AGENCIES, Washington DC: Patricia Bosworth, an actor and one of the most celebrated biographers who has chronicled the lives of actors such as Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Montgomery Clift, passed away due to pneumonia resulting from coronavirus. Many would also remember her for playing the nun opposite of Audrey Hepburn in the 1959 classic The Nun’s Story’. Bosworth was 86.
Her step-daughter, Fia Hatsav, took to Facebook to share this sad news. She wrote, “This terrible virus has taken my Vibrant, talented, and loving Step- Mother, Patricia Bosworth. You may read about her in all the news articles, from NYT, Vanity Fair, Deadline, The Wrap, etc. But to us she was Patti, and Grandma Patti. She was a humble, caring and compassionate person. She adopted us and we in return adopted her. She was part of our family, in every way. She loved my children, and treasured being their grandma, it meant everything to her.”
She emphasized on Bosworth’s need for independence even at old age, by further adding, “She was fiercely independent, even when she began to get sick. She was angry with me because I was so worried about her! It was so terribly difficult not to be with her in her last days, but the nurses and doctors said she was communicating to them with her mighty pen! I’m so proud of her bravery! I have been talking to her amazing friends, whom loved her so much! Many of them have adopted me now. I am filled with gratefulness for knowing Patti, and having her in my life.”
Bosworth also worked in television shows such as The Patty Duke and Naked City. Apart from writing the biographies of the famous, she had written for the Vanity Fair, The New York Times and New York magazine.