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John Brown

Show Count: 203
Series Count: 11
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: April 4, 1904, Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: May 16, 1957, West Hollywood, California, USA

 

John Brown (April 4, 1904 - May 16, 1957) was an English radio and film actor.

He had major roles in several popular radio shows. He played Irma's love interest Al in My Friend Irma, Digby "Digger" O'Dell in The Life of Riley (a role he reprised for the first television incarnation of the show) and "Broadway" in The Damon Runyon Theatre. He also appeared in some notable films - Strangers on a Train (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, uncredited) and The Wild One (1953) - and supplied the voice of Ro-Man in the 1953 B-film Robot Monster.

In early television, he was the second actor (after Hal March) to play "Harry Morton," the next-door neighbor of George Burns and Gracie Allen in their show, opposite Bea Benaderet. His tenure on the series lasted six months, and he was replaced by Fred Clark in June 1951.

In 1952, Brown became a victim of the Hollywood blacklist.

Source: Wikipedia

Beulah Show, TheBeulah Show, The
Show Count: 16
Broadcast History: 2 July 1945 to 17 March 1946, 24 February 1947 to 20 August 1947, 24 November 1947 to 10 April 1953 and 28 September 1953 to 28 May 1954
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble, General Foods, General Motors
Cast: Lois Corbett, Marlin Hurt, Hattie McDaniel, Lillian Randolph, Amanda Randolph, Hugh Studebaker, Mary Jane Croft, Henry Blair, Ruby Dandridge, Ernie Whitman, Sammy Ogg, Bob Corley, Butterfly McQueen, Nicodemus Stewart, Roy Glenn, Jess Kirkpatrick, John Brown, Louise Beavers, Vivian Dandridge, Dorothy Dandridge
Director: Tom McKnight, Steve Hatos
Producer: Helen Mack, Tom McKnight, Steve Hatos
An American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. The show is notable for being the first sitcom to star an African American actress.
Columbia Presents CorwinColumbia Presents Corwin
Show Count: 12
Broadcast History: 4 May 1941 to 9 November 1941, 7 March 1944 to 15 August 1944 and 3 July 1945 to 21 August 1945
Cast: Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia, John Brown, Frank Gallop, Peter Donald, Kenny Delmar, Karl Swenson, Paul Stewart, Adelaide Klein , Hester Sondergaard, Luis Van Rooten, Frank Lovejoy, House Jameson, Jack Smart, Beatrice Kay, John Gibson, Arthur Vinton, Larry Robinson, Bartlett Robinson, Martin Wolfson, Joel O'Brien, Perry Lafferty, Kermit Murdock, Joseph Julian, Minerva Pious, Katherine Locke, Carl Frank, Joan Alexander, Arnold Moss, Ralph Bell, Orson Welles, Fredric March, Charles Laughton
A series of stories ranging from serious to whimsical. The most famous is On a Note of Triumph, a celebration of the Allied victory in Europe, first broadcast on VE Day, May 8, 1945.
Damon Runyon Theater, TheDamon Runyon Theater, The
Show Count: 52
Broadcast History: 1948 to the mid 1950s
Cast: John Brown, Anne Whitfield, Gerald Mohr, William Conrad, Alan Reed, Herb Vigran, Frank Lovejoy, Sheldon Leonard, Eddie Marr, Luis Van Rooten, Joe DuVal, Willard Waterman, Ed Begley, Jeff Chandler, Sam Edwards, Hans Conried, Parley Baer
Director: Richard Sanville
Producer: Vern Carstensen
Starring John Brown as Broadway, the narrator of Damon Runyon’s dramatic stories of old Manhattan New York and the gangster life in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The stories could be tragic, and often quite sad as you become moved by the strength of the characters.
Day In The Life Of Dennis Day,  ADay In The Life Of Dennis Day, A
Show Count: 54
Broadcast History: 3 October 1946 to 30 June 1951
Sponsor: Lustre Creme Shampoo
Cast: Bea Benaderet, Dennis Day, Sharon Douglas, Barbara Eiler, Betty Miles, Francis Trout, John Brown
Director: Frank O'Connor
Producer: Frank O'Connor
Fred Allen Show, TheFred Allen Show, The
Show Count: 89
Broadcast History: 23 October 1932 to 16 April 1933, 4 August 1933 to 1 December 1933, 3 January 1934 to 26 June 1940, 2 October 1940 to 25 June 1944, 7 October 1945 to 28 December 1947, and 4 january 1948 to 26 June 1949
Cast: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Helen Morgan, Sheila berrtt, Roy Atwell, Charlie Carlisle, Jack Smart, Minerva Pious, Lionel Stander, Eileen Douglas, Town Hall Quartet, Merry Macs, Alan Reed, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar
Producer: Roger White, Sylvester Weaver, Vick Knight, Howard Reilly
Broadcast: March 14, 1949
Added: Jun 06 2017
Broadcast: 29th July 1939
Added: Sep 18 2005
Broadcast: March 28, 1949
Added: Apr 01 2017
Broadcast: 24th May 1948
Added: Sep 22 2012
Broadcast: 29th March 1948
Added: Jun 10 2011
Broadcast: 9th February 1948
Added: Jan 29 2011
Broadcast: 10th May 1948
Added: Feb 07 2012
Broadcast: January 14, 1948
Added: Apr 25 2017
Broadcast: 19th January 1948
Added: Jan 27 2011
Broadcast: 15th March 1948
Added: Feb 25 2011
Broadcast: 7th January 1948
Added: Jan 10 2010
Broadcast: May 20, 1939
Added: May 31 2015
Broadcast: 13th January 1952
Added: Jan 13 2012
Broadcast: 10th February 1952
Added: Feb 28 2011
Broadcast: 19th April 1948
Added: Jul 17 2011
Broadcast: 8th March 1948
Added: Feb 15 2011
Broadcast: 22nd March 1948
Added: Apr 22 2011
Broadcast: August 1, 1944
Added: Feb 06 2011
Broadcast: 29th May 1950
Added: Jun 14 2013
Broadcast: 1st March 1948
Added: Feb 11 2011
Broadcast: 13th June 1947
Added: Jan 23 2011
Broadcast: 29th December 1947
Added: Dec 29 2012
Broadcast: 5th January 1948
Added: Jan 24 2011
Broadcast: June 28, 1948
Added: May 09 2017
Broadcast: June 29, 1954
Added: Dec 01 2012
Broadcast: March 21, 1949
Added: Jun 20 2017
Broadcast: 18th April 1947
Added: Jan 21 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Added: Jan 11 2014
Broadcast: April 25, 1949
Added: Jul 04 2017
Broadcast: October 18, 1948
Added: May 23 2017
Broadcast: 17th May 1948
Added: May 11 2012
Broadcast: May 26, 1953
Added: May 15 2014
Broadcast: December 20, 1948
Added: Dec 20 2015
Broadcast: 5th April 1948
Added: Jun 25 2011
Broadcast: September 13, 1948
Added: May 16 2017
Broadcast: March 7, 1949
Added: May 30 2017
Broadcast: 23rd February 1948
Added: Aug 23 2011
Broadcast: 16th May 1947
Added: Jan 22 2011
Broadcast: 18th February 1947
Added: Mar 01 2014
Broadcast: January 23, 1945
Added: Nov 03 2017
Broadcast: June 2, 1953
Added: Aug 08 2017
Broadcast: 8th May 1950
Added: Feb 09 2010
Broadcast: 6th May 1951
Added: Sep 12 2011
Broadcast: 26th January 1946
Added: Mar 19 2012
Broadcast: 12th January 1948
Added: Jan 25 2011
Broadcast: 26th April 1948
Added: Jul 24 2011
Broadcast: 6th January 1952
Added: Jan 06 2012
Broadcast: 10th June 1939
Added: Oct 17 2008
Broadcast: May 18, 1948
Added: Nov 10 2017
Broadcast: 18th May 1946
Added: May 11 2010
Broadcast: 3rd February 1952
Added: Feb 07 2011
Broadcast: 21st July 1947
Added: Feb 01 2011
Broadcast: April 11, 1949
Added: Apr 18 2017
Broadcast: 21st June 1948
Added: Aug 26 2011
Broadcast: 4th May 1948
Added: Jun 28 2012
Broadcast: 16th February 1948
Added: Feb 04 2011
Broadcast: 1st December 1947
Added: Feb 03 2011
Broadcast: 11th October 1948
Added: Oct 14 2011
Broadcast: November 15, 1948
Added: Nov 22 2012
Broadcast: 7th July 1947
Added: Jan 30 2011
Broadcast: 6th September 1948
Added: Sep 16 2011