Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File


us: Brown, Oscar, Jr., 1926-2005


  • [Individual was an Emmy awardee.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Brown, Oscar Deric, Jr., 1926-2005
    • us: Brown, Oscar
  • Variants

    • us: Brown, Oscar Deric, Jr., 1926-2005
    • us: Brown, Oscar
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1926-10-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2005-05-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Wisconsin
        • Organization: (naf) Communist Party of America
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Malcolm X College (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Organization

        (naf) University of Wisconsin
    • Organization

        (naf) Communist Party of America
    • Organization

        (naf) Howard University
    • Organization

        (naf) Malcolm X College (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Gender

        male
  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

      Brown, OscarBrown, Oscar
  • Sources

    • found: His Peace to one, c1981: t.p. (Oscar Deric Brown, Jr.)
    • found: Brown, O. Mother Africa's day, c1970: t.p. (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Brown, Oscar, Jr.; b. Oct. 10, 1926, Chicago; singer and songwriter)
    • found: New York times, May 31, 2005 (Oscar Brown Jr., 78, jazz singer, songwriter, playwright, actor; d. May 29, 2005, Chicago)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1926)
    • found: Wikipedia, January 14, 2014 (Oscar Brown; Oscar Brown, Jr.; born October 10, 1926, Chicago, Illinois; died May 29, 2005, Chicago; American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor; ran unsuccessfully for office in both the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Congress; son of Oscar Brown, Sr., a successful attorney and real estate broker)
    • found: Oxford music online, January 14, 2014: Encyclopedia of popular music (Brown, Oscar, Jnr.; born October 10, 1926, Chicago, Illinois; died May 29, 2005, Chicago; a witty singer and songwriter operating on the borders of soul and jazz; also worked extensively as a playwright and civil rights activist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed July 06, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Brown, Oscar, Jr.; Cicero; songwriter, dramatist, jazz singer, stage / screen actor, activist; born 10 October 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, never graduated; joined the Communist Party (1946); ran for U.S. Congress as a Republican (1952); released his debut album, Sin and Soul ... And Then Some (1960); hosted the short-lived Jazz Scene USA (1962); tour in Europe with his one-man show (1963); wrote and produced the theatrical production Opportunity, Please Knock; reached Broadway with his musical adaptation of Joseph Dolan Tuotti's play Big Time Buck White (1969); released three more albums (1972); artist-in-residence at Howard University, Hunter College and Malcolm X College; hosted the PBS special From Jumpstreet: The Story of Black Music (1980); released Then and Now (1995); won two local Emmy Awards (1975); received the Pan African Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award; died 29 May 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was an Emmy awardee.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1983-02-23: new
    • 2015-12-18: revised
  • Alternate Formats