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December 27, 2020

30 Glamorous Photos of Luana Patten in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1938 in Long Beach, California, American actress Luana Patten was a model at the age of three and later was hired by Walt Disney. She made her first film appearance in the 1946 musical Song of the South with Bobby Driscoll. They also appeared together in Song of the South’s sister film So Dear to My Heart.


When she grew up, Patten played Jody Weaver in Joe Dakota and Priscilla Lapham in Disney’s 1957 Johnny Tremain. In 1958, she portrayed Elizabeth Buckley in the episode “Twelve Guns” of NBC’s Cimarron City western television series.

In 1959, Patten played Abbie Fenton in the episode “Call Your Shot” of Wanted: Dead of Alive, starring Steve McQueen and the same year played Ruth in “The Ruth Marshall Story” season 3, episode 13 of Wagon Train that aired Dec 30, 1959.

In 1960, Patten played Libby Halstead in Vincente Minnelli’s Home from the Hill. In 1966, she played saloon girl Lorna Medford in the episode “Credit for a Kill” of Bonanza.

Patten retired from the film industry in 1968 except for a brief cameo in the 1988 film Grotesque. She died from respiratory failure in 1996 at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, aged 57.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Luana Patten in the 1950s and 1960s.


































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