Coral Browne Overview:

Character actress, Coral Browne, was born Coral Edith Brown on Jul 23, 1913 in Melbourne, Australia. Browne died at the age of 77 on May 29, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA .


Coral Browne appeared in over 30 film and TV roles during her 50+ year screen career, most notably as Vera Charles in Auntie Mame (1958), Meg in The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (1961), Mercy Croft in The Killing of Sister George, and Lady Claire in The Ruling Class (1972). During the filming of 1973's Theatre of Blood she met husband-to-be Vincent Price. Browne and Price married in 1974 and remained married until Browne's death in 1991. (Price was Browne's second husband; she was married to her first husband, Philip Pearman, until his death in 1964.)

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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By Dawn on Jun 16, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Gregan McMahon hired Coral Brown, for her first professional performance in, Loyalties at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre on 2 May 1931.At the age of 21 she moved to England, where she became a stage actress. She began film acting in 1936, in Auntie Mame (1958). About a flamboyant, aunt of Patrick, who i... Read full article

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Coral Browne Quotes:

Vera Charles: [to Mame regarding her loud, jingly bracelets] What the HELL have you got back there, reindeer?

Molly Luther: She's tame enough now, Lewis, but will she turn into a slut like the last one?

Molly Luther: Free food, free drinks, free press.

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According to the biography of Coral by Barbara Angell, Coral was bisexual. Her first husband, actor Philip Pearman was gay. Among her male dalliances: Paul Robeson, Christopher Cazenove, Cecil Beaton, Michael Hordern and British spy Guy Burgess.

Having acted with Wilfrid Hyde-White as one of the "Heavenly Voices" in Xanadu (1980), they died within weeks of each other, May 1991.

Stepmother of Victoria Price and Vincent Price Jr.

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