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Brown, Phil, 1916-2006


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  • Fuller Name

    • Philip Mortimer
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1916-04-30
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2006-02-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cambridge (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Gender

        male
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    • Occupation

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    • WikidataPhil Brown Offsite linkLabel from public data source Wikidata
  • Sources

    • found: Johnny O'Clock, 1946:credits (with Phil Brown)
    • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's comp., 1988(Brown, Phil; b. 1916)
    • found: W was W on screen, 1977(Brown, Phil; d. July 11, 1973; screen actor)
    • found: Guardian unlimited WWW site, May 8, 2006(Phil Brown, actor and director; b. Apr. 30, 1916, Cambridge, Mass.; d. Feb. 9, 2006)
    • found: Internet movie database, May 8, 2006(Phil Brown; b. Apr. 30, 1916, Cambridge, Mass.; d. Feb. 9, 2006, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles; actor, director)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 24, 2016(Phil Brown (actor); Philip Mortimer Brown (April 30, 1916-February 9, 2006) was an American actor; Brown was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts; he majored in dramatics at Stanford University, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity; Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York' Group Theatre; when it ended, he and other Group Theatre veterans headed to Hollywood, where Brown worked in motion pictures and helped found the Actors' Laboratory; in 1946, he played Ernest Hemingway's protagonist Nick Adams in Robert Siodmak's version of The Killers; his association with the Lab came back to haunt him later in the decade, when its members fell under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee; although he was not a communist, Brown was blacklisted in 1952, and was eventually compelled to relocate with his family to England between 1953 and 1993; overseas he was able to resume acting on stage, TV and films; he also directed for the stage and TV; he was best known for his role as Luke Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars, in Star Wars (1977); he returned to the United States in the 1990s and in later years made the rounds of autograph shows; Phil Brown died of pneumonia on February 9, 2006 at the age of 89)
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    • 1993-11-22: new
    • 2016-05-26: revised
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