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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Cotten

(1905-1994)

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 25, 2017
1. Joseph Cotten Marker
Inscription.  Joseph Cotten, actor, was born in Petersburg. At school he excelled in football and on the stage. He appeared in several Broadway productions during the 1930s and joined Orson Welles’s Mercury Theater company. Cotten made his film debut in 1941 alongside Welles in Citizen Kane. He later starred in Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944), and The Third Man (1949), becoming one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men. Cotten won the Best Actor award at the 1949 Venice International Film Festival. He appeared in more than 80 films over four decades and hosted The Joseph Cotten Show on television. He died in 1994 and is buried at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-36.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 37° 13.575′ N, 77° 24.679′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and Guarantee Street, on the
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By Bernard Fisher, March 25, 2017
2. Joseph Cotten Marker
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left when traveling west on West Washington Street. Located in front of the Appomattox Regional Governor's School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 W Washington St, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lee's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Folly Castle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Two Noted Homes (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Henry (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Cotten. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 26, 2017.) 

2. Joseph Cotten Biography. IMDb.com (Submitted on March 26, 2017.) 
 
Appomattox Regional Governor's School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 25, 2017
3. Appomattox Regional Governor's School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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