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Actress Susan Browning dead at 65

April 27, 2006 at 1:42 PM

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award-nominee Susan Browning, who created the role of April in Broadway's "Company," has died in New York at age 65.

Browning died Sunday and had been on life support for several weeks after falling ill, Playbill.com reported.

Her role in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's "Company" earned her a Tony nomination for best actress in a musical and she was nominated for best actress in a featured musical as well for playing Agnes in "Goodtime Charley," Playbill.com said.

Her vast Broadway resume included the roles of Sally Phelps and the Widow Douglas in the original Broadway staging of "Big River" as well "Shelter," "Love and Kisses" and "Chapter Two."

Her film credits included both "Sister Act" films as well as "The World According to Garp" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," was listed among her TV credits.

A memorial service would most likely take place in June, Playbill.com said.

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