Gabrielle Brune

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Gabrielle Brune
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1939 Spotlight photo
Born(1912-02-12)12 February 1912
Died18 January 2005(2005-01-18) (aged 92)
Chichester, Sussex, England

Gabrielle Brune (12 February 1912 in Bournemouth, Hampshire [1] 18 January 2005 in Chichester, Sussex) was a British actress. [2]



On stage from 1930, her work included appearances in cabaret, the West End, on Broadway, in films and on television. [3] [4] [5]

Personal life

Gabrielle Brune was born Gabrielle Hudson, the only child of Thomas Habgood Hudson and Adrienne Brune; both parents were theatre professionals from Australia. Her mother was an actress and singer. [6] She used her mother's surname professionally.

In 1941, she was reported as recovering from appendicitis and double pneumonia in a river house at Datchet on the Thames. [7]


In 1938, Brune was described as "Mrs. G. M. Thompson, wife of an English actor" in a news report about her first professional trip to America: (NB: Raymond Francis). [8] In 1942, she married an American Army officer, Maj. Walter J. Currie, in London. [9] [10]

On January 18, 2005, she died at 92 years old.

Selected filmography

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  1. Since local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, Bournemouth has been in Dorset
  2. "Gabrielle Brune | BFI". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781526111968 via Google Books.
  4. "Gabrielle Brune – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  5. "Gabrielle Brune - Theatricalia".
  6. Ross Laird, Moanin' Low: A Discography of Female Popular Vocal Recordings, 1920-1933 (Greenwood Publishing 1996): 61. ISBN   9780313292415
  7. "River Holiday: Gabrielle Brune has been Convalescing at Datchet" The Tatler and Bystander (20 August 1941): 259.
  8. Frank Reil, "Line on Liners" Brooklyn Daily Eagle (20 April 1938): 23. via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  9. "Wed in England" Advocate-Messenger (28 June 1942): 1. via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  10. "Informally at Home: Gabrielle Brune, Actress Wife of Lieut.-Colonel Walter Currie, U. S. Army" The Tatler and Bystander (15 March 1944): 327.