Blair Brown Biography (1946?-)

Full name, Bonnie Blair Brown; born April 23, 1946 (some sources cite 1947, 1948, or 1952), in Washington, DC; daughter of Milton Henry (a U.S. intelligence agent) and Elizabeth Ann (a teacher; maiden name, Blair) Brown; children:(with Richard Jordan; an actor) Robert Jordan.

Birth Details
April 23, 1946?
Washington, D.C, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Lucy Brown, The Threepenny Opera, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Plenty, Arena Theatre, Washington, DC, 1980
  • Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1983
  • Isobel Glass, The Secret Rapture, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, both New York City, 1989
  • Hannah Jarvis, Arcadia, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret, Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, New York City, 1998 then Kit Kat Klub, New York City, 1998-1999
  • Gretta Conroy, James Joyce's The Dead (musical), Belasco Theatre,New York City, 1999-2000
  • Margarethe Bohr, Copenhagen, Royale Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Allison, Sorrows and Rejoicings, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ,2001
  • Also appeared as Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and as Maria, The School for Scandal, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, and Tyrone Guthrie Theatre; appeared in Camino Real, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; Comedy of Errors, Delacorte Theatre, New York City; The Crucible, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre; and Love and Maple Syrup (revue),Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; also appeared in productions of Arms and the Man, Cymbeline, A Doll's House, Pericles, and The Philadelphia Story.
  • Film Appearances
  • Jo-jo, House of Lovers (also known as La grande trique, La maison des amants, Les brutalites amoureuses, and L'obsedeesexuelle), 1972
  • Miss Farranti, The Paper Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Mrs. Kimberly Lyles, The Choirboys (also known as Aenglarna), Universal, 1977
  • Emily Jessup, Altered States, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Marion, One-Trick Pony, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Nell Porter, Continental Divide, Universal, 1981
  • Kate Hubble, A Flash of Green, Spectrafilm, 1984
  • Ginny Wyatt, Stealing Home, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Dr. Lillian Hempel, Strapless, Gavin, 1989
  • The Good Policeman, 1991
  • Amy Scanlan, Passed Away, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Ellen Carey, Random Hearts, Columbia, 1999
  • Shelly McLaren, The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Dr. Anne Carruthers, Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Also narrator of documentary films.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Pheasan Vaughan, The Whiteoaks of Jalna, 1972
  • Molly Dodd, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1987-1988 Lifetime, 1989
  • Host (with others), Talk It Over, Lifetime, 1995
  • Erica Stanton, Feds, CBS, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Elizabeth Healey Hennessey, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976
  • The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1976
  • Barbara Lipton, Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (also known as Wheels), NBC, 1978
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy, Kennedy, NBC, 1983
  • Penny Hardesty Pope, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985
  • Grace Bradley, A Season in Purgatory, CBS, 1996
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, Odyssey, 2000
  • Movies
  • Anna Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, ABC,1977
  • Millicent Priestley, The Quinns, ABC, 1977
  • Rachel Kane, The 3,000 Mile Chase, NBC, 1977
  • Lauren Elder, And I Alone Survived, NBC, 1978
  • Jan Rodman, The Child Stealer, ABC, 1979
  • Christine Penmark, The Bad Seed, ABC, 1985
  • Diane Benton, Hands of a Stranger (also known as Double Standard), NBC, 1987
  • Margaret Toll, Extreme Close-Up (also known as Home Video),NBC, 1990
  • General Katherine Taylor, Majority Rule, Lifetime, 1992
  • Nellie, Those Secrets, ABC, 1992
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Cleary, Rio Shannon, ABC, 1993
  • Judy Miller, The Day My Parents Ran Away (also known as MissingParents), Fox, 1993
  • Carole Keating, Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (also known as Moment of Truth: Fighting Back), NBC, 1994
  • Helen, The Gift of Love (also known as Set for Life), CBS,1994
  • Joanie McGrath, The Ultimate Lie, HBO, 1996
  • Zalinda Dorcheus, Convictions, Lifetime, 1997
  • Hannah Parker, Follow the Stars Home, CBS, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Producer (with others), Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (also knownas Moment of Truth: Fighting Back), NBC, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Lady Teazle, "The School for Scandal," Theater in America, PBS, 1975
  • Sabina, "The Skin of Our Teeth," American Playhouse, PBS, 1983
  • Mrs. Joan Stewart, "Don't Touch," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1985
  • "William Hornaday," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985
  • Quiet on the Set! Behind the Scenes at "Molly Dodd," Lifetime, 1990
  • Sally Hatch, "Lethal Innocence" (also known as "The Vermont/Cambodia Story"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Host, Life Remembers, TNT, 1993
  • Host (with others), Broadway on Broadway, CBS, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 10th Annual ACE Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • The 11th Annual ACE Awards, syndicated, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Kate Flanders/Doyle, "The Girl in the Bay City Boy's Club: Parts 1 &2," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975
  • "The Medea Factor," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1975
  • Stella, "Where Do You Go When You Have Nowhere to Go?" Kojak, CBS,1976
  • Women Aloud (also known as Funny Ladies), Comedy Central, 1992
  • Voice of Jill, "Shrink Rap," Frasier, NBC, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Jessica Thorpe, The Oregon Trail, NBC, 1976
  • Charity McVea/Loretta Lee, Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging,NBC, 1977
  • Valerie Arnold, The Faculty, ABC, 1986
  • Other
  • Dracula, 1973
  • Mimi Smith, In His Life: The John Lennon Story, 2000
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The Poet's Voice, National Public Radio, 1995
  • Albums
  • Copenhagen (original cast recording), Fynsworth Alley, 2000
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator of audio books, including I Was Amelia Earhart, Rose Madder, and Sins of Our Fathers.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, February 21, 1997
    • Interview, November, 1989, pp. 178-80, 215
    • New York Times, April 27, 1995

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