Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten
1905 - 1994

Joseph Cotten  American Actor


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 f...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship33 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length21 yrs, 2 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Joseph
Middle Name Chesire
Last Name Cotten
Full Name at Birth Joseph Chesire Cotten
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th May, 1905
Birthplace Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Died 6th February, 1994
Place of Death Westwood, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Hickman School of Expression
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Citizen Kane (1941)
Year(s) Active 1930–1981
Official Websites
Father Joseph Cotten Sr
Mother Sally Bartlett
Brother Whit Cotten, Sam Cotten
Friend Orson Welles, Jennifer Jones, David O. Selznick, Rita Hayworth, John Houseman, William Dieterle, Agnes Moorehead
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Joseph Cotten88 TaurusActor
Patricia Medina92 CancerActress
Katharine Hepburn96 TaurusActress
Lenore Kipp-
Ingrid Bergman67 VirgoActress

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The Survivor1981 Priest Movie
Churchill and the Generals1981 General George C. Marshall TV Movie
Delusion1980 Ivar Langrock Movie
Heaven's Gate1980 The Reverend Doctor Movie
The Hearse1980 Walter Prichard Movie
Casino1980 Ed Booker TV Movie
Concorde Affaire '791979 Milland Movie
Guyana: Cult of the Damned1979 Richard Gable Movie
Screamers1979 Prof. Ernest Marvin Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979 Lionel, Edward TV Show
Caravans1978 Crandall Movie
Indagine su un delitto perfetto1978 Sir Arthur Dundee Movie
Last In, First Out1978 Foster Johnson Movie
Airport '771977 Nicholas St. Downs III Movie
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977 Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of State Movie
Aspen1977 Horton Paine TV Show
Fantasy Island1977 Thomas Cummings, Simon Grant TV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977 Weldon Rathbone TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Col. van Ryker TV Show
Un sussurro nel buio1976 The Professor Movie
Origins of the Mafia1976 The Envoy TV Show
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976 Dr. Joseph Francis Condon TV Movie
Freedom Is1976 TV Movie
Syndicate Sadists1975 PaternĂ² Movie
Timber Tramps1975 Greedy sawmill mogul Movie
The Rockford Files1974 Warner Jameson TV Show
A Delicate Balance1973 Harry Movie
Soylent Green1973 William R. Simonson Movie
The Devil's Daughter1973 Judge Weatherby TV Movie
Baron Blood1972 Baron Otto von Kleist Movie
Lo Scopone scientifico1972 George Movie
The Screaming Woman1972 George Tresvant TV Movie
The Streets of San Francisco1972 John R. James TV Show
Doomsday Voyage1972 Captain Jason Movie
Journey to Murder1971 Jeff Wheeler (Do Me a Favor and Kill Me) Movie
Lady Frankenstein1971 Baron Frankenstein Movie
The Abominable Dr. Phibes1971 Dr. Vesalius Movie
Assault on the Wayne1971 Admiral TV Movie
City Beneath the Sea1971 Dr. Ziegler TV Movie
Do You Take This Stranger?1971 Dr. Robert Carson TV Movie
The Grasshopper1970 Richard Morgan Movie
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970 Henry Stimson Movie
Cutter's Trail1970 Gen. Spalding TV Movie
Latitude Zero1969 Capt. Craig McKenzie, Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie Movie
The Lonely Profession1969 Martin Bannister TV Movie
Keene1969 Movie
Petulia1968 Mr. Danner Movie
White Comanche1968 Sheriff Logan Movie
Alexander the Great1968 Antigonus TV Movie
It Takes a Thief1968 Mr. Jack, Col. Heinrich TV Show
Journey to the Unknown1968 Jeff Wheeler TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Henry 'Harry' Worthington Rayner TV Show
Gangsters '701968 Destil Movie
Brighty of the Grand Canyon1967 Jim Owen Movie
Jack of Diamonds1967 As Movie
Hellbenders1967 Col. Jonas Movie
Cimarron Strip1967 Nathan Tio TV Show
Ironside1967 Dr. Benjamin Stern TV Show
Off to See the Wizard1967 General Antigonus TV Show
Some May Live1967 Col. Woodward Movie
The Oscar1966 Kenneth Regan Movie
NET Playhouse1966 Narrator TV Show
The Money Trap1965 Dr. Horace Van Tilden Movie
The Tramplers1965 Temple Cordeen Movie
The Great Sioux Massacre1965 Major Reno Movie
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964 Drew Movie
The Great Adventure1963 Captain Meehan TV Show
Saints and Sinners1962 Preston Cooper TV Show
The Virginian1962 Judge Hobbs, Judge Will McMasters TV Show
The Last Sunset1961 John Breckenridge Movie
Bus Stop1961 Professor Wheelwright TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Charles Ladovan TV Show
Theatre '621961 TV Show
The Angel Wore Red1960 Hawthorne Movie
Checkmate1960 Dr. George Mallinson TV Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960 Mac McClay TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Charles Lawrence, Dick Burlingame TV Show
From the Earth to the Moon1958 Victor Barbicane Movie
Touch of Evil1958 Coroner (uncredited) Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958 Arnold Buhler TV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958 Black McSween TV Show
The Halliday Brand1957 Daniel Halliday Movie
Suspicion1957 Gregg Carey TV Show
Wagon Train1957 John Augustus, Captain Dan Brady TV Show
The Bottom of the Bottle1956 Pat 'P.M.' Martin Movie
The Killer Is Loose1956 Detective Sam Wagner Movie
Playhouse 901956 Robert Rainey TV Show
Telephone Time1956 TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956 Ben Harper TV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1956 Reed, Reed Murrow, Clint Anderson TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Courtney Masterson, Tony Gould, William Callew TV Show
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955 Bruce Malone TV Show
Bedevilled1955 Flight Announcer at the airport (voice, uncredited) Movie
Star Stage1955 Narrator, Alexander Holmes TV Show
Special Delivery1955 John Adams Movie
Celebrity Playhouse1955 Marshal Fenton Lockhart TV Show
Producers' Showcase1954 Grant Matthews TV Show
The Best of Broadway1954 Dan McCorn TV Show
A Blueprint for Murder1953 Whitney 'Cam' Cameron Movie
Niagara1953 George Loomis Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Captain TV Show
Egypt by Three1953 Narrator Movie
Othello1952 Senator Movie
The Steel Trap1952 Jim Osborne Movie
The Wild Heart1952 Narrator Movie
Untamed Frontier1952 Kirk Denbow Movie
The Ford Television Theatre1952 John Ashburn TV Show
Half Angel1951 John Raymond Jr. Movie
Peking Express1951 Michael Bachlin Movie
The Man with a Cloak1951 Dupin Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 TV Show
September Affair1950 David Lawrence Movie
Two Flags West1950 Col. Clay Tucker Movie
Walk Softly, Stranger1950 Chris Hale aka Steve Movie
Beyond the Forest1949 Doctor Louis Moline Movie
The Third Man1949 Holly Martins Movie
Under Capricorn1949 Sam Flusky Movie
Portrait of Jennie1948 Eben Adams Movie
The Farmer's Daughter1947 Glenn Morley Movie
Duel in the Sun1946 Jesse McCanles Movie
Love Letters1945 Alan Quinton Movie
Gaslight1944 Brian Cameron Movie
I'll Be Seeing You1944 Zachary Morgan Movie
Since You Went Away1944 Lt. Tony Willett Movie
Hers to Hold1943 Bill Morley Movie
Journey Into Fear1943 Howard Graham Movie
Shadow of a Doubt1943 Uncle Charlie Movie
The Magnificent Ambersons1942 Eugene Morgan Movie
Citizen Kane1941 Jedediah Leland Movie
Lydia1941 Michael Fitzpatrick Movie
Too Much Johnson1938 Augustus Billings Short Film
Seeing the World - Part One: A Visit to New York, N.Y.1937 Movie
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wjerryzJan 16

Brilliant actor . Earth to moon. And Niagara

ziegfeldgirl1941May 21, 2009

Wonderfully handsome man. I highly suggest reading his autobiography! He write like he speaks and writes it in such a friendly manner, not saying anything bad about anyone even though you can sometimes tell they might not have gotten along. Robert Osborne said that Jo Cotten was one of the nicest guys in Hollywood!

leeMar 5, 2009


vileJan 19, 2009

He was very inspiring.

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