Luana Patten Movies and Career Information
Jul 06, 1938
Luana Patten (July 6, 1938 – May 1, 1996) was an American actress. Patten made her first film appearance in Joel Chandler Harris's Song of the South with Bobby Driscoll, and they both appeared in Song of the South's sister film So Dear to My Heart. She appeared again with Bobby Driscoll in the Pecos Bill segment of Disney's Melody Time, and she played the role of Priscilla Lapham in Disney's 1957 production of Johnny Tremain. In 1960 she played the role of Libby Halstead in Vincente Minnelli's melodrama Home from the Hill. She also appeared in Fun and Fancy Free. She retired from the film industry in the 1960s. Patten died from respiratory failure in her home at Long Beach, California at the age of 57. She is interred in Forest Lawn - Long Beach Cemetery.