Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten
1905 - 1994
Joseph Cotten  American Actor

Joseph Cotten dating history


Joseph Cotten was previously married to Patricia Medina (1960 - 1994) and Lenore Kipp (1931 - 1960).

Joseph Cotten had encounters with Katharine Hepburn (1939) and Ingrid Bergman.


American Actor Joseph Cotten was born Joseph Chesire Cotten on 15th May, 1905 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA and passed away on 6th Feb 1994 Westwood, California, USA aged 88. He is most remembered for Citizen Kane (1941). His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Joseph Cotten was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945) and Marilyn Monroe in Niagara (1953).

Joseph Cotten is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Actors from Virginia.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 33 years, 8 months 31 years, 10 months 30 years
Encounter2 - - -
Total4 33 years, 8 months 15 years, 11 months 30 years


First Name Joseph
Middle Name Chesire
Last Name Cotten
Full Name at Birth Joseph Chesire Cotten
Alternative Name Joe, Joseph Chesire Cotten, Joseph Cotten
Birthday 15th May, 1905
Birthplace Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Died 6th February, 1994
Place of Death Westwood, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 186lbs (84 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Cleft chin
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Hickman School of Expression
Occupation Text Actor, Writer
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
Favorite Songs All the Things You Are
Favorite Books Benjamin Franklin`s Essays
Favorite Foods Ice Cream
Favorite Colors Yellow

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 then 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.

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Joseph Cotten88 TaurusActor
Patricia Medina92 CancerActress
Katharine Hepburn96 TaurusActress
Lenore Kipp-
Ingrid Bergman67 VirgoActress


Delusion1981Ivar LangrockMovie
The Survivor1981PriestMovie
Heaven's Gate1980The Reverend DoctorMovie
The Hearse1980Walter PrichardMovie
Casino1980Ed BookerTV Movie
Concorde Affaire '791979MillandMovie
Guyana: Cult of the Damned1979Richard GableMovie
The Island of the Fishmen1979Prof. Ernest MarvinMovie
Tales of the Unexpected1979Lionel / EdwardTV Show
Churchill and the Generals1979Gen. George C. MarshallTV Movie
Indagine su un delitto perfetto1978Sir Arthur DundeeMovie
Last In, First Out1978Foster JohnsonMovie
Airport '771977Nicholas St. Downs IIIMovie
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of StateMovie
Aspen1977Horton PaineTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Thomas Cummings / Simon GrantTV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977Weldon RathboneTV Show
The Love Boat1977Col. van RykerTV Show
A Whisper in the Dark1976The ProfessorMovie
Origins of the Mafia1976The EnvoyTV Show
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976Dr. Joseph Francis CondonTV Movie
Freedom Is1976TV Movie
Syndicate Sadists1975PaternĂ²Movie
Timber Tramps1975Greedy sawmill mogulMovie
The Rockford Files1974Warner JamesonTV Show
A Delicate Balance1973HarryMovie
Soylent Green1973William R. SimonsonMovie
The Devil's Daughter1973Judge WeatherbyTV Movie
Baron Blood1972Baron Otto von Kleist / Alfred BeckerMovie
Lo Scopone scientifico1972GeorgeMovie
The Screaming Woman1972George TresvantTV Movie
The Streets of San Francisco1972John R. JamesTV Show
Doomsday Voyage1972Captain JasonMovie
Journey to Murder1971Jeff Wheeler (Do Me a Favor and Kill Me)Movie
Lady Frankenstein1971Baron FrankensteinMovie
The Abominable Dr. Phibes1971Dr. VesaliusMovie
Assault on the Wayne1971AdmiralTV Movie
City Beneath the Sea1971Dr. ZieglerTV Movie
Do You Take This Stranger?1971Dr. Robert CarsonTV Movie
The Grasshopper1970Richard MorganMovie
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Henry L. StimsonMovie
Cutter's Trail1970Gen. SpaldingTV Movie
Latitude Zero1969Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzieMovie
The Lonely Profession1969Martin BannisterTV Movie
Petulia1968Mr. DannerMovie
White Comanche1968Sheriff LoganMovie
It Takes a Thief1968Mr. Jack / Col. HeinrichTV Show
Journey to the Unknown1968Jeff WheelerTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Henry 'Harry' Worthington RaynerTV Show
Gangsters '701968DestilMovie
Brighty of the Grand Canyon1967Jim OwenMovie
Jack of Diamonds1967AceMovie
Hellbenders1967Colonel JonasMovie
Cimarron Strip1967Nathan TioTV Show
Ironside1967Dr. Benjamin SternTV Show
Off to See the Wizard1967General AntigonusTV Show
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
Some May Live1967Col. WoodwardMovie
The Oscar1966Kenneth ReganMovie
The Money Trap1965Dr. Horace Van TildenMovie
The Tramplers1965Temple CordeenMovie
The Great Sioux Massacre1965Major RenoMovie
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964Dr. Drew BaylissMovie
NET Playhouse1964NarratorTV Show
Alexander the Great1963AntigonusTV Movie
The Great Adventure1963Captain MeehanTV Show
Saints and Sinners1962Preston CooperTV Show
The Virginian1962Judge Hobbs / Judge Will McMastersTV Show
The Last Sunset1961John BreckenridgeMovie
Bus Stop1961Professor WheelwrightTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Charles LadovanTV Show
Theatre '621961Alex SebastianTV Show
The Angel Wore Red1960HawthorneMovie
Checkmate1960Dr. George MallinsonTV Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960Mac McClayTV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Charles Lawrence / Dick BurlingameTV Show
From the Earth to the Moon1958Victor BarbicaneMovie
Touch of Evil1958Coroner (uncredited)Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958Arnold BuhlerTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958Black McSweenTV Show
The Halliday Brand1957Daniel HallidayMovie
Suspicion1957Gregg CareyTV Show
Wagon Train1957John Augustus / Captain Dan BradyTV Show
The Bottom of the Bottle1956Pat 'P.M.' MartinMovie
The Killer Is Loose1956Detective Sam WagnerMovie
Playhouse 901956Robert Gideon RaineyTV Show
Telephone Time1956TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Ben HarperTV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Courtney Masterson / Tony Gould / William CallewTV Show
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955Bruce MaloneTV Show
Bedevilled1955Flight Announcer at the airport (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1955Reed / Reed Murrow / Clint Anderson / ...TV Show
Star Stage1955Narrator / Alexander HolmesTV Show
Special Delivery1955John AdamsMovie
Celebrity Playhouse1955Marshal Fenton LockhartTV Show
Producers' Showcase1954Grant MatthewsTV Show
The Best of Broadway1954Dan McCornTV Show
A Blueprint for Murder1953Whitney 'Cam' CameronMovie
Niagara1953George LoomisMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Private Harris / Captain / Paul HentyTV Show
Egypt by Three1953NarratorMovie
The Steel Trap1952Jim OsborneMovie
Untamed Frontier1952Kirk DenbowMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952John AshburnTV Show
Half Angel1951John Raymond Jr.Movie
Othello1951Senator (uncredited)Movie
Peking Express1951Michael BachlinMovie
The Man with a Cloak1951DupinMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
Gone to Earth1950Opening Narration Spoken byMovie
September Affair1950David LawrenceMovie
Two Flags West1950Col. Clay TuckerMovie
Walk Softly, Stranger1950Chris Hale aka SteveMovie
Beyond the Forest1949Doctor Lewis MolineMovie
The Third Man1949Holly MartinsMovie
Under Capricorn1949Sam FluskyMovie
Portrait of Jennie1948Eben AdamsMovie
The Farmer's Daughter1947Glenn MorleyMovie
Duel in the Sun1946Jesse McCanlesMovie
Love Letters1945Alan QuintonMovie
Gaslight1944Brian CameronMovie
I'll Be Seeing You1944Zachary MorganMovie
Since You Went Away1944Lt. Tony WillettMovie
Hers to Hold1943Bill MorleyMovie
Journey Into Fear1943Howard GrahamMovie
Shadow of a Doubt1943Charlie OakleyMovie
The Magnificent Ambersons1942Eugene MorganMovie
Citizen Kane1941Jedediah Leland / Screening Room ReporterMovie
Too Much Johnson1938Augustus BillingsShort Film
Seeing the World - Part One: A Visit to New York, N.Y.1937Short Film
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cboothe977cboothe977Apr 5, 2021

6382 Hollywood Blvd.

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wjerryzwjerryzJan 16, 2016

Brilliant actor . Earth to moon. And Niagara

ziegfeldgirl1941ziegfeldgirl1941May 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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