Date of Birth: 07/06/1915
Place of birth: London
Author: Alexei Bulatov
Patricia Rock, real name Miriam Felicia Ursula Herold, born on 7 June 1915, in London, England. Reception daughter of Dutch-Belgian father, Andre Riese, a wealthy stockbroker, and half-French mother, she studied in private schools in London and Paris before in 1937 joined RADA drama school - the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
As a stage actress Rock made its debut in 1938, in the London production of `Nuts in May`, where it was seen by Alexander Korda, who gave her the leading role of the Polish princess in the historical thriller` The Rebel Son`.
She has worked in the studio of George. Arthur Rank, who called Patricia `archetypical British krasavitsey`. Peak of popularity in the British film industry Rock made during World War II, playing escapist melodrama. She performed several notable roles in the patriotic war films such as `Let the People Sing` 1941,` We`ll Meet Again` 1942 Vera Lynn and Heraldo. In addition, the actress received a stellar role in the prisoner camp comedy `2000 zhenschin` Phyllis Calvert, Jean Kent and Flora Robson.
The melodrama Leslie Arliss` history lyubvi` Patricia entrusted to play a jealous rival Margaret Lockwood. Later, the actress said that although they had to beat on the script of the film to each other in the face, she and Lockwood in life have always been best friends. In two subsequent films, `Wicked ledi` and` Jassy`, the actress once again were forced to play bitter rivals.
Her short stay in Hollywood grew into melodrama shot kanona` `Pass in 1946. During the filming of Rock was involved in a romantic relationship with Ronald Reagan, though cooperation with another star of the melodrama, American actress Susan Hayward, she hardly was pleased, saying about her: `Glamorous girl Englishwoman - infernal babenka`.
Among other things, she starred in the musical musical Terence Young `One night toboy`, French drama` Return to zhizni` with Paul Azaisom thriller `Man on the Eiffel bashne` with Charles Laughton and a detective W. Lee Wilder` Bluebeard`s Ten Honeymoons `.
After the death of her husband Andre Thomas in 1954, Patricia returned to England. She starred in only three films and not refused roles on television, including its possible to see in the first episode of the series` heroine in Svyatoy` image named Madge Klerron.
In general, the first time Rock married at 24 years old, in 1939, for the 44-year-old Canadian osteopath Dr. Murray Lang. Their marriage fell apart a few years later. The second time the actress tied the vows in 1949 with Andre Thomas and moved to Paris, where more and more gave myself French and Italian cinema. Thomas was fruitless, so when Patricia gave birth to his son Michael as a result of an affair with Anthony Steele in 1952, screw on the set dramedii `Something Money Can`t Buy`, Andre has agreed to accept the child as his own.
She married for the third and last time for Walter Rife in 1962, and a year later went to retirement. Later, Rock moved to Locarno, Switzerland, where she died at the age of 88 years, 30 of December of 2003, of heart failure.