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Also Known As: Lillian Claire Laizer Getel Klot Died: July 5, 1992
Born: October 21, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: singer, actor

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First attracted attention on the nightclub and cabaret scene for her bluesy jazz intonations and later enjoyed considerable success on the Broadway and London stages. Brown made her breakthrough with a London staging of "The Threepenny Opera" in 1956 and is perhaps best remembered for originating the role of Nancy in the smash London and Broadway hit, "Oliver!", intorducing the now standard "As Long As He Needs Me". (She lost out to Shani Wallis when Carol Reed adapted the musical to film in 1968.) Although Brown began acting in films in 1957, the 1970s marked her busiest period. Typically cast in blowsy, bawdy roles, she enlivened such features as "The Fixer" (1968), "Tales That Witness Madness" (1973) and "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" (1976) and also appeared in the PBS miniseries "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1975) and "The Rebel" (1976). Late in life Brown returned to the London stage to perform in "42nd Street" and "Greek", and to Broadway in the title role of "Roza" (based on the 1977 film "Madame Rosa") and the 1989 revival of "Threepenny Opera" starring Sting. She also lent her distinctively husky voice to the animated TV programs "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High" and the short-lived "Fish Police"...

First attracted attention on the nightclub and cabaret scene for her bluesy jazz intonations and later enjoyed considerable success on the Broadway and London stages. Brown made her breakthrough with a London staging of "The Threepenny Opera" in 1956 and is perhaps best remembered for originating the role of Nancy in the smash London and Broadway hit, "Oliver!", intorducing the now standard "As Long As He Needs Me". (She lost out to Shani Wallis when Carol Reed adapted the musical to film in 1968.)

Although Brown began acting in films in 1957, the 1970s marked her busiest period. Typically cast in blowsy, bawdy roles, she enlivened such features as "The Fixer" (1968), "Tales That Witness Madness" (1973) and "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" (1976) and also appeared in the PBS miniseries "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1975) and "The Rebel" (1976). Late in life Brown returned to the London stage to perform in "42nd Street" and "Greek", and to Broadway in the title role of "Roza" (based on the 1977 film "Madame Rosa") and the 1989 revival of "Threepenny Opera" starring Sting. She also lent her distinctively husky voice to the animated TV programs "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High" and the short-lived "Fish Police" before her sudden death at age 58.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Victim of Love (1991) Emma Walters
2.
 Love at Stake (1987) Widow Chastity
3.
 Emperor's New Clothes, The (1984) Maggie
4.
 Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones, The (1976) Jenny Jones/Mrs Waters
5.
 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) Mrs Freud
6.
 Galileo (1974) Ballad Singer'S Wife
7.
 Tales That Witness Madness (1973) Mother ("Mr Tiger")
8.
 Raging Moon, The (1970) Sarah
9.
 Lock Up Your Daughters (1969) Nell
10.
 The Fixer (1968) Marfa Golov
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1950:
Made stage debut in a girls club pageant in London
1956:
London stage debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera"; later reprised role in New York
1957:
Made film debut in "Murder Reported"
1960:
Originated the role of Nancy in the London and New York versions of the smash hit stage musical, "Oliver!"
1964:
Had title role in the London musical "Maggie May"
1968:
Appeared in "The Fixer"
1975:
Played suffragette Annie Kenney in a PBS miniseries, "Shoulder to Shoulder"
1982:
Wrote and starred in the stage show "Georgia Brown and Friends"
1987:
Last film, "Love at Stake"
1989:
Played Mrs. Peachum in the New York revival of "The Threepenny Opera" headlined by Sting
1990:
Supplied a voice for the NBC animated children's show, "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High"
1992:
Supplied a voice for the short-lived primetime CBS animated comedy, "Fish Police"
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Education

Central Foundation Grammar School for Girls: - 1944 - 1950

Notes

Brown received a 1963 Tony nomination as Best Actress for her work onstage in "Oliver!".

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husband:
Gareth Wigan. Executive. Married on November 7, 1974; divorced.

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father:
Mark Klot. Furrier.
mother:
Anne Klot.
son:
Jonathan Wigan. Survived her.

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