Thursday, March 24, 2016

Peter Brown, R. I. P.

Hollywood Reporter: Peter Brown, who starred as the eager young deputy Johnny McKay on the 1958-62 ABC series Lawman, has died. He was 80. Brown, who played a Texas Ranger on NBC's Laredo, another TV Western, died Monday at his home in Phoenix as a result of Parkinson's disease, his wife, Kerstin, told The Hollywood Reporter.

6 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Wow, thanks for making me feel ancient. I remember, as a kid, watching Brown as "the young one" on LAWMAN, one of my favorite of many westerns that I watched back then. And he was 80? Ouch.

I really miss the old days.

RIP

Don Coffin said...

1958-59...11 westerns on the schedules of the 3 networks...how times have changed.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I probably watched most of them.

Patrick Murtha said...

I like this bit from the obit: "In Foxy Brown (1974), the boyishly handsome actor portrayed a bad guy who is castrated by men hired by the revenge-seeking title character (Pam Grier), with his severed genitals being presented to his girlfriend (Kathryn Loder)."

Bill Crider said...

All obits should be so good.

Jerry House said...

I sincerely hope that your eventual obit will have no mention of severed genitals, Bill.