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Vanessa Brown
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Birth Date:March 24, 1928
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Died Date:May 21, 1999

Occupation:Movie actress

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Vanessa Brown

Biography:Vanessa Brown (March 24, 1928 - May 21, 1999) was an Austrian actress who was successful in American film, theater and television.

Born Smylla Brynd in Vienna, Austria to Jewish parents, Brown and her family fled to Paris, France in 1937 to escape persecution with the rise of National Socialism. Within a few years the family had settled in America and Brown auditioned for Lillian Hellman for a role in Watch on the Rhine. Fluent in several languages, Brown impressed Hellman with her presence and authentic Teutonic accent, and she was signed as understudy to Ann Blyth. In high school she wrote and directed school productions. Her appearances on the radio series Quiz Kids attracted the attention of Hollywood film producer David O. Selznick. He brought her family to Los Angeles, and Brown made her film debut in Youth Runs Wild (1944). She played a series of ingenue roles over the next few years in The Late George Apley (1947), The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947) and The Heiress (1949) and other films, including the role of Jane in Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) opposite Lex Barker.

After The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Brown's film career began to decline, and she moved to New York, where she was seen on Broadway as "The Girl" in The Seven Year Itch opposite Tom Ewell. Despite her success in that role, she was not asked to join Ewell for the 1955 film version, and the part was played by Marilyn Monroe. Her career slowed, and she concentrated on her marriage to television director Mark Sandrich Jr. and raising their children. She appeared on such television series as General Hospital, The Wonder Years and Murder, She Wrote.

Her final years were beset with misfortune. Her marriage to Sandrich ended in divorce, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, and she lost her home during an earthquake in 1989. The surgery she received for her cancer appeared to have been successful, and she believed she had been cured, however the disease returned. The last few years of her life were spent in very poor health, before her death at age 71 in Woodland Hills, California.

Vanessa Brown has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for her contribution to motion pictures at 1625 Vine Street, and for television at 6528 Hollywood Boulevard.

Chinese Horoscope for Vanessa Brown
Includes characteristics and Vices
Vanessa Brown's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1928 - February 09, 1929
Birthday: March 24, 1928

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Vanessa Brown's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: March 24, 1928

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Vanessa Brown's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: March 24, 1928

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Vanessa Brown's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: March 24, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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