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Georgia Brown

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Georgia Dark brown was an British singer whose profession embraced jazz and pop, in addition to theater function and screen performing. She was created Lillian Claire Laizer Getel Klot in London’s East Result in 1933, to some Jewish immigrant family members. She was raised to appreciate jazz, and chosen her stage name from the ’20s regular “Sugary Georgia Dark brown.” She produced her method into executing in the first to middle-’50s with out a lot of difference, until 1956 when she was ensemble as Lucy within the London revival from the Threepenny Opera: it had been a job that brought her to America a calendar year afterwards for the off-Broadway creation of the same function. Brown afterwards got rave notices on her behalf functionality as Nancy in the Western world End creation of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!; this is another portrayal that she eventually took over the Atlantic to Broadway, and which gained her a Tony Award nomination. Brown’s stage function kept her active over the early ’60s, but she discovered amount of time in 1962 to create her official documenting debut with an acclaimed record of Kurt Weill music lower for England’s Decca Information (released on London Information in the us); she adopted this up with a self-titled recording on London Information connected around her achievement in Oliver!, which she do tracks by Jerome Kern, Noel Coward, et al. And an recording of Gershwin tracks also drew essential compliment. But despite her early successes on-stage and on record, Dark brown could under no circumstances quite ascend to the very best rung of musical theatre performers: the gives in Britain from 1963 onward had been mostly to dominate parts originated by others in existing productions. America appeared to present even more opportunities, and there have been even more new displays and parts to originate there, but handful of these were effective. Brown began showing up on British tv and in films in non-singing tasks in the past due ’60s, and consequently done American series tv both in comedic and dramatic parts, obtaining an Emmy nomination to get a efficiency on Cheers. There is another Tony nomination on her behalf efficiency as Mrs. Peachum within the 1989 revival of Threepenny Opera, but by the first ’90s, she was restricting herself to cabaret shows and single recitals. She passed away in 1992 at age 58, while on a stop by at England, from problems in an crisis operation.

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Full Name Georgia Brown
Date Of Birth October 21, 1933
Died July 5, 1992, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality British
Spouse Gareth Wigan
Children Jonathan Simon Wigan
Parents Mark Klot, Annie Klot
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs Oliver!: Who Will Buy?, Oliver!: Boy For Sale, Oliver!: Be Back Soon, As Long As He Needs Me, Oliver!: Reviewing The Situation, It's A Fine Life, Love 4 Real, Oliver!: My Name, I'm Dagerous, Juss Fell, Oom-Pah-Pah, How Do I Know?, Mermaid, I'd Do Anything, Art a Shield For Me, Kryptonite, Why Him?, Don't Dilly-Dally On The Way, Save My Soul, Commit a Crime, How Long Has This Been Going On, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, Thrown in the Dust, I Want To Go Back To Mexico, Dance With a Monster, When You're All Dressed Up And No Place To Go, Wot Cher!, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, Take Slow, Gave 2 U, Heart Beats
Albums Thrown in the Dust, Black Nature, Lighthouse, Me & Myself, Lionel Bart's Oliver, Georgia Brown Sings a Little of What You Fancy, The Renascence of Soul, Oliver!, Heart Beats, Rock'n'Roll - Crazy Songs, Rock´n´Roll Legends, Out of This World - EP
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series
Movies A Study in Terror, The Fixer, The Raging Moon, Nothing but the Night, Tales That Witness Madness, Galileo, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Love at Stake, Victim of Love, Murder Reported, Running Scared, My Mother India
TV Shows Fish Police, Gravedale High, Paddington Bear, The Roads to Freedom


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1 She was awarded the 1987 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for "Roza" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2 She was awarded the 1987 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Roza" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3 Mother to Jonathan Simon Wigan (b. 1969).
4 One of her neighbours, and frequent dance partner, was the famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon. When he opened his first salon in 1954, she was his first customer.
5 A lover of jazz, she selected her professional name from the 1925 tune "Sweet Georgia Brown".
6 The role of "Nancy" in "Oliver!" was originally written with author Lionel Bart's friend Alma Cogan in mind, but Alma was unable to commit to the role, although she did record a soundtrack recording of "Oliver!" Georgia later replaced Rachel Roberts in the title role of Bart's musical "Maggie May" in 1965.
7 A permanent resident of the United States, Brown died at age 59 during a visit to London due to complications during emergency surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction.
8 Recorded several solo albums, including The Many Shades of Georgia Brown and Georgia Brown Sings Gershwin.
9 Was educated at The Central Foundation Grammar School, London.
10 Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1963 for "Oliver!" and in 1990 for a revival of "Threepenny Opera."
11 Once shared a London flat with jazz singer Annie Ross in the early 50s and initially was a member (along with Ross) of the jazz vocal group called Lambert, Hendricks, Ross & Brown. She left abruptly after a very short time and the group later went on to fame as simply Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
12 British cabaret songstress. Made her first London appearance in 1956 in a revival of The Threepenny Opera at the Royal Court.
13 Daughter of Mark and Anne (Kirshenbaum) Klot.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother India 2001 Documentary Dr. Kim (voice)
Baby Talk 1992 TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1990-1992 TV Series Helena Rozhenko
Fish Police 1992 TV Series Goldie
Cheers 1990-1991 TV Series Madame Lazora
Victim of Love 1991 TV Movie Emma
Murder, She Wrote 1989-1991 TV Series Kate Kelley / Dorothy Westerfield
Sydney 1990 TV Series Linda Kells
Paddington Bear 1989-1990 TV Series Mrs. Bird
Gravedale High 1990 TV Series Headmistress Crone / Crone
A Peaceable Kingdom 1989 TV Series Maggie
Love at Stake 1987 Widow Chastity
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Maggie
Actor 1978 TV Movie Salche Weissenfreund
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution 1976 Mrs. Freud
The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1976 Jenny Jones
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin 1974-1975 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Peachum / Mrs Peachum
Galileo 1975 Ballad Singer's Wife
Shoulder to Shoulder 1974 TV Mini-Series Annie Kenney
The Good Old Days 1974 TV Series
The Protectors 1973 TV Series Ilona Tabori / Maria Ghardala
Tales That Witness Madness 1973 Fay Patterson (segment 1 "Mr. Tiger")
Menace 1973 TV Series Ellen Foster
Full House 1973 TV Series
Nothing But the Night 1973 Joan Foster
The Edwardians 1972 TV Mini-Series Marie Lloyd
Running Scared 1972 Sarah
Upstairs, Downstairs 1972 TV Series Evelyn Larkin
Trial 1971 TV Series Jean Royston
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971 TV Series Jo
Long Ago, Tomorrow 1971 Sarah Charles
Roads to Freedom 1970 TV Series Lola
The Coward Revue 1969 TV Movie
Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 Nell
The Fixer 1968 Marfa Golov
Sherlock Holmes 1968 TV Series Rachel
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1968 TV Series
The Saint 1967 TV Series Diya
Take a Sapphire 1966 TV Movie Domitila
A Study in Terror 1965 Singer
The Army Game 1960 TV Series Lucy / Pvt. Murgatroyd
World Theatre 1959 TV Mini-Series Yvette Pottier
Murder Reported 1957 Myra
Five Guineas a Week 1956 Short Singer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Study in Terror 1965 performer: "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Dee-Aye" uncredited, "In These Hard Times"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is Your Life 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Great Performances 1989 TV Series Herself
Blankety Blank 1986 TV Series Herself
Song by Song 1978-1980 TV Series Herself - Music Performer
Golden Gala 1978 TV Movie Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
The Good Old Days 1973-1976 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Sound of Petula 1974 TV Series Herself - Guest
Parkinson 1973 TV Series Herself
In Concert 1972 TV Series Herself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Herself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Jimmy Logan Show 1969 TV Series Herself
BBC Show of the Week 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
Georgia Brown Sings Kurt Weill 1968 TV Movie Herself
International Cabaret 1966-1968 TV Series Herself
Showtime 1968 TV Series Herself
Spotlight 1967 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966-1967 TV Series Herself - Guest
Juke Box Jury 1965-1967 TV Series Herself - Panellist
The Heart of Show Business 1967 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Good Evening! 1967 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965 TV Series Herself
Get the Message 1964 TV Series Herself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Herself
Password All-Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards 1964 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The David Susskind Show 1963-1964 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1964 TV Series Nancy (scene from 'Oliver') / Singer / Actress
Talent Scouts 1963 TV Series Herself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1963 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1963 TV Series Herself
The Mort Sahl Show 1961 TV Movie Herself
Showtime 1960 TV Series Herself
Round the Bend 1955 TV Series Herself
Garrison Theatre 1955 TV Series Herself
Variety Parade 1955 TV Series Herself
The Top Hat 1951 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce's Hall of Fame 2014 TV Movie Marie Lloyd
Ed Sullivan Presents: The Beatles 2003 Video Nancy in 'Oliver!'

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1972 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actress The Raging Moon (1971)


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