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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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Known For

Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill Mrs. Hilda Courtney
(1946)
The Song of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette Empress Eugenie
(1943)
Calling Dr. Death
Calling Dr. Death Stella Madden
(1943)
Hitler's Madman
Hitler's Madman Jarmilla Hanka
(1943)

Filmography

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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
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Victoria Vestris
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
Lilli Vanessi (Kate)
 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
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
Anna Leonowens (segment 'King and I')
 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
 1947 Queen of the Amazons
Jean Preston
 1946 Danger Woman
Eve Ruppert
 1946 Dressed to Kill
Mrs. Hilda Courtney
 1945 Lady on a Train
Joyce Willams
 1945 Without Love
Edwina Collins
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Empress Eugenie
 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)
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Sharon McCloud
 1940 Untamed
Alverna Easter
 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:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patricia Morrison
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Did You Know?

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:

Major supporter of gay rights. See more »

Trademark:

Her long hair

Nickname:

The Fire and Ice Girl

Star Sign:

Pisces

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