Blair Brown

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Blair Brown

Born

4/23/1947, Washington, D.C. USA

Birth Name

Bonnie Blair Brown

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Bonnie Brown
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Blair Brown was born on April 23, 1946 in Washington, D.C. According to Blair, her father, Milton Henry Brown, was career CIA. Her mother, Elizabeth Ann Brown, was a teacher. She originally intended to have a career in the medical field. Instead, she trained at Canada's National Theatre…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Brown's television acting debut was on PBS in 1975. She appeared in the Guthrie staging of The School for Scandal.

    • Brown is on the board of People for the American Way and served with Christopher Reeve as co-president of The Creative Coalition, an educational and advocacy group made up of people in the entertainment industry.

    • Blair's first Broadway appearance was in Secret Rapture.

    • Blair's first film appearance was as Miss Farranti in The Paper Chase in 1973. However, her "official" career in films came four years later with The Choirboys.

    • She has narrated more than 50 documentary films and has recorded at least 15 audiobooks. Brown has also hosted The Poet's Voice for NPR and the Unterberg Poetry Center.

    • Blair won Broadway's 2000 Tony Awards as Best Actress for her role in Copenhagen.

    • Esquire Magazine labeled her 'The Thinking Man's Bombshell.'

    • Blair is 5 feet 8 inches tall. Which is approx. 1.73cm

    • Blair was nominated 5 years in a row for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, in The Days And Nights Of Molly Dodd, but never won.

  • Quotes

    • Blair: I don't want to be a man. I want to be a woman in a world that's more accepting of us.

    • Blair: A director's job is to take what is literally written on the page, find the reality of the relationships between the actors, but then also the larger halo or aura of something else.

    • Blair: I think that whatever aspect of my career hasn't happened has to do with the fact that when I was younger, I didn't think it was that important to play the game. I thought you didn't actually have to. I see now that's not the case. Still, I couldn't have done it differently. I couldn't actually deal, and I still can't, with that nonsense in California. I don't have the gift.

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