The last woman to play Anna Leonowens in the original Broadway production of "The King and I." Took the role circa 1953 and played it until the production closed in 1954, opposite Brynner, Yul as the King. Repreated the role in a few segements of the "General Foods 25th Anniversary Show" (1954) honoring Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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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 ...
Had a very promising role in the classic Victor Mature
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.
Her long hair
The Fire and Ice Girl