Comedian Chelsea Brown, who rose to fame on 60s comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In has died after a battle with dementia.
Chelsea joined Laugh-In’s second season at the same time as Dave Madden, who would later go on to play Ruben Kincade in The Partridge Family.
After Laugh-In, Chelsea performed in the first episode of ‘Love American Style’ and had parts in Marcus Welby MD, Ironside and The Two Ronnies.
In the 70s Chelsea moved to Sydney and became an Australian citizen. She had a role in Number 96 and then E Street where she met her husband Vic Rooney. Chelsea was also a popular regular on Graham Kennedy’s Blankety Blanks.
She was also name-checked in this comedy sketch starring Eric Bana.
Chelsea also appeared in the TV remake of Mission Impossible in 1988, filmed in Australia. Her final role was in ‘Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door’.
After the death of her husband Vic Rooney, Chelsea relocated back to the USA. She died in Chicago on April 5.