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Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown (top) with Maxine Brown in the late 1950s.

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Ella Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931 – January 21, 2019)

(AP) – Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died.

Martha Moore, a publicist working with the family, said Brown died from complications of heart and kidney disease. She was surrounded by her family
on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A songwriter and singer, Russell and her siblings launched their careers on
the "Louisiana Hayride" in the 1950s and had a several chart-topping songs
’50s and ’60s, including "The Three Bells," ”The Old Lamplighter," ”Scarlet
 Ribbons (For Her Hair)"and "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On."

They appeared on TV on shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show," ”American Bandstand" and "The Jerry Lewis Show."

The Browns were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

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