Pat Crawford Brown

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Pat Crawford Brown
Born (1929-06-29) June 29, 1929 (age 85)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Calvin B. Brown (m. January 3, 1961–1976; his death)
Children 1

Pat Crawford Brown (born June 29, 1929) is an American actress, best known for her role as Ida Greenberg on Desperate Housewives.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born in New York to Charlotte (née Huber) and Thomas J. Crawford. Her niece is folk singer Christine Lavin.[citation needed] She married Calvin B. Brown on January 3, 1961 and they remained married until his death in 1976. They had one daughter, Charlotte Brown Swanson.[1]

She began acting in her 50s after a long career as an English teacher. On television, she is best known for her role as Ida Greenberg in Desperate Housewives (2004-07). She also had recurring roles on daytime soap operas General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.[2] She has appeared in feature films, including Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Select filmography[edit]



  1. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown profile at". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Pat Crawford Brown Credits". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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