who is raped and later commits suicide by putting her head in the kitchen gas oven. The censors cut her part out completely because they refused to allow a rape or suicide to be shown. Patricia's name still appears on the credits of the film. See more »

Trademark:

Her long hair

Nickname:

The Fire and Ice Girl

Star Sign:

Pisces

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Wreckless Paul-308
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