Joseph Cotten a leading Hollywood actor of the 1940s

Joseph Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) A film, stage and television actor, Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles films “Citizen Kane” (1941), “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), and “Journey into Fear” (1943). Joseph Cotten went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943), “Love Letters” (1945), “Duel in the Sun” (1946), “Portrait of Jennie” (1948) and “The Third Man” (1949).

Joseph Cotten (1950 portrait)

Joseph Cotten (1950 portrait)

Joseph Cotten with Teresa Wright in "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)

Joseph Cotten with Teresa Wright in
“Shadow of a Doubt” (1943)

Joseph Cotten with Dolores del Rio in a promo for"Journey into Fear" (1943)

Joseph Cotten with Dolores del Rio in a promo for
“Journey into Fear” (1943)

Joseph Cotten with Jennifer Jones in "Duel in the Sun" (1946)

Joseph Cotten with Jennifer Jones in
“Duel in the Sun” (1946)

Joseph Cotten with Alida Valli in "The Third Man" (1949)

Joseph Cotten with Alida Valli in
“The Third Man” (1949)

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