Actress & Author Patricia Bosworth Passes Away from Coronavirus

The Montgomery Clift author was 86 years old.

patricia bosworth and audrey hepburn in the nun's story

On Friday April 3, 2020, actress-turned-author Patricia Bosworth passed away. She was best known for her biographies of Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda. According to an interview in the New York Times with her stepdaughter Fia Hatsev, Bosworth died due to pneumonia brought on by COVID-19.

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Bosworth attended the Actors Studio alongside famous figures such as Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, and Jane Fonda. She later had starring roles in the television shows Naked City and The Patty Duke, and acted opposite Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story.

Bosworth also posed for the famous photographer Diane Arbus, and later wrote her biography. This biography would later be adapted into the 2006 film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, starring Nicole Kidman.

Below, we're pleased to share a video Open Road Media made with Patricia Bosworth in 2012. In the video, Bosworth discusses getting her start as an actor, her Mark Twain-inspired approach to writing biographies, and why she is so drawn to tormented people.

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Featured photo from "The Nun's Story," via Warner Bros.

Published on 6 Apr 2020