Chelsea Brown (1947 - 2017)
By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
The death was first reported Thursday by the Australian entertainment reporter Peter Ford on "The Morning Show." He said "Laugh-In" co-producer George Schlatter confirmed Brown's death. Brown had lived in Australia for 20-plus years and was a well-known celebrity there before moving back to her native Chicago.
Brown was a "Laugh-In" cast member for one season, 1968-1969, performing comedy sketches and go-go dancing in a bikini, her body painted with assorted graffiti.
Lois Brown – Chelsea was her stage name – was born Dec. 6, 1947. She started her performing career as a dancer in the films "Head" and "Sweet Charity."
After "Laugh-In," Brown guest-starred in episodes of TV shows including "The Flying Nun," "Love American Style," "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Mission: Impossible," and "Ironside."
She starred alongside Rosie Grier in the 1973 TV movie "The Thing With Two Heads."
In 1993, Brown attended the 25th-anniversary party for "Laugh-In" in Santa Monica, California, alongside fellow "Laugh-In" actresses Judy Carne, Ruth Buzzi, and Goldie Hawn, among others.
Brown was preceded in death by her husband of eight years, the Australian actor Victor Rooney, who died in 2002.
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