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Roscoe Lee Browne
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Born (1922-05-02)May 2, 1922
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 11, 2007(2007-04-11) (aged 84)
Cause of death Stomach cancer
Resting place Creamted
Nationality American
Alma mater Lincoln University
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1960 – 2007
Awards See Awards and honors

Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American television, stage, voice, and movie actor, narrator, and director. He was known for his deep voice.

Early life

Browne was born in Woodbury, New Jersey. His parents were Sylvanus S. Browne and Lovie Lee Usher. He was African American. Browne was educated at Lincoln University, an historically black university. He graduated in 1946.

Career

Browne's career began in 1964 in the movie Black Like Me. His career has lasted 43 years. He has appeared in over 100 movies.

Death

Browne was never married. He died on April 11, 2007 from stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California.

Movies

  • Black Like Me (1964)
  • Graham Greene's The Comedians (1967)
  • Up Tight! (1968)
  • Topaz (1969)
  • The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
  • The Cowboys (1972)
  • Cisco Pike (1972)
  • The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
  • Super Fly T.N.T. (1973)
  • Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
  • Logan's Run (1976)
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
  • Nothing Personal (1980)
  • Legal Eagles (1986)
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
  • Moon 44 (1990)
  • The Mamboo Kings (1992)
  • Naked in New York (1993)
  • Hamlet (2000)
  • Morgan's Ferry (2001)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Unchained Memories (2003)

Awards and honors

  • Obie Award (1965) for Best Performance.
  • Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (1970) for Best Actor.
  • Emmy Award (1986) for Best Guest Star
  • Browne was added to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977.

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