Patricia Bosworth, Journalist, Biographer, Memoirist   

Patricia Bosworth, Journalist, Biographer, Memoirist


Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer, memoirist, and former actress. Her latest book The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan examines Bosworth’s career as an actress, her early transition into journalism, and her first and second marriages, as well as how she survived the suicides of both her brother and father. A lawyer for one of the Hollywood Ten, her father is the subject of her first memoir Anything Your Little Heart Desires.

Bosworth also wrote the bestselling biographies on Montgomery Clift (1978), Diane Arbus (1984), Marlon Brando (2000) and Jane Fonda (2011).

She has been a faculty member of Columbia University’s School of Journalism as well as Barnard College, and is a winner of the Front Page Award for her journalistic achievement in writing about the Hollywood Blacklist.  As an actress, Bosworth is perhaps best known for playing Sister Simone, the young friend of Audrey Hepburn’s character Sister Luke, in The Nun’s Story (1959).

Patricia Bosworth will be in conversation with Martha Frankel at the Milford Theater on Saturday September 16th at 10:00 am to 11:15am. And at 4:30pm to 5:45pm there will be a Plenary Panel featuring all six main stage writers.