Brown, Pat Crawford 1929– (Shirley Gay)

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BROWN, Pat Crawford 1929
(Shirley Gay)


Born June 29, 1929, in New York, NY; daughter of Thomas J. and Charlotte (maiden name, Huber) Crawford; aunt of Christine Lavin (a folksinger); married Calvin B. Brown, January 3, 1961 (died, 1976); children: Charlotte Brown Swanson. Education: College of New Rochelle, B.A., 1951; Fordham University, M.F.A., 1958; teaching certificate.

Addresses: Contact c/o Lovell and Associates, 7905 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1006, Los Angeles, CA 900462611.

Career: Actress. Torrance Community Theatre, Torrance, CA, producer and member of board of directors, 198084; Theatre West, Hollywood, CA, member of board of directors, 198890, and member of company. U.S. Army, Special Services, Kaiserslauten, West Germany (now Germany), entertainment director, 195961; Los Angeles City Schools, Carson, CA, teacher, 196484. Appeared in commercials.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Drama Logue Award, best actress, 1988; St. Seema Award, Theatre West, 1989.


Film Appearances:

Mrs. Meeker, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, New World, 1988.

Old lady, 18 Again!, New World, 1988.

Secretary, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (also known as Jungle Heat and Piranha Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death ), Paramount Home Video, 1989.

Mrs. Pye (matron of girls' dormitory), The Rocketeer, Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 1991.

Choir nun, Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992.

Female mourner, A Gnome Named Gnorm (also known as The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm and Upworld ), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1992.

Mrs. Michaels, Demonic Toys (also known as Dangerous Toys ), Full Moon Entertainment, 1992.

Ms. Earlane, Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (also known as Wild Orchid 2: Blue Movie Blue ), Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Choir nun, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993.

Woman in pink, Love Is Like That (also known as Bad Love and Wild Angel ), APix Entertainment, 1993.

Cashier, Reality Bites, MCA/Universal, 1994.

Louise, Little Giants, Warner Bros., 1994.

Truck stop waitress, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Buena Vista, 1997.

Mrs. Starkey, Johnny Skidmarks, New City Releasing, 1998.

Scorekeeper, Jack Frost (also known as Frost ), Warner Bros., 1998.

Toenail lady, The Godson, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1998.

Florence, Forces of Nature, DreamWorks, 1999.

Grandma Ida Weinberg, Playing Mona Lisa, Buena Vista, 2000.

Greta, The Woman Every Man Wants (also known as Perfect Lover ), Cinemavault Releasing, 2001.

Mimmy, Stuck on You, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Sweet old lady, Daredevil (also known as Daredevil 1.5 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Mrs. Westerfeld, Memron, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Alma Thorkelson, Coach, ABC, 19891994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Woman, Do You Remember Love, CBS, 1985.

Nancy, Liberace: Behind the Music, CBS, 1988.

Foreman, Sins of the Mother, CBS, 1991.

Nurse, Sight Unseen, syndicated, 1991.

Judge, Based on an Untrue Story, Fox, 1993.

Martha, Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (also known as Fugitive Nights ), NBC, 1993.

Margaret Lattamer, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, HBO, 1996.

Miriam, These Old Broads, ABC, 2001.

Nurse, The Medicine Show, The Movie Channel, 2001.

Cleaning lady, Knee High P.I., Comedy Central, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Story First: Behind the Unabomber, Lifetime, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mrs. Finnegan, "The Little People of Killany Woods," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Betty, "Amazing Man," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Second jury foreman, "Cannon of Ethics," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Second jury foreman, "The Wizard of Odds," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Mary, "Housekeeper Unite," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1988.

Cleaning lady, "In 'n Outlaws," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

Joanne Mickley, "A Blast from the Past," Mama's Family, syndicated, 1989.

Woman, "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

"A Case of Murder," The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1989.

Constance Pine, "The Fur Lies," Designing Women, CBS, 1990.

Mabel, "A Moving Experience," The Bradys, CBS, 1990.

Miss Underwood, "Teacher, Teacher," Carol & Company, NBC, 1990.

Mrs. Sayley, "Children of a Legal Mother," Brand New Life, 1990.

Old woman in church, "Leap of FaithAugust 19, 1963," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Owner, "The Fan Club," Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.

Owner, "If I Die before I Wake," Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.

Passerby on sidewalk, "Bradys on the Move," The Bradys, CBS, 1990.

Sister Mary Margaret O'Brien, "Heart of Gold," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1990.

Aunt Molly, "Chris vs. Donald," Get a Life, Fox, 1991.

Kathleen, "All the World's a Stage," Growing Pains, ABC, 1991.

Old woman, "The Man of the Year," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Voice of stenographer, Dinosaurs, ABC, c. 1991.

Cashier, "The Wind around the Tower," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Melba, "Charley for President," Empty Nest, NBC, 1992.

Mrs. Hill, "To B or Not to B," Step by Step, ABC, 1992.

Mrs. Polk, "Echoes in the Dark," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1992.

Mrs. Ruebner, "Private Butthead," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1992.

Mrs. Ruebner, "The Test," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1992.

Woman, "The President's Coming," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1993.

(As Shirley Gay) Paul's wife, Time Trax, syndicated, c. 1993.

First neighbor, "Pandora's Box," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You ), NBC, 1994.

Maid, "The Birthday," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1994.

Mrs. O'Brien, "My Movie with Louis," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1994.

Nurse, "Mother's Day," The Fresh Prince of BelAir, NBC, 1994.

Aunt Zelda, "Welcome to New York," Kirk, The WB, 1995.

Bingo caller, "And Bingo Was Her GameO," Married with Children, Fox, 1995.

Landlady, "Help Wanted," Hearts Afire, CBS, 1995.

Mrs. O'Brien, "The Good Nephew," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1995.

Ms. Little, "Field Trip," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1995.

Alice Munson, "Behavior among Adults," The Faculty, ABC, 1996.

Clarice Brown (hotel clerk), "Mercury Rising," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996.

Ida, "A League of Their Own," The Crew, Fox, 1996.

Lady, "I, Done: Parts1&2," The Fresh Prince of BelAir, NBC, 1996.

Millie Reynolds, "To Serve and Protect," The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Kluzewsk (some sources cite Mrs. Kluzewski), "Fear of Flying," Home Improvement, ABC, 1996.

Mrs. Votey, "A Shift in the Night," ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1996.

Rose, "Splitsville, Man," Ellen, ABC, 1996.

Sadie Glickstein, "Bingo! Bingo! Bingo!," Unhappily Ever After, The WB, 1996.

Salvation Army soldier, "Gift Wrapped," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1996.

"Dr. Kramer," Deadly Games, UPN, 1996.

Alma Thorkelson, "Leaving Orlando: Part 2," Coach, ABC, 1997.

Gladys, "Urges and Lies," Soul Man, ABC, 1997.

Lina, "Again with the Sponge Cake," Alright Already, The WB, 1997.

Mamie, "The Cameo Episode," George & Leo, CBS, 1997.

Mrs. Klein, "Taillight's Last Gleaming," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Sadie, "Caroline and the Desperate Cat," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline ), NBC, 1997.

Sister Mary, "Crisis," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Sister Mary, "Film at Eleven," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Woman, "Butkus, Live!," Chicago Sons, NBC, 1997.

"That Ol' Gang of Mine," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1997.

Grandma woolyhat, "Heavy Medal," DiResta, UPN, 1998.

Mary, "A Turkey Too Far," Guys Like Us, UPN, 1998.

Mrs. Van Owl, "Something about the Past and a Present," Something So Right, ABC, 1998.

Sister Mary Grace, "Beauty and the Priests," Fired Up, NBC, 1998.

Wanda Burns, "Endless Bummer," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998.

Librarian, "Two Guys, a Girl and a Proposal," Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl ), ABC, 1999.

Mildred, "Susan's Ex," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1999.

Mrs. Hopkins, "Red, White and Drew," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999.

Mrs. Leftkowitz, "Denby's Kid," The Norm Show, ABC, 1999.

Peeping Tonya, "Hanging by a Dred," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1999.

Louise (waitress), "The OutofTowners," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Boykins, "Roll Out the Barrel," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

Mrs. Larson, "Youth Is Wasted on the Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It ), NBC, 2000.

Mrs. Hierbaum (some sources cite Mrs. Niebaum), "Dream Weaver," Nikki, The WB, 2001.

Mrs. Landis, "Donuts and Beer," Danny, CBS, 2001.

Ms. Hirschfeld, "Principal's Pet," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 2001.

Pappy, "Mother's Day," The Division, Lifetime, 2001.

Voice of Agnes, "Seven Days of Kwanzaa," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2001.

Old lady, You Don't Know Jack, ABC, 2001.

"Saving Grace," State of Grace, Fox Family Channel, 2001.

Mrs. Cassini, "Dead Uncles and Vegetables," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2002.

Mrs. Robinson, "Gordo's Bar Mitzvah," Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Polly (waitress), "Come Back Soon," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Wig lady, "Double Meat Palace," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and BtVS ), UPN, 2002.

Candy, "Places, Stat!," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2003.

"The Incredible Bulk," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2003.

Mrs. Cassini, "A Family Matter," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2004.

Mrs. Cassini, "Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2004.

Old woman, "Missing Kitty," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004.

Ruth "Nana" Parlo, "Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny," Monk, USA Network, 2004.

Appeared as Mrs. Reifschneider in an episode of According to Jim, ABC; as Aunt Ida, Camp Wilder, ABC; as an old lady, Can't Hurry Love, CBS; as a mother, Dear John, NBC; as a customer, Homefront, ABC; as Mrs. Macarthy, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC; as Mrs. Kittock, Love & War, CBS; as Mrs. McGurdy, Reasonable Doubts, NBC; and as an elderly woman, To Have & to Hold, CBS. Appeared as Chris's mother in "Napping to Success," an unaired episode of The John Larroquette Show, NBC; as Ms. Hoberson in "Mug the One You're With," an unaired episode of The Gregory Hines Show, CBS; and as a very old woman in "Family Secrets," an unaired episode of MDs, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Miss Broch, Tom, ABC, 1994.

Heddy Bolinski, The Brian Benben Show, CBS, 1998.

Elderly woman, Grown Ups, UPN, 1999.

Grandmother, A.U.S.A., NBC, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Grandmother, Over the River and through the Woods, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, 2000.

Issy, Whatever Your Heart Desires, Fremont Centre Theatre, South Pasadena, 2003.

Appeared in stage productions of Theatre West.