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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:36 PM

Famous San Francisco twin Vivian Brown dies [View all]

Source: Seattlepi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco residents are mourning the passing of Vivian Brown, who along with her twin sister, became a local celebrity by walking through the city's streets in matching high-end outfits, identical hairdos and cheerful smiles.

The 85-year-old Brown died in her sleep on Wednesday at an assisted care facility in the city, Barbara Farber, director of development for Jewish Family and Children's Services, told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/WOxyf3 ).

For 40 years, the Brown twins could be seen walking along San Francisco's streets, greeting tourists and locals alike. Standing 5-foot-1 and about 100 pounds apiece, the twins were also seen in commercials, made cameo appearances in films, appeared on talk shows and frequented civic events.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement saying Brown was a "truly remarkable woman who represented the best of our city."






Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Famous-San-Francisco-twin-Vivian-Brown-dies-4189144.php



I remember these twins! You'd see them downtown during the day usually, all dressed up to the tee and everyone was always gawking at them. They seemed very odd to me, very obscure and obsolete. I always thought they were Natives but it seems they were from Kalamazoo, Michigan!

In any event, I hope that Ms. Vivian Brown rests in peace and I hope that her twin is not horribly lonely, although I know she must be as they were always together, shopping downtown and hanging out around Union Square.

Ah those were the days in the City by the Bay. I rather think I left my heart in San Francisco!



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