Lynn Browning ~ The 1930s Starlet

Lynn Browning

Lynn Browning was a 1930s starlet whose career ended after a car accident

She was born Opal Lynn Garrett in 1909 in Marionville, Missouri. Her father, Albert Garrett, owned a grocery store. When she was a teenager she started modeling clothes in Kansas City. Lynn decided to moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In 1932 she won a beauty contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures. Her prize was a bit part in the film Sinners In The Sun. She landed small roles in more than a dozen films including Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers Of 1933, and 42nd Street.

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Her sister, Sheila Garrett, also became an actress. Lynn started having an affair with married director Marion Gering. He divorced his wife and they were engaged for a brief time. Unfortunately she was badly injured in a car accident. She spent months recovering and decided to stop acting. Her film film was the 1940 drama Glamour For Sale. Then she got married and began working as a fur stylist in Beverly Hills. During World War 2 she volunterred as a WAC.

I haven't been able to find any information about Lynn after 1945.

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