Pamela Brown Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Hampstead, London, England, UK
Died in Avening, Gloucestershire, England, UK  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NamePamela Mary Brown

Mini Bio (1)

Pamela Brown trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Her first appearance was as "Juliet" in "Romeo and Juliet" at Stratford-on-Avon in 1936. She followed this with a variety of roles for the Old Vic Company in London. She appeared on Broadway in the 1947 production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. Her screen debut was in One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. She went on to star in two more of Powell's films and they lived together until her unfortunately early death from cancer. Her memorable face with eyes you can drown in & a resonant voice always made Pamela an actress worth watching. She was often cast as an eccentric or mysterious character which suited her perfectly.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Spouse (1)

Peter Copley (December 1941 - February 1953) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

She spent her last days living with Michael Powell in a secluded cottage. According to Columba Powell, they both loved it dearly but had very little money. (This was after Peeping Tom (1960) and Michael was finding it very difficult to get work).
Pamela suffered from severe arthritis nearly all her life. It first hit her aged 16 and although often controlled by drugs it never really left her.
Michael Powell said of Pamela - "She was a witch. Women adored her, men feared her, and for the same reason - she fascinated them."
Upon her death, her remains were interred at Holy Cross Churchyard in Avening, Gloucestershire, England.

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