Louise Browne(1906-1996), Actress, dancer, singer and spy
Sitter in 71 portraits
A dancer and musical comedy star, who went on to encourage many young dancers in Britain. American-Born, Browne's career began in the Ziegfield Follies. She starred in many musicals at the Gaiety Theatre, London, including The Girl Friend in 1927. In the 1930s she held the world record for pirouettes (over 80 consecutive spins). Browne married an English diplomat, and began a long association with the Royal Academy of Dancing, initiating scholarships and directing the prestigious summer school.