Born July 23, 1913, in Melbourne, Australia; died of breast cancer, May 29, 1991, in Los Angeles, CA. Performer. Browne began her career as a vaudeville and comedy actress in the early 1930s in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to London in 1934, where she became known for her comic portrayals in such productions as Lover's Leap and The Man Who Came to Dinner. In the1950s the actress shifted her focus to drama, appearing as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and as Helen in Troilus and Cressida. It was on a Soviettour of Hamlet that Browne encountered British spy Guy Burgess. The meeting inspired An Englishman Abroad, a televised film for which Browne received the 1983 best actress award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In addition to her later stage performances in Charley's Aunt and The Importance of Being Earnest, Browne appeared in several motion pictures during the 1970s and 1980s, including The Ruling Class and American Dreamer. Browne met horror-film actor Vincent Price during the filming of the 1971 film Theater of Blood, and they were married three years later.