Monday, February 21, 2011

RIP Anne Diamond

Brownstone, Anne Diamond

June 4, 1923 - January 29, 2011

Anne Diamond Brownstone, a Theatre, Film and Television actress, passed away peacefully at age 87 on Jan 29th in her Manhattan apt. Anne starred in 100's of radio shows in Hollywood opposite every major star of the day including John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. She wrote & starred in early TV shows such as Dragnet, Burns & Allen, The Nurses, & Tombstone Territory, and on stage played opposite James Whitmore, Claire Trevor, and Robert Redford to name a few. Well-known in Hollywood and a regular leading actress at The Pasadena Playhouse, she was referred to as "The L'il Gem" in the column "The Boulevardier" from her maiden name 'Diamond'. After her husband Joseph Brownstone's early death she worked as Assistant to the President of Actors' Equity Association to Theodore Bikel, Ellen Burstyn and Colleen Dewhurst, and was granted a Lifetime Membership to Actors' Equity for her devotion to the Union. She returned to the stage in 1992 touring in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and Moon Over Buffalo. Anne is survived by 3 children, Robert Brownstone, an attorney who is Technology & eDiscovery Counsel at Fenwick & West LLP, Diana Brownstone, a Broadway Actress & Astrologer and Richard Brownstone, Upper School Dean/English Teacher at Packer-Collegiate Institute, and 3 grandchildren.

Born: 6/4/1923, U.S.A.
Died: 1/29/2011, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Anne Diamond's western - actress:
Tombstone Territrory (TV) - 1958 (Flo)

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