Friday, March 01, 2024


Christina Tippit Brown, 94

Christina “Tina” Tippit Brown, writer, photographer, performer and longtime wife and collaborator of “The Wiz” librettist William F. Brown, died July 2 at her Westport home. She was 94. Image
Tina Brown: writer Contributed photo

Brown started her writing career at the age of 19 while still attending Texas Tech University, seeing her comedic pieces published in The New Yorker and performed on “The Tonight Show.”

She went on to develop material for performers including Imogene Coca, George Gobel, Hermione Gingold and Virginia Graham. Over her long career, she authored screenplays, television projects and worked on TV’s “As the World Turns.”

With her late husband of 38 years, William F. Brown, she was co-librettist of the musical “Have a Nice Day,” co-author of the comedy “Mixed Doubles” and a musical revue, “Cole.” See full obituary HERE from

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