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It Takes The Whole City To Make Up For One Lost Twin

When Marian Brown's twin sister Vivian died two weeks ago, she left Marian to celebrate their birthday alone. Or so she thought. Tonight, San Francisco steps in to fill in for the other half of the legendary couple.

Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's (left), Susan Tenby (right), and Marian Brown (center).

San Francisco twin sisters Marian and Vivian Brown became icons for the matching senses of fashion and good humor. But two weeks ago, Vivian passed away, leaving Marian to celebrate her birthday alone for the first time in her life. But thanks to some quick planning, that won't happen.

Tonight, the City comes out to show its love for both the twins at Marian's birthday party. The free event begins at 6 PM at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel (450 Powell Street). There will be cake, cocktails, and singing—led by Donna Sachet (who among her many honors was the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a baseball game). 

Event organizer Jennifer Bergeron said, "We want to send her the message that although she has lost her sister, she still has her San Francisco family. People really do care and support her.” A benefit that she produced for the twins last August drew "everyone from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to people in twin costumes. Their legacy is how they brought the City together."

What: Marian Brown's 86th birthday party.

When: Friday, January 25th. Cocktails at 6. Cake and singing at 6:30.

Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel (450 Powell Street).

Free admission. For more information, click here


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