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Thursday May 3, 2012

Legacy Hollywood Actress Patricia Medina Dies at 92

Legacy Hollywood Actress Patricia Medina Dies at 92

Photo: Patricia Medina dies at the age of 92.

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The British-born actress of Spanish heritage, Patricia Medina, a Hollywood leading lady, has died at the age of 92.

Medina, born from a Spaniard father and British mother, died on Saturday at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles according to reports.

The leading lady of 1950’s classic movies, had been declining in health for some while stated Meredith Silverbach, a close friend.

The petite, dark-haired beauty first launched her film career in England and was married to Richard Greene when she arrived to Hollywood after WWI.

Signed to MGM, Medina played the lead roles in hit movies such as “Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion” (1950), “Sangaree” (1953), and “Plunder of the Sun” (1953).

Medina and Greene divorced in 1951 and she married Joseph Cotton in 1960, which made his debut in “Citizen Kane”. Cotton and Medina were an inseparable and dynamic pair until his death in 1994.

One of three sisters, she was born on July 19, 1919 and while growing up was fluent in French, Italian, and in Spanish.

Medina’s last work was her 1988 autobiography “Laid Back in Hollywood”.

This legacy star will be greatly missed.