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Brett Somers Biography

Birth Name:
Audrey Johnston
Birth Place:
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Born Audrey Johnston, she took the name Brett from a character in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises; Somers was her mother's maiden name
  • Made her big-screen debut in 1965 with roles in the dramas Bus Riley's Back in Town and A Rage to Live
  • Best known for her frequent appearances on the game show Match Game throughout the 1970s
  • Played the wife of her husband Jack Klugman's character, Oscar Madison, in 1970-73 episodes of the sitcom The Odd Couple; the pair separated in 1974, but never divorced
  • In 2003, wrote and starred in the one-woman cabaret show An Evening with Brett Somers, continuing to perform even after being diagnosed with cancer