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Patricia Bosworth Who Starred Alongside Audrey Hepburn in 'The Nun's Story' Dies at 86 from Coronavirus

Busayo Ogunjimi
Apr 07, 2020
05:30 A.M.
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Patricia Bosworth passed away on the 2nd of April, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The author/actress has starred in a few movies and also written biographies of a few well-known persons.


Patricia was born to Attorney Bartley Crum and Novelist Anna Bosworth in Oakland, California. She had a passion for acting from a young age.

The legendary actress studied and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a major in dancing and writing.

Patricia Bosworth, Author of Diane Arbus during "FUR: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus" New York Premiere - After Party at The Phillips de Pury Gallery in New York City, New York, United States | Photo: Getty Images


Bosworth, under Lee Strasberg, studied acting at the Actors studio alongside prominent actors like Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and Jane Fonda.

She starred in a few movies and TV shows like "Fur", "Four Boys and a Gun," Patricia also played the nun opposite in the 1959 classic movie "The Nun's Story".

The actress later quit, to start journalism. She became a renowned writer and editor and worked for New York Times as well as New York Magazine, and was also an editor for other publications.

Patricia Bosworth, author during Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus New York Premiere - Arrivals at Chelsea West in New York, New York, United States | Photo: Getty Images


Patricia has written several books and biographies. Her books include "What Your Heart Desires," "The Men in my Life," "Dreamer with a Thousand Thrills," among others.

Jay Benedict was infected of the virus and later passed away.

Ms. Bosworth has also written biographies on Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Phil Stern and even Diane Arbus. Her biography on Diane served as the inspiration and basis of the movie "Fur".

Loraine Boyle and Patricia Bosworth attend Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney and George Farias Host Christmas Cheer at Doubles Club on December 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


When Bosworth died, her stepdaughter, Fia Hastav explained to New York Times that Patricia's death was mainly caused by pneumonia which was brought on by the virus.

American actor Jay Benedict, known particularly for his role in the movie "Foyle's War," also died of coronavirus on April 4.

He was infected of the virus and later passed away, his website confirmed and his management also announced in a tweet.


Jay starred in a few movies and TV shows like "Emmerdale," "Aliens," "Page Eight," " X-bomber," "Yanks Go Home," " Only Love" and many others.

Vikie Michelle paid a tribute to him and with a heavy heart, she posted on Twitter and said: "Shocked to hear one of our most brilliant actors and kind lovely man Jay Benedict has passed."

It came as a shock to fans across the world to hear the breaking news of both Patricia and Benedict's death.


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