Actor Joseph Cotton became a star after his movie debut in 1941 in Citizen Kane. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is honoring him with an historical marker in his hometown. The marker will be dedicated Saturday afternoon (5/21) at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology on Washington Street.
Cotton was born in Petersburg in 1905. He died in 1994 and is buried in Blandford Cemetery.