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Pat Crawford Brown (June 29, 1929 – July 2, 2019)[1] was an American actress.

Pat Crawford Brown
Born29 June 1929
Died2 July 2019 (age 90)
Years active1985–2012
Spouse(s)Calvin B. Brown (m. January 3, 1961–1976; his death)

Life and careerEdit

Brown was born in New York to Charlotte (née Huber) and Thomas J. Crawford. Her niece is folk singer Christine Lavin.[citation needed] She married Calvin B. Brown on January 3, 1961, and they remained married until his death in 1976. They had one daughter, Charlotte Brown Swanson.[2]

She began acting in her 50s after a long career as an English teacher. She taught English literature during the 1960s and 1970s at Carson High School in Carson, California. On television, she is best known for her role as Ida Greenberg in Desperate Housewives (2004–07). She also had recurring roles on daytime soap operas General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.[3] She has appeared in feature films, including Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Wainy Days (2011, internet series) as Patricia
  • L.A. Noire (2011, Video Game) as Florence Jenkins (voice)


  1. ^ "Actress Pat Crawford Brown (1929 - 2019) - Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums".
  2. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown profile at". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown Credits". Retrieved 2014-04-01.

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