Alan Browning

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Alan Browning
Born Alan Brown
(1926-03-23)23 March 1926
Sunderland, County Durham, England, UK
Died 7 September 1979(1979-09-07) (aged 53)
Stockport, England, UK
Cause of death
liver failure
Years active 1957-1978
Spouse(s) Pat Phoenix (1972-1979) (his death)

Alan Browning (23 March 1926 – 7 September 1979) was an English film and television actor, born in Sunderland, County Durham. He is best remembered as the character Alan Howard in the television series Coronation Street, a role he played from 1969 until 1973. He was married to his Coronation Street co-star Pat Phoenix from 23 December 1972 until his 1979 death from liver failure, a result of his heavy alcohol intake. Phoenix played his on screen wife Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street.

Browning's other television appearances included The Plane Makers (1964), The Newcomers (1965), The War of Darkie Pilbeam (1968) and Big Breadwinner Hog (1969). His film credits included Feet of Clay (1960), Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961), Guns at Batasi (1964) and Julius Caesar (1970).


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