Lucile Browne

Lucile Ruth Browne (March 18, 1907 – May 10, 1976) was an American film actress.[1] She starred opposite John Wayne in the 1935 films Texas Terror and Rainbow Valley.

Lucile Browne
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Browne and John Wayne in Texas Terror (1935)
Born(1907-03-18)March 18, 1907
DiedMay 10, 1976(1976-05-10) (aged 69)
Other namesLucille Browne
OccupationActress
Years active1914–1950
Spouse(s)
(m. 1932; died 1976)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harris L. Browne,[2] she was born in Memphis, Tennessee,[3] and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1923. She began studying elocution when she was 10 years old, studied under an instructor from the University of Chicago, and attended Noyes School of Expression in Boston.[4] She was a 1925 graduate of St. Petersburg High School.[2]

In 1926, Browne was named Miss Florida in a beauty contest sponsored by the Tampa Times as judges selected her based on photographs of dozens of candidates.[5] She had been named Miss St. Petersburg by a magazine the previous year.[4] Before she made films, she worked as a model in New York and acted with a theatrical company in Chicago.[3]

While filming The Airmail Mystery in 1932, Browne met her future husband, actor James Flavin.[6] They married soon after and stayed together for more than 40 years until his death April 23, 1976.[7] Devastated over his death, Browne died 17 days later on May 10. She had one son, William James Flavin, a professor.

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesman, Fred (August 13, 2015). The John Wayne Filmography. McFarland. ISBN 9781476609225. Retrieved April 20, 2019 – via Google Books. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Local Girl Wins Honor In Contest". St. Petersburg Times. Florida, St. Petersburg. June 29, 1926. p. 6. Retrieved January 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. pp. 60–61. ISBN 978-1-4766-2719-9. Retrieved January 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Miss Browne wins Florida beauty title". The Tampa Times. Florida, Tampa. June 28, 1926. p. 7. Retrieved January 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Beauty Title Is Conferred On Miss Lucile Ruth Browne". The Tampa Times. Florida, Tampa. p. 1. Retrieved January 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Tuska, Jon (October 1, 1999). The Vanishing Legion: A History of Mascot Pictures, 1927–1935. McFarland. ISBN 9780786407491. Retrieved April 20, 2019 – via Google Books. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Lucile Browne". B Westerns. Retrieved April 20, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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