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Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten
From the trailer for the film Love Letters (1945).
Personal information
Birth nameJoseph Cheshire Cotten
Birth dateMay 15, 1905
Place of birthPetersburg, Virginia, US
Date of deathFebruary 6, 1994(age 88)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, US
Years active1937 81
SpouseLenore Kipp (1931 60) her death; one stepdaughter
Patricia Medina (1960 94) (his death)
AwardsVolpi Cup for Best Actor
1949 Portrait of Jennie

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Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 - February 6, 1994) was an American actor of stage and film. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He is associated with Orson Welles, leading to appearances in Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay, and The Third Man (1949). He was a star in his own right with films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Portrait of Jennie (1948), and The Third Man (1949).

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