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Patricia Roc
Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold

(1915-06-07)7 June 1915
London, England
Died 30 December 2003(2003-12-30) (aged 88)
Other names Felicia Riese
Occupation Actress
Years active 1938 – 1962
Spouse(s) Dr. Murray Laing (1939)
André Thomas (1949-54)
Walter Reif (1962-86)

Patricia Roc (7 June 1915 – 30 December 2003), born Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold, was a British movie actress. She was popular in the Gainsborough melodramas such as Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) and The Wicked Lady (1945). She only made one movie in Hollywood, Canyon Passage (1946).

She also appeared in Millions Like Us (1943), Jassy (1945), The Brothers (1947) and When the Bough Breaks (1947).

Affair with Ronald Reagan

She met Ronald Reagan over lunch in 1945. They had an intense affair. Reagan, at the time, was married to Jane Wyman. Reagan wanted to marry her, but their relationship ended in 1947. Before her death, she kept a picture of Reagan and herself in the drawing-room of her Swiss home at ­Minusio, overlooking Lake Maggiore. It showed them gazing deeply into each other’s eyes.


Roc died of kidney failure in her home in Locarno, Switzerland, aged 88.

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