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‘Affair to Remember’ thesp dies

Patterson was a Broadway vet

Neva Patterson, who played Cary Grant’s fiancee in the 1957 classic “An Affair to Remember,” died Dec. 14 in Los Angeles of complications from a broken hip. She was 90.

Patterson already was a Broadway veteran when she was cast to play Lois for the Cary Grant movie. She originated the role of Helen Sherman on Broadway in 1952 play “The Seven Year Itch.”

Patterson worked as a secretary and performed until she got her break on Broadway in 1947’s “The Druid Circle.” She was featured in a number of other plays most of which had short runs on the Rialto, although “Make a Million” and “Romantic Comedy” ran for more than a year each.

Her career in movies and TV ran from the 1940s to the 1990s and included more than 100 appearances. Her roles in the 1980s mini-series “V” and “V: The Final Battle” won her a continuing fan base.

Survivors include two children.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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