Joseph Cotten, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Cotten

American film, stage and television actor

Date of Birth: 15-May-1905

Place of Birth: Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Date of Death: 06-Feb-1994

Profession: screenwriter, stage actor, radio personality, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Joseph Cotten

  • Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr.
  • (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor.
  • Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He first gained worldwide fame in three Orson Welles films: Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay.
  • He went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948), The Third Man (1949) and Niagara (1953).
  • One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980).

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