Georgia Brown

Actor, Singer
First attracted attention on the nightclub and cabaret scene for her bluesy jazz intonations and later enjoyed considerable success on the Broadway and London stages. Brown made her breakthrough with a London staging of ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1933 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Fish Police 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Cheers 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rick Moranis in Gravedale High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Love at Stake 1987 (Movie)

Widow Chastity (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1975 (Movie)

Jenny Jones/Mrs Waters (Actor)

The Rebel 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seven Per-Cent Solution 1975 (Movie)

Mrs Freud (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Ballad Singer's Wife (Actor)

Tales That Witness Madness 1972 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

Nell (Actor)

The Raging Moon 1969 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

Marfa Golov (Actor)

A Study in Terror 1964 (Movie)

Saloon Singer (Actor)

Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Show)

Actor

The Roads to Freedom (TV Show)

Actor

Victim of Love (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

First attracted attention on the nightclub and cabaret scene for her bluesy jazz intonations and later enjoyed considerable success on the Broadway and London stages. Brown made her breakthrough with a London staging of "The Threepenny Opera" in 1956 and is perhaps best remembered for originating the role of Nancy in the smash London and Broadway hit, "Oliver!", intorducing the now standard "As Long As He Needs Me". (She lost out to Shani Wallis when Carol Reed adapted the musical to film in 1968.)

Although Brown began acting in films in 1957, the 1970s marked her busiest period. Typically cast in blowsy, bawdy roles, she enlivened such features as "The Fixer" (1968), "Tales That Witness Madness" (1973) and "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" (1976) and also appeared in the PBS miniseries "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1975) and "The Rebel" (1976). Late in life Brown returned to the London stage to perform in "42nd Street" and "Greek", and to Broadway in the title role of "Roza" (based on the 1977 film "Madame Rosa") and the 1989 revival of "Threepenny Opera" starring Sting. She also lent her distinctively husky voice to the animated TV programs "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High" and the short-lived "Fish Police" before her sudden death at age 58.

Relationships

Anne Klot

Mother

Mark Klot

Father

Gareth Wigan Producer

Husband
Divorced

Gareth Wigan

Husband
married on November 7, 1974 divorced

Jonathan Wigan

Son
survived her

EDUCATION

Central Foundation Grammar School for Girls

1944 - 1950

studied acting with Curt Conway

studied singing with Keith Davis

Milestones

1992

Supplied a voice for the short-lived primetime CBS animated comedy, "Fish Police"

1990

Supplied a voice for the NBC animated children's show, "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High"

1989

Played Mrs. Peachum in the New York revival of "The Threepenny Opera" headlined by Sting

1987

Last film, "Love at Stake"

1982

Wrote and starred in the stage show "Georgia Brown and Friends"

1975

Played suffragette Annie Kenney in a PBS miniseries, "Shoulder to Shoulder"

1968

Appeared in "The Fixer"

1964

Had title role in the London musical "Maggie May"

1960

Originated the role of Nancy in the London and New York versions of the smash hit stage musical, "Oliver!"

1957

Made film debut in "Murder Reported"

1956

London stage debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera"; later reprised role in New York

1950

Made stage debut in a girls club pageant in London

Bonus Trivia

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Brown received a 1963 Tony nomination as Best Actress for her work onstage in "Oliver!".

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