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Patricia Morison

Actress + Singer
Female
Born Mar 19, 1915

Patricia Morison is an American stage and motion picture actress and mezzo-soprano singer. She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. During her time as a screen actress she was lauded for her patrician beauty, with her large eyes and extremely long, dark hair among her most notable physical attributes. During this period of her career, she was often cast as the femme fatale or "other woman.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Patricia Morison was born Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison in New York City on March 19, 1915, although some sources have erroneously given her year of birth as 1914. … Read More

TEENAGE

1933 18 Years Old Morison made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in the musical revue Don't Mind the Rain, in which she sang a song "Simple Silly I." Her Broadway debut came in November 1933, with a short-lived play, Growing Pains. … Read More

TWENTIES

1935 - 1938 2 More Events
1939 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. … Read More
1942 27 Years Old By 1942, the United States had become involved in World War II and, as a result, Morison became one of many celebrities who entertained American troops and their allies. … Read More
1944 29 Years Old In 1944, Morison briefly abandoned her film work and returned to the Broadway stage. … Read More

THIRTIES

1948 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Morison also starred in a 1948 espionage story, Sofia. … Read More
In February 1954, Morison took over the role of Anna Leonowens in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of The King and I, which co-starred Yul Brynner in his star-making role as the King of Siam. … Read More

FORTIES

1958 43 Years Old Morison and Alfred Drake recreated their Kiss Me, Kate roles in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the play broadcast in color on November 20, 1958.
1964 49 Years Old She also appeared with Howard Keel in a production of Kate on British television in 1964.

FIFTIES

1971 56 Years Old In 1971 she and Yul Brynner performed "Shall We Dance" from The King and I on a broadcast of the Tony Awards. … Read More
1972 57 Years Old …  In August 1972, she appeared in a production of The Sound of Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1978 63 Years Old In November 1978 she again played the leading role in Kiss Me, Kate at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in England. … Read More
1999 84 Years Old On November 18, 1999, Morison attended the opening night performance of the successful Kiss Me, Kate Broadway revival, the first such revival in New York, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie (in the role Morison originated in 1948). … Read More
2012 97 Years Old In December 2012, at age 97, she appeared on stage in an evening entitled Ladies of an Indeterminate Age at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. … Read More
2014 99 Years Old In March 2014, at age 99, she appeared onstage for Broadway Backwards 9, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. … Read More
2015 100 Years Old 2 More Events
She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she celebrated her 100th birthday on March 19, 2015.
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