Joseph Cotten

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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 Cotten
Joseph Cotten in 1942
Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr.

(1905-05-15)May 15, 1905
DiedFebruary 6, 1994(1994-02-06) (aged 88)
Burial placeBlandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
Years active1930–1981
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
    Lenore Kipp
    (m. 1931; died 1960)
      (m. 1960)
      AwardsVolpi Cup for Best Actor:
      1949 Portrait of Jennie

      Cotten went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948) for which he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, The Third Man (1949) and Niagara (1953). One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980).

      Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited him as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.[2][3]