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Roc, Patricia (1915–2003)

Roc, Patricia (1915–2003)

English actress. Born Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold, June 7, 1915, in St. Pancras, London, England; died Dec 30, 2003, in Locarno, Switzerland; adopted as infant by Andre Riese, wealthy Dutch-Belgian stockbroker, and named Felicia Riese (was unaware of adoption until age 34); m. Dr. Murray Laing (Canadian osteopath), 1939 (div. 1944); m. André Thomas (French cinematographer), 1949 (died 1954); m. Walter Reiss or Reif (Viennese import-exporter), 1962 (died 1986); children: (with actor Anthony Steel) Michael Thomas.

Popular British star (1940s–50s), made stage debut in Nuts in May (1937); made film debut in The Rebel Son (1938), followed by The Gaunt Stranger, Pack Up Your Troubles, Millions Like Us, We'll Meet Again, Love Story, Madonna of the Seven Moons, 2,000 Women, The Wicked Lady, Canyon Passage, Jassy, The Brothers, When the Bough Breaks and So Well Remembered, among others; moved to Paris (1949) on 2nd marriage and worked in European cinema; retired (1963).

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