Pat Crawford Brown

Pat Crawford Brown
Born (1929-06-29) June 29, 1929
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Calvin B. Brown (m. January 3, 1961–1976; his death)
Children 1

Pat Crawford Brown (born June 29, 1929) is an American actress, best known for her role as Ida Greenberg on Desperate Housewives.

Life and career

Brown was born in New York to Charlotte (née Huber) and Thomas J. Crawford. Her niece is folk singer Christine Lavin. She married Calvin B. Brown on January 3, 1961, and they remained married until his death in 1976. They had one daughter, Charlotte Brown Swanson.[1]

She began acting in her 50s after a long career as an English teacher. On television, she is best known for her role as Ida Greenberg in Desperate Housewives (2004–07). She also had recurring roles on daytime soap operas General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.[2] She has appeared in feature films, including Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Select filmography



  1. "Pat Crawford Brown profile at". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. "Pat Crawford Brown Credits". Retrieved 2014-04-01.

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