Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer. A former faculty member of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, she has also been an editor, actress and model.Early life and careerBorn as Patricia Crum in Oakland, California, she is the daughter of writer Anna Gertrude Bosworth and attorney Bartley Crum, one of the six lawyers who defended the Hollywood Ten during the Red Scare at the start of the Cold War in 1947. Her younger brother, Bartley Crum Jr., and her father both committed suicide.Bosworth attended Miss Burke's School and the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Aged 13, intending to become an actress, she adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional surname. In 1948, the family moved to New York City, where Bosworth attended the Chapin School. She also attended the École International in Geneva, Switzerland. Bosworth eloped in 1952 with an art student, ending the marriage after a year. After receiving her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1955, she became a member of the Actors Studio in Manhattan, and found work as a model and actress. Her first modeling job came from the John Robert Powers agency. She was hired by Diane Arbus and her husband Allan Arbus to pose along with a male model for a magazine ad for the Greyhound bus company. Allan drove everyone, including his and Diane's assistant Tad Yamashiro, who many years later became a photographer whose work was exhibited in galleries, to the Ardsley Acres section of Ardsley, New York for the photo shoot.