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Browne, Coral Edith (1913–1991)

Actor Coral Browne, wife of horror film star Vincent Price, died yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

Australian-born Browne, who won England's equivalent to an Emmy award in 1983, died at home with Price at her side, the actor said in a statement.

Browne, who acted on stage, in film and on television, met Price when the two co-starred in Theatre of Blood, a 1971 black comedy in which an ageing actor murders his critics. They married three years later.

She began her theatrical career in Melbourne, and in 1934 moved to England, where she established herself performing high comedy in London's West End theatres.

She played roles in Auntie Mame, The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, Dr Crippen and The Killing of Sister George.

In 1983, she won best actress honours from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her role in An Englishman Abroad.

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'Browne, Coral Edith (1913–1991)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/browne-coral-edith-19293/text30880, accessed 25 November 2017.

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