Gail Brown

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Gail Brown
Gail Brown 1927
Brown with William Russ on Another World, 1977.
Gail Ziegler

(1937-10-11) October 11, 1937 (age 82)[citation needed]
EducationMaine Township High School East
Years active1967–1987
Known forClarice Hobson on Another World
Michael Quinlan Brown
m. 1970⁠–⁠1977)

Gordon Duggan
m. 1981⁠–⁠1999)
(1 child)
RelativesKaren Black (sister)
Hunter Carson (nephew)

Gail Brown (née Ziegler; October 11, 1937) is an American former actress. She is best known for her role as Clarice Hobson on the NBC daytime soap opera Another World (1975–1986). She is the older sister of film actress Karen Black.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born Gail Ziegler on October 11, 1937, in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. She is a daughter of Elsie Mary (née Reif), a writer of several prize-winning children's novels, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. Brown graduated from Maine Township High School East in 1955. Her younger sister was actress Karen Black.

Brown played the role of Clarice Hobson on the soap opera Another World from 1975–86 with sporadic on-off appearances following her departure. In his book, Eight Years in Another World, head writer Harding Lemay stated that he intended the character of Clarice to last only two days, but he was so taken by Brown's performance that he decided to add the character to the storyline.


Brown took her professional name from her first husband, Michael Quinlan Brown. She was married to Brown from 1970–77. In 1981 Brown married Gordon Duggan (m. 1981–present) with whom she has two children, a son and daughter.[citation needed] Brown has written and illustrated short children stories, other short stories, and has been writing throughout her whole life. She plays piano and some guitar.[citation needed]

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