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Coral Browne (1913–1991)

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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dreamchild
Dreamchild Alice Hargreaves
(1985)
Auntie Mame
Auntie Mame Vera Charles
(1958)
The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class Lady Claire Gurney
(1972)
The Killing of Sister George
(1968)

Filmography

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 1987 Sparky's Magic Piano (Video) (voice)
 1985 Dreamchild
Alice Hargreaves
 1984 American Dreamer
Margaret McMann
 1982 Eleanor, First Lady of the World (TV Movie)
Lady Reading
 1980 Xanadu
Female Heavenly Voice (voice)
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Maggie Winters / Margaret Winters
- The Death/Boxer (1979) ... Maggie Winters
- Rodeo/Cop (1979) ... Margaret Winters
- The Copy-Writer/The Figure Skater (1979) ... Maggie Winters
- Garbage Man/Doctor's Wife (1979) ... Maggie Winters
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Olivia Devereaux
 1969-1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lady Bracknell / Mrs. Erlynne / Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1974) ... Lady Bracknell
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1972) ... Mrs. Erlynne
- Charley's Aunt (1969) ... Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
 1973 Theater of Blood
Chloe Moon
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Mrs. Warren
- Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972) ... Mrs. Warren
 1972 The Ruling Class
Lady Claire Gurney
 1968 The Killing of Sister George
Mercy Croft
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
Molly Luther
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Eleanore von Seidlitz-Gabler
 1963 Dr. Crippen
Belle Elmore
 1963 Tamahine
Madame Becque
 1962 Go to Blazes
Colette
 1958 Auntie Mame
Vera Charles
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Amanda Pinkerton
- The Guv'nor (1956) ... Amanda Pinkerton
 1955 Simon and Laura (TV Movie)
Laura Foster
 1954 Twist of Fate
Helen
 1952 Affairs of State (TV Movie)
 1947 Kathy's Love Affair
Valerie
 1946 Piccadilly Incident
Virginia Pearson
 1940 To Hell with Hitler
Iris
 1939 The Nursemaid Who Disappeared
Mabel Barnes
 1939 Footsteps in the Sand
Lily James
 1938 Yellow Sands
Emma Copplestone
 1938 We're Going to Be Rich
Pearl
 1936 Guilty Melody
Cecile
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
Pauline Darville
 1935 Charing Cross Road
Lady Ruston
 1935 Line Engaged
Doreen
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Other Works:

(January 13 to February 20, 1977) She acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Edward Parone was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

"I could never understand what Godfrey Tearle saw in Jill Bennett, until I saw her at the Caprice eating corn-on-the-cob". See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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