Patricia Morison Dies At 103

Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died on Sunday at the age of 103. Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. With her long auburn hair and fiery blue-gray eyes, Morison radiated a sophisticated sex appeal. She had “the most sensual mouth of any lady in the movies”, Gregory William Mank wrote in his book “Women in Horror Films, 1940s.” My favorite title of a Morison film was 1942’s “Are Husbands Necessary?

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