Gaye Brown

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Gaye Brown as a Transylvanian

Gaye Brown (b: March 2, 1941 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Gabrielle Elizabeth Brown) is an English actress who appeared as a Transylvanian in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Biography

Gaye started getting acting roles in the early '60s, including television, stage and film. In 1964, she appeared in a series of TV commercials for The British Egg Marketing Board known as "Sheila and Eggs." Before becoming a Transylvanian, Gaye's most memorable role was that of the opera singer in the milk bar in A Clockwork Orange in 1972.

In 1974, Gaye, (fellow Transylvanian) Annabel Leventon and Diane Langton started a glam singing group called Rock Bottom, who were signed to RCA Records. They were a trio of actresses who sang, and created a theatrical act that through Michael White, landed them a Sunday night concert spot at the King's Road Theater, when The Rocky Horror Show was dark. That led directly to Gaye and Annabelle being cast as Transylvanians in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

A British television series called Rock Follies (which featured both Tim Curry and Nell Campbell) based on Rock Bottom was produced in 1976 and 1977. Although the original performers were originally intended for the show, the production cast other actresses in the roles, which used their names and imitated their likenesses and essentially put an end to the act. After many years of legal action, the three women were awarded a settlement and writer/creator credit on the acclaimed series, which was seen in the U.S. in 1979. On October 5,2017, Leventon released the book The Real Rock Follies: The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976 detailing the ordeal.

Gaye Brown has continued to act in many roles, primarily on stage and television in England.

Filmography

2013: The Girl in a Bubble (Short) - Mrs. Inspiration (voice)
2011: Into the Woods (Broadcast Stage Version)- Cinderella's Stepmother
2010: National Theatre Live: Nation - Grandmother
2009: Chéri - Lili
2007: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Pie Customer
2005: An American Haunting - Kathe Batts
2004: Masterpiece Theater - Ladies Aid Lady
2001-2004: Emmerdale (TV Series) -Gypsy / Glenda Gould
2003: The Young Visiters (TV Movie) - Manageress
2003: Pollyanna (TV Movie) - Ladies Aider
2002: Rescue Me (TV Series) - Suzy Burns
2001: Princess of Thieves (TV Movie) - Countess Tourtelot
2000: Relative Values - Lady Hayling
1999: All the King's Men (TV Movie) - Queen Mary
1997: Caught in the Act (Video) - Maureen Riley
1994: The House of Eliott (TV Series) - Anne Beaumont
1993: Screen One (TV Series) - Anita
1992: Utz - Ada Krasova
1991: No Job for a Lady (TV Series) - Renee
1987: Super Gran (TV Series) - Madge, Duchess of Claridge
1987: Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series) - Prime Minister
1985: Mata Hari - Fraulein Doktor
1983: The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie) - Mrs. Trapes
1983: Bazaar and Rummage (TV Movie) - Margaret
1983: Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) - Barmaid
1982: Educating Marmalade (TV Series) - Miss Bloomingdale
1982: Only Fools and Horses.(TV Series) - Irene Mackay
1981: Shock Treatment- Audience Member
1981: It Takes a Worried Man (TV Series) - Ellen
1981: Shelley (TV Series) - Grace Lissier
1980: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) - Diane
1978: The Life Story of Baal - Savettka
1978: Curriculee Curricula (TV Movie)
1978: The Standard (TV Series) - Agnes
1977: When the Boat Comes In (TV Series) - Mrs. Murcheson
1977: Z Cars (TV Series) - Mrs. Burnett
1975: Trinity Tales (TV Series) -Alice the Wife of Batley
1975: The Rocky Horror Picture ShowTransylvanian
1973: Oh, Father! (TV Series) - Sister Cecilia
1973: A Touch of Class - Dora French
1973: Warship (TV Series) - Janet
1972: Spring and Autumn (TV Series) - Betty Dickinson
1972: My Wife Next Door (TV Series) - Maggie
1971: A Clockwork Orange - Sophisto
1971: The Goodies (TV Series)
1971: Up Pompeii - Biggia
1971: Nearest and Dearest (TV Series) - Big Beryl
1970: On the Buses (TV Series) - Molly
1970: The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series) - Frigg
1970: The Borderers (TV Series) - Mistress Mary
1970: As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
1967: The World of Wooster (TV Series) - Heloise Pringle
1964: The Masque of the Red Death - Señora Escobar
1964: ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) - Miss Price
1964: Nothing But the Best - 4th Girl (uncredited)

Stage Productions

2005: Guys and Dolls
2000: A Woman of No Importance ( Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester)
1988: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London)
1984: The Sloane Ranger Revue ( Duchess Theatre in London)
1978-9: The Hang of the Gaol (Royal Shakespeare Company / Donmar Warehouse, London)
1978: Cousin Vladimir (Royal Shakespeare Company / Aldwych Theatre, London)
1976: Mardi Gras (Prince of Wales Theatre in London)
1967: Intrigues and Amours (Theatre Royal in Stratford East)

Awards

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