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Susan Brown (American actress)

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Occupation  Actress
Name  Susan Brown

Role  American actress
Movies  Love Can Be Murder
Susan Brown (American actress)
Born  May 4, 1932 (age 83) (1932-05-04) San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nominations  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Similar People  Peter Hansen, Kin Shriner, Rachel Ames, Jack Bender, Frank Tashlin

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Susan Brown (born May 4, 1932) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the daytime soap operas.


Life and career

Brown was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California and later attended the American Theater Wing in New York City. Her first soap role was on From These Roots in 1959, taking over for leading actress Ann Flood. She later had regular roles on the short-lived soaps The Young Marrieds, Bright Promise and Return to Peyton Place, playing Constance MacKenzie.

In 1977, Brown joined the cast of General Hospital as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin, Monica Webber's foster mother who married widowed attorney Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). In 1979, Brown was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She left the series on December 12, 1985, and made occasional appearances from 1989-1990 before returning on September 30, 1992 on a recurring status.

In between stints, she played Victoria Lane's mother, Janet, on Santa Barbara and businesswoman Adelaide Fitzgibbons (who was romantically involved with the much younger Kirk Anderson (Tom Wiggin) on As the World Turns). When GH's spin-off Port Charles began, the Baldwins were established as the core family, although once Kin Shriner (who played Scott Baldwin) returned to GH, their appearances were reduced. Brown, however, continued to be seen on occasion for special events on both shows. Along with Peter Hansen, she made her final appearance in 2004 in an episode honoring the late Anna Lee, who played Lila Quartermaine, whose character was also killed off.

Along with her soap career, Brown performed on Broadway, primetime television, and films. She guest starred on Death Valley Days, Kojak, Marcus Welby, M.D., Barney Miller, Hotel, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Frasier. She was a regular cast member on the short-lived ABC legal drama, Mariah in 1987.


  • From These Roots as Liz Fraser Allen (1959)
  • The Edge of Night as Nancy Pollock Karr (temporary replacement in early 1960s)
  • The Young Marrieds as Ann Reynolds (1964-1966)
  • Bright Promise as Martha Ferguson (1969-1971)
  • Return to Peyton Place as Constance MacKenzie Carson (1972-1974)
  • The Young and the Restless as Fran Whitaker (1975)
  • General Hospital as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin (1977–85, 1989-1990, 1992–2004)
  • Santa Barbara as Janet Lane (1986)
  • As the World Turns as Adelaide Fitzgibbon (1988)
  • Port Charles as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin (1997–2001)
  • References

    Susan Brown (American actress) Wikipedia