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Georgia Brown, 57; Performed on Stages in the United States, Britain

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Singer and actress Georgia Brown, known in Britain and the United States for her appearance in “Oliver!” has died at 57.

Ms. Brown died Sunday at Charing Cross Hospital in London after a brief illness, said producer Midge Mackenzie.

She had flown to London from her home in Hollywood to appear in an upcoming tribute to the late Sammy Davis Jr. at the Drury Lane Theater.

Born in East London, Ms. Brown began her career as a blues and cabaret singer.

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She was best known for her roles on the stage--as Pirate Jenny in Bertolt Brecht’s “Threepenny Opera” and as Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver!”

In Los Angeles, she starred as the title character in “Roza” at the Mark Taper Forum in 1987.

In recent years, Ms. Brown had returned to London to star in “42nd Street” and to appear in Stephen Berkoff’s “Greek.”

Her films included “The Seven Percent Solution.”

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Ms. Brown is survived by her son, Jonathan.


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