Biography

Known as the bright radio "Quiz Kid," Vanessa Brown became a popular leading lady in films and stage productions of the 1940s and 1950s and later a respected writer. During her heyday as an actress, Brown appeared in such varied productions as "The Seven Year Itch" opposite Tom Ewell on Broadway (a role later assumed by Marilyn Monroe in the film version) and the motion picture "Tarzan and the Slave Girl." Brown toured with Katharine Hepburn in a Theatre Guild production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and became something of a protege of the legendary actress. Among Brown's major films of the late 1940s and the early 1950s were "I've Always Loved You," "The Late George Apley," "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," "The Foxes of Harrow," "The Heiress," "The Fighter" and "The Bad and the Beautiful."

Known as the bright radio "Quiz Kid," Vanessa Brown became a popular leading lady in films and stage productions of the 1940s and 1950s and later a respected writer. During her heyday as an actress, Brown appeared in such varied productions as "The Seven Year Itch" opposite Tom Ewell on Broadway (a role later assumed by Marilyn Monroe in the film version) and the motion picture "Tarzan and the Slave Girl." Brown toured with Katharine Hepburn in a Theatre Guild production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and became something of a protege of the legendary actress. Among Brown's major films of the late 1940s and the early 1950s were "I've Always Loved You," "The Late George Apley," "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," "The Foxes of Harrow," "The Heiress," "The Fighter" and "The Bad and the Beautiful."

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1928-03-24

Day of Death 1999-05-21

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

My Favorite Husband (1 episode)
2005 Top of the Pops Reloaded (1 episode)
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
1988 The Wonder Years (1 episode) as Punch Lady
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1977 All That Glitters (54 episodes)
1976 Good Heavens (1 episode)
1976 The Witch Who Came from the Sea as Cathy
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1971 Bless the Beasts & Children as Mrs. Goodenow
1967 Rosie! as Edith Shaw
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (3 episodes)
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful as Kay Amiel
1952 The Fighter as Kathy
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The Basketball Fix as Pat Judd
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl as Jane
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 The Heiress as Maria
1949 Lights Out (1 episode)
1949 The Secret Of St. Ives as Floria Gilchrist
1949 Big Jack as Patricia Mahoney
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1947 The Foxes of Harrow as Aurore D'Arceneaux
1947 Mother Wore Tights as Bessie
1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as Anna Muir as an Adult
1947 The Late George Apley as Agnes Willing
1946 I've Always Loved You as Georgette 'Porgy' Sampter at 17
1946 Margie as Wanda (uncredited)
1945 The Girl of the Limberlost as Helen Brownlee
1944 Youth Runs Wild as Sarah Taylor

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