Vanessa Brown, Actress and Writer
Friday, April 23, 1971-37
By ROBERT G. LUFT
. to portray Portnoy's mother in
"Portnoy's Complaint," to her a
Be:. 6 8. 7 Mile Rds.
Vanessa Brown (Mrs. Mark fascinating book and a fascinating
Sandrich Jr.), one of radio's origi- role.
nal "Quiz Kids" who starred on
The mother of two young chil-
Broadway in the long-run produc- dren, Vanessa Brown remained
tion of "The Seven Year Itch," active during the past decade as
One of America's Great Organists
and during the late 1950s appeared correspondent for "Voice of Amer-
TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY
in a score of motion pictures, last ica" interviewing such personali-
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year ended a long absence from ties as Arthur Goldberg and Eu-
• LUNCHEON bAILY
the screen in Ross Hunter's pro- gene McCarthy. She has been a
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duction of "Rosie," opposite Rosa- free-lance contributor to the Los
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lind Russell. She has now com- Angeles Times, writing a novel,
pleted a cameo starring part in and contributing much of her time
Stanley Kramer's latest picture, and effort to Jewish organizations
"Bless the Beasts and Children," such as the Pioneer Women of
essaying the character of a young- Greater Los Angeles and to causes
Detroit's Most Intimate
ish mother to one of the six casta- for strengthening the State of
way teen-agers who try to escape Israel.
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from the establishment. Vanessa
(Just W. of Woodward)
Born Smylla Brind in Vienna
tells me that next she would like (her mother who died recently
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in California was a psychiatrist
and disciple of Sigmund Freud),
she fled with her parents to
France when Austria was incor-
porated into the Greater German
Reich during the Nazi regime.
As a child, she appeared first on
Our Famous Gourmet Buffet con-
the stage in Paris. Later in the
sisting of: 6 Meats — Corned Beef,
United States, Vanessa appeared
Turkey, Ham, Pepper Beef, Bar-B-0
Beef and Fried Chicken.Potato Salad,
in "Watch on the Rhine" as an
Cole Slaw, Ceci Bean Salad, Mixed
Bean Salad, Cucumbers in Sour Cream,
understudy during the run in
Relishes, Bread and Mustard.
Chicago, at which time she was
invited to become one of the
David 0. Selznick discovered
her for the screen and she came
(1 BOTTLE PER EACH 10 PERSONS)
to Hollywood in 1943 achieving
stardom in such films as "The
Late George Apley," "The Ghost
and Mrs. Muir," "The Heiress,"
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"The Fighter" a n d "The Bad
and the Beautiful."
Vanessa became a sex image as
the Girl Upstairs in "The Seven
Year Itch," on Broadway creating
the role which Marilyn Monroe
later continued on the screen. In
New York, Miss Brown played the
celebrated part to packed houses
for over two years. Earlier still,
CHICKEN - SHRIMP - TURKEY
she made her West Coast debut
in Los Angeles in. -"Gigi," and
toured with Katharine -Hepburn in
the stage produtidri of Shakes-
peare's "As YOli Like It."
Chicken .. $1.59
While maintaining ho-a-ctin,g ca-
Shrimp .. $1.69
reer, Vanessa attended the
University Of CalifOrnia. As a lec-
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turer at Clark. University, she
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o Broadway," as
spoke on "Sex on
Veg., Pot., Roll & Butter
4 to 8 p.m.
she says now, nothing concerning
pornography—but an earnest lec-
MON. ik FRI.
TUES. & THURS.
ture dealing with the history of
FISH & CHIPS
Shrimp Fiesta Day
the theater. With George Jean
Nathan's advice, she had re-
Freud's lectures at Clark
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and based her treatise on the pro-
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nouncement of • the master that
"the artist circumvents his neuro-
sis through his art."
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