Phoebe Brand

infobox actress

birthdate=birth date|1904|11|27
birthplace=Upstate New York
deathdate=death date and age|2004|7|3|1907|11|27
deathplace=New York City, New York
occupation=Stage actress
spouse=Morris Carnovsky

Phoebe Brand (November 27, 1907July 3, 2004) was an American actress, who was blacklisted along with her husband, Morris Carnovsky, in the McCarthy era.

Early life

Brand was born on in upstate New York in 1907. She eventually moved to New York City and became an actress, marrying Carnovsky in 1941 (until his death in 1992), and had one child, Stephen Carnovsky.


Phoebe and Morris Carnovsky, who was a famed Shakespearean actor, were original members of the legendary Group Theater, with the briefly Communist playwright Clifford Odets. They were blacklisted in 1951, after director Elia Kazan named them as Communists to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Later life

Phoebe Brand taught acting in New York into her 90s. She died in New York City on July 3, 2004, at the age of 96, from pneumonia.

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