Alan Browning

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Alan Browning
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Born
Alan Brown

(1926-03-23)23 March 1926
Died7 September 1979(1979-09-07) (aged 53)
Stockport, England
Years active1957–1978
Spouse(s)
Pat Phoenix (m. 1972)

Alan Brown (23 March 1926 – 7 September 1979), known professionally as Alan Browning, was an English actor. [1] He is best remembered for portraying Alan Howard in the television series Coronation Street , a role he played from 1969 to 1973. [2] He was married to his Coronation Street co-star Pat Phoenix from 23 December 1972, until his 1979 death from liver failure as a result of his heavy alcohol intake. [3] Phoenix played his on screen wife, Elsie Tanner, in Coronation Street. [4]

<i>Coronation Street</i> British soap opera

Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.

Pat Phoenix British actress

Patricia Frederika Phoenix was an English actress who became one of the first sex symbols of British television through her role as Elsie Tanner, an original cast member of Coronation Street.

Liver failure

Liver failure or hepatic insufficiency is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. Two forms are recognised, acute and chronic. Recently a third form of liver failure known as acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is increasingly being recognized.

Browning's other television appearances included The Plane Makers (1964), The Newcomers (1965), The War of Darkie Pilbeam (1968), two episodes of The Avengers (in 1963 Intercrime and in 1969 Who Was That Man I Saw You With ?) and Big Breadwinner Hog (1969). [5] His film credits included Feet of Clay (1960), Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961), Cleopatra (1963), Guns at Batasi (1964), and Julius Caesar (1970). [6] His final credit was in a 1978 episode of Return of the Saint . [7] [8]

<i>The Plane Makers</i> television series

The Plane Makers is a British television series created by Wilfred Greatorex and produced by Rex Firkin. ATV made three series for ITV between 1963 and 1965. It was succeeded by The Power Game, which ran for an additional three series from 1965 to 1969. Firkin continued as producer for the first two series, and David Reid took over for series 3.

<i>The Newcomers</i> (TV series) television series

The Newcomers was a late 1960s BBC soap opera which dealt with the subject of a London family, the Coopers, who moved to a housing estate in the fictional country town of Angleton. It was broadcast in bi-weekly half-hour episodes from October 1965 until November 1969. It was initially produced by Verity Lambert.

The War of Darkie Pilbeam written by Tony Warren, produced by Richard Everitt, was first a 3-part period drama set in the North of England. It originally aired on British television in 1968.

He is survived by his first wife, Anne, and their two children Jeremy (b. 1956) and Mary (b. 1958).

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References

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  2. "Alan Browning". www.corrie.net.
  3. Norman, Neil (1 July 2010). "The Street's greatest siren". Express.co.uk.
  4. "BFI Screenonline: Coronation Street - The 1960s". www.screenonline.org.uk.
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