R.I.P. Chelsea Brown of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'
The actress and dancer passed away at the age of 69.
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Chelsea Brown, an actress and dancer best remembered for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, passed away Wednesday at the age of 69.
Brown joined the sketch comedy program during its second season in 1968 along with Alan Sues and Dave Madden. As a regular performer on the series, she appeared in famous sketches like "The Mod, Mod World" and "The Farkel Family." In the latter, she played the twin of Goldie Hawn.
After the second season wrapped, Brown left the show and made guest appearances on other programs like The Flying Nun, Ironside, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Love, American Style.
During the late 1970s, Brown emigrated to Australia where she found much more success. The actress became a familiar face on television down under, appearing on soap operas like Number 96 and E Street.
Brown married her E Street costar, Vic Rooney, in the 1980s. After Rooney's death in 2002, Brown moved back to the United States.
Brown's death was first reported by the Australian television program The Morning Show. According to entertainment reporter Peter Ford, the actress died of complications from dementia in Chicago.