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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 July 1913Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death 29 May 1991Los Angeles, California, USA  (breast cancer)
Birth NameCoralie Edith Brown

Mini Bio (1)

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), 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (2)

Vincent Price (24 October 1974 - 29 May 1991) (her death)
Philip Pearman (1950 - 1964) (his death)

Trivia (6)

Became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1987.
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.
She was once engaged to Jack Buchanan. Ironically, Philip Pearman, whom she married, was once Buchanan's understudy.
Throughout her acquaintance with Vincent Price, she told him that she had very little money of her own and, as a result, he paid for everything. It was only after her death that he discovered that she had, in fact, always been extremely wealthy.

Personal Quotes (2)

"I could never understand what Godfrey Tearle saw in Jill Bennett, until I saw her at the Caprice eating corn-on-the-cob".
"I married Vincent Price very late in both our lives. It was chiefly because, even if Vincent can be a bit moody and frightening at times, loneliness is even more frightful. Without a husband, even an actress doesn't get invited out much".

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