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(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Lucile Browne and her real life husband, James Flavin.
Lucile Browne

Full name: Lucile Ruth Browne

1907 - 1976

Lucile Browne was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1907. And the correct spelling of her first name is Lucile with one L, not Lucille.

She did some modeling and stage work before journeying to Hollywood and becoming a contract player at Fox circa 1930.  During the 1930s, she did about ten westerns with George O'Brien, Bob Steele, Ken Maynard, Gene Autry, Tom Tyler, Johnny Mack Brown and John Wayne.

But she is best remembered for heroine duties in six cliffhangers: DANGER ISLAND (Universal, 1931), BATTLING WITH BUFFALO BILL (Universal, 1931), AIRMAIL MYSTERY (Universal, 1932), THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (Mascot, 1932), MYSTERY SQUADRON (Mascot, 1933), and THE LAW OF THE WILD (Mascot, 1934).

She married actor James Flavin in 1932. Both Browne and Flavin died in 1976.

After the death of her husband on April 23, 1976, Lucile visited friends or relatives in Virginia. She passed away on May 10, 1976 in a Lexington, Viriginia hospital from cardiac arrest. Did not find any death or funeral notices for Lucile on the newspaper websites.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Lucile Browne:

Daniel Neyer's "The Files of Jerry Blake" serial website has more on Lucile Browne doing cliffhangers:

Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Lucile Browne and husband James Flavin at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California:

The Google newspaper archive has a September, 1930 article from the St. Petersburg (Florida)Times on Lucile Ruth Browne, popular local girl in Hollywood. There's mention that she graduated from St. Petersburg High School:,6013983&dq=lucile-browne&hl=en

1940 census - 33 year old Lucile B. Flavin (born Tennessee), 33 year old husband James Flavin (born Maine), and his 61 year old mother Katherine Flavin were living in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles County, California:
1940 census takers worksheet - the occupations of Lucile and James are Actor and Actress - Movie Studio. In 1939, he worked 19 weeks and earned $5000.00+. She reported zero work and income for 1939:

Death notice for 69 year old James Flavin in the April 25, 1976 Torrance, California Daily Breeze:

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Above - heroine Lucile Browne and Tom Tyler as the hero of the serial, BATTLING WITH BUFFALO BILL (Universal, 1931).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from left to right are William Desmond, Lucile Browne, Rex Bell and Yakima Canutt in a scene from the serial, BATTLING WITH BUFFALO BILL (Universal, 1931), which starred Tom Tyler.

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Above from L-to-R are Edward Hearn, J. Carrol Naish, Bob Steele and Lucile Browne in a scene from the cliffhanger, THE MYSTERY SQUADRON (Mascot, 1933).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above is a Chapter 12 poster from LAW OF THE WILD (Mascot, 1934) which starred Rex, King of the Wild Horses, Rin-Tin-Tin Jr., Bob Custer, cross-eyed Ben Turpin, and Lucile Browne.

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