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Also Known As: Coral Brown Died: May 29, 1991
Born: July 23, 1913 Cause of Death: breast cancer
Birth Place: Australia Profession: actor

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An elegant, distinguished stage actress, first noted for her comedic roles on the London stage, Browne began appearing in films in the late 1930s and is probably best known for her role in Peter Medak's zany satire, "The Ruling Class" (1972). She appeared in the British-made TV drama "An Englishman Abroad" (1983), directed by John Schlesinger and based on her real-life 1958 encounter with spy Guy Burgess. Browne was also outstanding in Gavin Millar's "Dreamchild" (1985) as octogenarian Alice Hargreaves, who as a girl had inspired Lewis Carroll to write "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Married to second husband, actor Vincent Price, from 1974 until her death.

An elegant, distinguished stage actress, first noted for her comedic roles on the London stage, Browne began appearing in films in the late 1930s and is probably best known for her role in Peter Medak's zany satire, "The Ruling Class" (1972). She appeared in the British-made TV drama "An Englishman Abroad" (1983), directed by John Schlesinger and based on her real-life 1958 encounter with spy Guy Burgess. Browne was also outstanding in Gavin Millar's "Dreamchild" (1985) as octogenarian Alice Hargreaves, who as a girl had inspired Lewis Carroll to write "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Married to second husband, actor Vincent Price, from 1974 until her death.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dreamchild (1985) Alice Hargreaves
2.
 American Dreamer (1984) Margaret Mcmann
3.
 Englishman Abroad, An (1983) Herself
4.
 Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) Lady Stella Reading
5.
 Xanadu (1980) Voice Of Heavenly Female
6.
 The Drowning Pool (1975) Olivia Devereaux
7.
 Theatre Of Blood (1973) Miss Chloe Moon
8.
 The Ruling Class (1972) Lady Claire
9.
 The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) Molly Luther
10.
 The Killing of Sister George (1968) Mercy Croft
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1931:
Australian stage debut in "Loyalties", Melbourne
1934:
Left Australia and moved to London
1934:
London stage debut as understudy, "Lover's Leap"
1936:
Screen debut, "The Amateur Gentleman"
1951:
Joined the Old Vic, London; appeared in "Othello", "King Lear", "Hamlet" and "Macbeth"
1972:
Co-starred with Peter O'Toole in "The Ruling Class"
1973:
Appeared with future husband Vincent Price in "Theatre of Blood"
1983:
Portrayed herself in the based-on-fact "An Englishman Abroad", which detailed her relationship with spy Guy Burgess
1985:
Portrayed an adult Alice Liddell in "Dreamchild"
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husband:
Philip Pearman. Deceased.
husband:
Vincent Price. Actor. Married in 1974; met while filming "Theater of Blood" (1973) together.

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father:
Leslie Clarence Brown. Restaurateur.
mother:
Victoria Elizabeth Brown.

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