Born: 19 October 1936
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Best known as:
The popular TV psychic whose 'spirit guide' is known as Francine
Name at birth: Sylvia Shoemaker
Sylvia Browne is a popular spiritualist who offers paid psychic consultations, called readings. (She claims to be assisted by a "spirit guide" known as Francine.) Browne gained fame through popular appearances on TV and radio talk shows including Montel Williams, Larry King and Art Bell. Browne often describes herself as being on "a mission from God," saying that she wants to prove the soul survives after death. She also founded a gnostic Christian group known as Novus Spiritus.
Sylvia Browne's son, Chris Dufresne, also works as a psychic.
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