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  • The Legend of Lylah Clare

  • Dreamchild

  • The Night of the Generals

  • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

  • American Dreamer

  • Auntie Mame

  • The Ruling Class

  • Theater of Blood

  • The Killing of Sister George

  • Xanadu

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Coral Browne Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 23, 1913
  • Died: May 29, 1991

An established British stage comedienne, Coral Brown began making film appearances in 1936. She is best remembered for her all-stops-out portrayal of perpetually soused actress Vera Charles in Auntie Mame (1958) and of blinkered dowager Lady Claire Gurney in The Ruling Class (1972). Later assignments included the 1983 TV movie An Englishman Abroad, which dramatized the chance meeting in the 1930s between Ms. Browne and British turncoat Guy Burgess, and Dreamchild (1985), in which she played the octogenarian inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice." Coral Browne's second husband was actor Vincent Price, whom she met when Price "killed" her in 1973's Theatre of Blood. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi