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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 playwright and... See full bio »
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 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 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)
- The Maharani (1957)
 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
 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
- Murder in 3/4 Time (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- A Hole in the Head (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- The Man with the Stomach Ache (1952) ... Dr. Karen Gayle
- The Brass Key (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
 1947 Queen of the Amazons
Jean Preston
 1946 Danger Woman
Eve Ruppert
 1945 Lady on a Train
Joyce Willams, Morgan's Girl
 1945 Without Love
Edwina Collins
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Stella Madden
 1943 Where Are Your Children?
Linda Woodford
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Barby Taviton
 1943 Hitler's Madman
Jarmilla Hanka
 1943 Silver Skates
Claire Thomas
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Ethel Abbott
 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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Patricia Morison played the part of Lilli Vanessi in the original Broadway cast of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate. See more »

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Personal Quote:

I was fitted for costumes in The Glass Key with Alan Ladd when I was told by the studio boss, Buddy De Sylva, that Veronica Lake would do the part. He said I could stick around and play heavies. I said no! I over-ate my way out of the Paramount contract. See more »

Trivia:

Served as Helen Hayes' understudy in the 1936 Broadway production of "Victoria Regina". She was never put on during the run, even when Hayes actually became ill. The theatre would simply close the show until the legendary star recovered. See more »

Trademark:

Her long hair

Nickname:

The Fire and Ice Girl

Star Sign:

Pisces

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