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Vanessa Brown (I) (1928–1999)

The attractive daughter of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled their homeland to Paris in 1937 before coming to America, "B" actress Vanessa Brown grew up exceptionally fluent in German, French, Italian and English. She auditioned for Lillian Hellman at age 13 sporting a perfect Teutonic accent and earned the chance to understudy Ann Blyth on Broadway... See full bio »

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General Hospital
General Hospital Mrs. DeFreest
The Heiress
The Heiress Maria
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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Anna Muir as an Adult
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 1991 True Colors (TV Series)
- Daughter Dearest (1991) ... Waitress
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Punch Lady
- Little Debbie (1990) ... Punch Lady
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alma Goodrich
- The Search for Peter Kerry (1989) ... Alma Goodrich
 1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Lady Tailor
- Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (1985) ... Lady Tailor
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Aunt Beulah (segment "A Message from Charity")
- Examination Day/A Message from Charity (1985) ... Aunt Beulah (segment "A Message from Charity")
 1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Miss Rochemond
- JFK: Part 2 (1985) ... Miss Rochemond
- JFK: Part 1 (1985) ... Miss Rochemond
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Mrs. DeFreest
- Episode dated 16 May 1980 (1980) ... Mrs. DeFreest (uncredited)
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
1st Evans Twin
 1977 All That Glitters (TV Series)
Peggy Horner
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Baxter / Mrs. Smythe
- Face for a Shadow (1975) ... Mrs. Baxter
- To Steal a Million (1975) ... Mrs. Smythe
 1971 Bless the Beasts & Children
Mrs. Goodenow
 1971 Arnie (TV Series)
- Stand Up for Julius (1971) ... Shirley
 1967 Rosie!
Edith Shaw
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Carol Penn
- Murder by the Book (1960) ... Carol Penn
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Elsa Schuldorf
- The Lovers (1960) ... Elsa Schuldorf
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Silhouette (1959) ... Shelly
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Donna Kress
- The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma (1959) ... Donna Kress
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Paula King
- Any Friend of Julie's (1959) ... Paula King
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mary Lou Talbot
- Deadeye, the Indian Scout (1958) ... Mary Lou Talbot
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Sally Potter
- The Sally Potter Story (1958) ... Sally Potter
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Marian / Marie Bannerman / Vera
- Hurricane Diane (1957) ... Marian
- The Dance (1955) ... Marie Bannerman
- The Box of Chocolates (1955) ... Vera
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- One Way Out (1957) ... Betty
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Pamela Wright
- The Man with the Pointed Toes (1957) ... Pamela Wright
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Miss Phinney
- Incident in Kawi (1956) ... Miss Phinney
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Louise Williams
- The Louise Williams Story (1956) ... Louise Williams
 1955 My Favorite Husband (TV Series)
Liz Cooper
- The Parking Ticket (1955) ... Liz Cooper
- The Great Waldo (1955) ... Liz Cooper
- The Child (1955) ... Liz Cooper
- The Statue (1955) ... Liz Cooper
- The Painting (1955) ... Liz Cooper
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Shot in the Dark (1955) ... Annie
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
- The Legacy (1955) ... Julia
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1953 I'll Buy That (TV Series)
 1952 The Fighter
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Silent Supper (1951) ... Dede
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Ann Kimball
- The Kimballs (1951) ... Ann Kimball
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Route 19 (1951) ... Girl
 1951 The Basketball Fix
Pat Judd
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Blockade (1951)
 1949 Big Jack
Patricia Mahoney
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Aurore D'Arceneaux
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
 1946 I've Always Loved You
Georgette 'Porgy' Sampter at 17
 1946 Margie
Wanda (uncredited)
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost
Helen Brownlee
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Sarah Taylor (as Tessa Brind)
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Stage Play: The Seven Year Itch. Comedy. Written by George Axelrod. Incidental music composed and arranged by Dana Suesse. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Directed by John Gerstad. Fulton Theatre: 20 Nov 1952- 13 Aug 1955 (1141 performances). Cast: Vanessa Brown (as "The Girl") [final Broadway role], Tom Ewell (as "Richard Sherman"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tessa Brind

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The thing about being in America is when you are driving with the sun on your back, there's hip hop. I never used to be into hip hop, but there's hip hop in the food, soul food, there's hip hop in the cars. See more »


A lover of music, she often wrote her own songs and instrumentals for her own pleasure (none of which were ever recorded). See more »

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