Coral Browne

1913 - 1991


  1. i loved her in auntie mame what a classy lady

    tebetha pillar

  2. you were like no other

    i will always think of you and vincent in our living room, you telling your wonderful stories.

    tim hilton

  3. Her last husband that she loved

    I am sure Coral Browne won’t mind me doing this for her. Also I am doing this for her last husband that she loved deeply and he loved her. He was Vincent Price, the great actor. I have never met Ms. Browne, but did meet Mr.Price some 9 times, a very dear man. God bless them both, wonderful and talented dear souls of the Arts.

    Dennis Hollenbeck

  4. Coral Browne

    Coral Edith Browne(July 23, 1913-May 29, 1991)
    Coral Browne was born in Melbourne, Australia. She began acting on the Australian stage. When she was 21 she left for London and began a long career as a classical actress, her roles included appearances in “The Taming of the Shrew”, “King Lear” and “Macbeth”.
    She also appeared in films throughout her career, starting in the 1930s. Her best known roles include Vera Charles in “Auntie Mame”, Mercy Croft in “The Killing of sister George” and Lady Claire Gurney in “The Ruling Class”.
    She was married twice. Her first husband was Philip Pearman. They were married from 1950 until his death from cancer in 1964. Her second husband was actor Vincent Price, whom she met while they were filming “Theatre of Blood” in 1972. They were married from 1973 until Coral’s death on
    May 27,1991. Vincent Price died on October 25, 1993.

    Kelly Smith

  5. Coral Edith Brown

    Biography for Coral Browne
    Birth name
    Coral Edith Brown
    Mini biography
    Australian actress who worked primarily in Britain and specialized in superior, upper-crust sorts. Browne began her stage career in Melbourne but moved to England at the age of 21 and quickly brightened the West End with her sharp delivery and stylish sense of comedy. Her film appearances were sporadic, though she made several pictures memorable with her presence, particularly The Ruling Class (1972) as the libidinous Lady Claire.
    While touring the Soviet Union in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Hamlet, ” Browne encountered the expatriate British spy Guy Burgess, and this bizarre meeting became the basis of the television film An Englishman Abroad (1983) (TV), for which Browne won the BAFTA Best Actress award for playing herself. She met Vincent Price when they co-starred in Theatre of Blood (1973), and married him in 1974. He was at her side when she died at 77 following a long struggle with breast cancer.
    Vicent Price was best known here in the United States as a star of the “Creepy and vaguely sinister variety” even though you can tell he was a classically trained theatre actor.

    A Devoted Lover of the Silent Film

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