Chelsea Brown (Lois Brown)

Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown (December 6, 1942 – March 27, 2017) was an American born actress of television and film, comedienne and dancer, who appeared as a regular performer in comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She had a successful career in her native land before emigrating to Australia, where she became well-known mostly for her roles in soap opera/serials including top-rating Number 96 and as Abby Rossiter Patchett on E Street. Chelsea Brown was born as Lois Brown in in Chicago, Illinois to Mildred and Edward Brown. She appeared in a segment of a first-season episode of Love, American Style titled “Love and the Militant”, with fellow Laugh-In alumnus Stu Gilliam. Other guest roles included appearances in Marcus Welby, M.D., Ironside, Matt Lincoln and, in the UK, The Two Ronnies. She also appeared in the films Sweet Charity (1969), Dial Hot Line (1970) and The Thing with Two Heads (1972). Brown emigrated to Australia in the 1970s and became a familiar figure on Australian television, with appearances on Graham Kennedy’s Blankety Blanks, ongoing roles in soap operas Number 96 (in 1977), and Network Ten’s E Street (in 1990–1991) and various advertisements. She had a guest role in the Australian-filmed revival of Mission: Impossible (1988). Film roles in Australia included The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) and Welcome to Woop Woop (1997). In the mid 1990s she was married to fellow E Street actor Vic Rooney, who died in 2002, after which she returned to the United States. Chelsea Brown died in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2017 at the age of 74, from pneumonia.

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  • December, 06, 1942
  • USA
  • Chicago, Illinois


  • March, 27, 2017
  • USA
  • Chicago, Illinois

Cause of Death

  • pneumonia

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