Patricia Roc

English actress Patricia Roc

Patricia Roc, born Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold, was a British film actress, popular in the Gainsborough melodramas such as Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) and The Wicked Lady (1945), though she only made one film in Hollywood, Canyon Passage (1946). She also appeared in Jassy (1945), The Brothers (1947) and When the Bough Breaks (1947).
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Birthday
07 June 1915
home town
London
Death Place
Locarno

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The troubled heart of Ealing and British postwar cinema - The Guardian
Google News - over 6 years
Audiences loved the sadomasochistic sturm und drang of the Gainsborough melodramas, in which James Mason, Jean Kent, Phyllis Calvert and Patricia Roc mounted horses and slapped each other about. They thrilled to the Eastmancolor blood sports of the
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Classic Western Round-Up: Volume 1 There is one excellent reason to pick up Universal's ''Classic Western Round-Up: Volume 1,'' and that is Jacques Tourneur's 1946 ''Canyon Passage,'' a western that resembles no other and remains one of the great unsung achievements of American filmmaking. There are two more good reasons to pick up the set: King
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 35 years
SALUTATIONS There's a lot of trans-Atlantic cultural saluting going on lately from Britain to New York. A part of Britain Salutes New York festival has begun in the film series now in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art, 18 West 54th Street. ''A Salute to the National Film Archive, British Film Institute'' is screening 18
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Best Films on TV
NYTimes - almost 36 years
'Seven Moons' ''Madonna of the Seven Moons'' (1946) is a strange one, seldom shown but oddly satisfying, although it also taxes credibility -it will shown Sunday at 12:30 A.M. on Channel 9. Based on a supposedly true case of schizophrenia, it centers on a sedate wife and mother, in a Florentine villa, who every six years resumes another kind of
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 87
    Right to the end of her life, on 30 December 2003, she kept a photograph of Reagan and herself in the drawing-room of her Swiss home at Minusio, overlooking Lake Maggiore.
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  • 1995
    Age 79
    In 1995, at the age of 80, she returned to London to attend the thanksgiving service for the life of her brother-in-law, tennis champion Fred Perry (whose fourth wife was her sister).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 46
    She was married, a third and final time, to Walter Reif in 1962, and a year later retired.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 36
    In 1952 Roc co-starred with the Rank Organisation’s ‘Mr Beefcake’ Anthony Steel, in the film Something Money Can’t Buy.
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  • 1949
    Age 33
    Roc married again in 1949 to André Thomas, a lighting cameraman, and moved to Paris where she started to work more and more in French and Italian cinema (along with a French-Canadian feature in Quebec).
  • 1947
    Age 31
    In 1947 she had an affair with the Scottish director David MacDonald who was directing her in the film The Brothers, causing the breakup of his marriage.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 29
    And there, in August 1945 on her second day in Tinseltown, she met Ronald Reagan over lunch at the famous Brown Derby restaurant.
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  • 1941
    Age 25
    While filming The Farmer’s Wife in 1941, Roc plunged headlong into a torrid affair with her co-star, Michael Wilding (who was later to marry Elizabeth Taylor).
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  • 1939
    Age 23
    Two weeks after the outbreak of war in 1939, Roc married Canadian-born Mayfair osteopath Dr Murray Laing, 12 years her senior.
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  • 1938
    Age 22
    Roc began as a stage actress, debuting in the 1938 London production of Nuts in May, in which she was seen by Alexander Korda who cast her in a leading role as a Polish princess in The Rebel Son.
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  • 1937
    Age 21
    The adoptive daughter of a Dutch-Belgian father, André Riese, a wealthy stockbroker, and a half-French mother, she was educated at private schools in London and Paris, before joining RADA in 1937.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on June 7, 1915.
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