Patricia Medina Movies and Career Information

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Jul 19, 1920

Patricia Paz Maria Medina (born 19 July 1920) is an English actress, born in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and English mother. She began acting as a teenager late in the 1930s. She worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, whereupon she was requested to come to Hollywood. Medina's most notable films are The Three Musketeers, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Francis, Fortunes of Captain Blood. In Fortunes of Captain Blood she teamed up with the British and dashing Louis Hayward, with whom she successfully co-starred in a total of four films, including The Lady and the Bandit, Lady in the Iron Mask and Captain Pirate. Darkly beautiful, Medina was often typecast in period melodrama films such as The Black Knight. Two standouts, though, were William Witney's Stranger at My Door, and Orson Welles' companion piece to Citizen Kane, Mr. Arkadin, a follow-up to The Third Man, based on the radio series The Lives of Harry Lime (1951–1952). She was prolific during the 1950s but her film career petered out at the end of the decade. She took part in four episodes of Walt Disney's Zorro (1958) as Margarita (The Gay Caballero). She later returned to the screen in

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