Patricia Marmont

Patricia Eileen Marmont (9 August 1921 – 3 December 2020) was an American-born British actress in Hollywood films and on television, and a theatrical agent.[3] Marmont's best known role was as the Trojan princess Andromache in the 1956 film Helen of Troy.[2] She played Lady de Courcier in The Adventures of Robin Hood episode "The Miser" (1956).

Patricia Marmont
Born(1921-08-09)9 August 1921[1]
Died3 December 2020(2020-12-03) (aged 99)
OccupationActress, businesswoman, entrepreneur, theatrical agent
Years active1946–2004
Spouse(s)Nigel Green
(m. 1952; div. ??)

Life and careerEdit

Marmont was born in August 1921 in Beechhurst, Queens, New York, the daughter of film actor Percy Marmont. During World War II, she served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and was stationed in England. In 1949, she starred opposite Cary Grant in the 1949 film I Was a Male War Bride, in which she portrayed a lieutenant from Boston, Massachusetts based in England during wartime.[4] For a period, she was married to character actor Nigel Green.[5] The two later divorced, and Green died from an accidental overdose of sleeping tablets in 1972.[6]

She retired from acting in the 1970s and relocated to London. During this period, Marmont become a theatrical agent, working first with Larry Dalzell (1933–2011)[7] for many years. In 1983 she formed her own company, Marmont Management Ltd, and became hugely successful, representing the likes of actors William H. Macy, Guy Henry, Patricia Routledge, Kenneth Branagh, Alex Jennings, and Julia Ormond.[2]

Personal life and deathEdit

Marmont had a sister, Pamela (1923–1999),[8] who also became a successful actress in her own right. Pam Marmont was married to fellow actor Moray Watson, who died in 2017.[9]

She died at Denville Hall in Northwood, London, England in December 2020 at the age of 99.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1946 Loyal Heart Joan Stewart
1949 I Was a Male War Bride Female Reception Officer Uncredited
1954 Front Page Story Julie
1954 The Crowded Day Eve
1956 Helen of Troy Andromache
1957 Fortune Is a Woman Ambrosine
1957 No Time for Tears Sister Davies
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer Nurse Benson
1961 Mary Had a Little... Angie
2004 Fakers Maria (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marmont, Patricia E. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946". familysearch. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hollywood's Golden Age Stars Who Are Still Alive And Inspiring Fans, itsrosy.com, October 28, 2020, retrieved February 26, 2021
  3. ^ BFI.org
  4. ^ Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 4, 1948, pg. 3
  5. ^ "Hollywood". The Milwaukee Sentinel. April 1, 1947. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  6. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (May 16, 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Theater agent legend Larry Dalzell dies aged 78
  8. ^ The Guardian: Moray Watson obituary
  9. ^ Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 16, 1953, pg. 21
  10. ^ Aveleyman: Patricia Marmont
  11. ^ The Gazette: Marmont, Patricia Eileen

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