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Name: Coral Browne  
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Date of Birth: 23rd July 1913
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession: Actress
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Coral Browne (July 23, 1913-May 29, 1991) was a stage and screen actress.

She was born Coral Edith Brown in Melbourne, Australia, where she began her stage career. At the age of twenty-one she emigrated to England, where she became established as a stage actress. She began film acting in 1936, with her more famous roles being Vera Charles in Auntie Mame, Mercy Croft in The Killing of Sister George, and Lady Claire Gurney in The Ruling Class.

She married actor Philip Pearman in 1950; he died in 1964. While appearing in the grisly Theatre of Blood she met actor Vincent Price, who was her co-star and whom she married on October 24, 1974. She also allegedly conducted affairs with Firth Shephard, Jack Buchanan, actor Maurice Chevalier, and costume designer Cecil Beaton.

While touring the Soviet Union in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, she met spy Guy Burgess. This meeting became the basis for the television movie An Englishman Abroad in which Browne played herself.

She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1987 as a gift to Price, in exchange for which he converted to Roman Catholicism as a gift to her (she had converted many years previously).

She died in Los Angeles, California of breast cancer at the age of 77.

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