Pat Crawford Brown

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Pat Crawford Brown
Born(1929-06-29)June 29, 1929
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 2, 2019(2019-07-02) (aged 90)
Years active1985–2012
Calvin B. Brown
(m. 1961; died 1976)

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

Life and career[edit]

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. Pat Crawford Brown was a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA where she died on July 2, 2019 at the age of 90.

Selected filmography[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown, 90". Classic Images (533): 35–36. November 2019.
  2. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown profile at". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown Credits". Retrieved 2014-04-01.

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