Coral Browne


Actor
Coral Browne

About

Also Known As
Coral Brown
Birth Place
Australia
Born
July 23, 1913
Died
May 29, 1991
Cause of Death
Breast Cancer

Biography

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 wit...

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Philip Pearman
Husband
Deceased.
Vincent Price
Husband
Actor. Married in 1974; met while filming "Theater of Blood" (1973) together.

Biography

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.

Life Events

1931

Australian stage debut in "Loyalties", Melbourne

1934

London stage debut as understudy, "Lover's Leap"

1934

Left Australia and moved to London

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"

Photo Collections

Auntie Mame - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Auntie Mame (1958), starring Rosalind Russell. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Killing of Sister George - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Killing of Sister George (1968). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Night Of The Generals, The (1967) - You've Become Vicious General von Seidlitz-Gabler and his wife (Charles Gray and Coral Browne) host General Tanz (Peter O'Toole) and introduce their daughter (Joanna Pettet) at a reception, in Sam Spiegel's Night of the Generals, 1967.
Legend Of Lylah Clare, The - Cameras Are Rolling All Hollywood turned out, director Zarcon (Peter Finch) unveils Elsa (Kim Novak), the dead-ringer for his dead wife, columnist Molly Luther (Coral Browne) commenting, in Robert Aldrich's The Legend Of Lylah Clare, 1968
Auntie Mame (1958) - Do The Lillian Gish Routine Rosalind Russell (title character), with actress friend Vera (Coral Browne), panics over the arrival of the banker (Fred Clark) she's been avoiding, come to check on the welfare of her orphan nephew Patrick (Jan Handzlik), in the first movie version of Auntie Mame, 1958.
Dr. Crippen (1963) - Get Rid Of Those Young Men Well into the flashback from his murder trial, Donald Pleasence (title character) with his wife (and alleged victim) Belle (Coral Browne), and amorous lodger Harry (John Lee), later reckoning, in the true-life crime drama Dr. Crippen, 1963.
Dr. Crippen (1963) - His Own Evil Ends From the opening credit sequence, principals Donald Pleasence and Samantha Eggar introduced, and Sir Donald Wolfit laying out the case as the prosecutor, in the fact-based Dr. Crippen, 1963.
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961) - As You Like It Opening scenes, backstage with the title character Karen (Vivien Leigh), unhappy with her Shakespeare, visited backstage by friends (Viola Keats, Henry McCarty and Coral Browne as journalist "Meg"), in The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams novel.
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961) - Is It So Bad To Drift? Paolo (Warren Beatty) has finally won a date with retired American actress Karen (Vivien Leigh), who bumps into old friend journalist Meg (Coral Browne) at a plush restaurant, in The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams novel.

Trailer

Family

Leslie Clarence Brown
Father
Restaurateur.
Victoria Elizabeth Brown
Mother

Companions

Philip Pearman
Husband
Deceased.
Vincent Price
Husband
Actor. Married in 1974; met while filming "Theater of Blood" (1973) together.

Bibliography