Patricia Morison, Broadway’s First Kate to Be Kissed, Dies at Age 103: Details

Updated On 21 May, 2018 Published On

Broadway's first Kate to be kissed, Patricia Morison, who starred hit musicals Kiss Me, Kate and The King and I after finding limited success in Hollywood, has died on Saturday, May 19 at her home in West Hollywood, California.

She passed away at the age of 103 - after an 80-year career on the stage and screen.

Patricia's friend John Bowab, who is a director and producer, is the one who confirmed the death of the actress on Sunday, May 20 - one day after she passed away. He said that Patricia had been in hospice care.

Video: Patricia Morison performing with Yul Brynner in 1971 stage production of "The King and I"

Patricia had started her acting career just as Hollywood's Golden Age was drawing to a close. She rose to fame after her appearance in films like The Fallen Sparrow and The Song of Bernadette.

The late actress also appeared as Sherlock Holmes' adversary Mrs Hilda Courtney in 1946 movie Dressed To Kill, in which she starred opposite Basil Rathbone.

Since retiring from acting, Patricia had devoted herself to painting. She never married or had children, and had been living in the same Los Angelas apartment complex since 1961.

Here she is performing with Yul Brynner in a 1971 stage :