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JAMES BROWN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

James E. Brown was born on March 22nd, 1920 in the town of Desdemona, east of Abilene, Texas.  Most of his educating years were spent in Waco, Texas.  In his later years he was educated at Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas and he became involved in the glee club.  For college he chose to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas
 
During High School he was very involved in tennis so following college he spent a brief time competing as a professional tennis player.  He then decided it was time to pursue a different career and so, brown became involved in acting and earned quite a resume as an actor over the next four decades.
 
Some of his better known film roles were in such features as, "Wake Island" (1942), "Airforce' (1943), "Going My Way" (1944), "Objective, Burma!" (1945), "The Fabulous Texan" (1947), "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) with John Wayne, "Flight Nurse" (1953), "Five Guns to Tombstone" (1960) and "When the Clock Strikes" (1961) among others.
 
He is most well known for his role as Lieutenant Ripley, also known as 'Rip' Masters in the ABC Western series, "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" which aired from 1954 through 1959 and in total, Brown appeared in 166 episodes.

Along with a decent film resume and regular role on "Rin Tin Tin", James Brown also managed to fit in time for other guest star appearances on numerous television shows such as "Adventures of Superman" (1954), "Sky King", "The Lone Ranger", "Laramie" (1966), "The Virginian" (1962-1966) and he had the opportunity to work on the western sitcom, "The Rounders" (1966) with another recurring character role.
 
In his later years he made an appearance on, "Lassie", "Gunsmoke", "Starsky and Hutch" and portraying character, detective Harry McSween on the television series, "Dallas" that aired on CBS and Brown made an appearance in twenty seven "Dallas" episodes total.

James Brown passed away at the age of seventy two, from lung cancer on April 11th, 1992 in Woodland Hills, California.  He was survived by his present wife, Betty and their three daughters, Wendy, Barbara and Carol. 

 
Filmography

1988 Murder, She Wrote
1978-1989 Dallas 
1982 CHiPs
1981 Miracle on Ice
1979 The Swap
1978 Sparrow
1977 Starsky and Hutch
1976 Gus 
1976 I Will, I Will... for Now
1976 AdiĆ³s Amigo
1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
1975 Barbary Coast 
1975 Whiffs
1971 Bearcats!
1969 The F.B.I. 
1968 Targets 
1962-1966 The Virginian 
1966 The Rounders
1966 Honey West
1965 Town Tamer
1965 Black Spurs
1965 Space Probe Taurus 
1964 Daniel Boone 
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1960-1964 Route 66
1963 The Ceremony
1963 Lassie 
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 
1963 Irma la Douce
1963 This Is the Life
1963 Gunsmoke
1962 Have Gun - Will Travel 
1962 Shannon
1961 Gun Street 
1961 20,000 Eyes
1961 When the Clock Strikes 
1961 Laramie
1961 Gun Fight
1961 Wings of Chance 
1961 The Police Dog Story 
1960 Five Guns to Tombstone 
1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1959 Inside the Mafia 
1954-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 
1958 The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
1957 Jet Pilot
1954 A Star Is Born
1954 Schlitz Playhouse
1954 Adventures of Superman
1954 The Runaway Bus 
1953 Crazylegs
1953 Flight Nurse
1953 Thunder Over the Plains
1953 Sea of Lost Ships
1953 My Little Margie 
1953 The Charge at Feather River
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
1953 The Man Behind the Gun
1952 Springfield Rifle
1952 The Lone Ranger
1952 The Pride of St. Louis
1951 Starlift
1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
1951 The Sea Hornet
1951 Father Takes the Air
1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
1951 Missing Women 
1950 The Fireball 
1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
1950 Chain Lightning
1950 Montana 
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima 
1949 Brimstone
1949 Yes Sir That's My Baby 
1949 Anna Lucasta 
1949 The Younger Brothers 
1948 The Gallant Legion 
1947 The Fabulous Texan 
1947 The Big Fix
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
1945 Objective, Burma
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
1944 Reward Unlimited  
1944 Going My Way 
1943 Corvette K-225 
1943 The Good Fellows 
1943 Young and Willing 
1943 Air Force 
1942 The Forest Rangers 
1942 Wake Island 
1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride 





Matinee Classics - Sands of Iwo Jima starring John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, James Holden, Peter Coe, Richard Jaeckel, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor, Adele Mara and Julie Bishop
Matinee Classics - Going My Way starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Rise Stevens, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Stanley Clements and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin starring Lee Aaker, Rand Brooks, James Brown, Joe Sawyer and Rin Tin Tin
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin starring Lee Aaker, Rand Brooks, James Brown, Joe Sawyer and Rin Tin Tin
Matinee Classics - The Fireball starring Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James Brown, Ralph Dumke, Milburn Stone, Bert Begley, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Flint, Glenn Corbett and John Hedloe
Matinee Classics - Montana starring Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.A. 'Cuddles' Sakall, Douglas Kennedy, James Brown, Ian MacDonald, Charles Irwin, Paul E. Burns, Tudor Owen and Lester Matthews
Matinee Classics - Objective, Burma starring Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens and Richard Erdman
Matinee Classics - Objective, Burma starring Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens and Richard Erdman
Matinee Classics - The Charge at Feather River starring Guy Madison, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott, Vera Miles, Dick Wesson, Onslow Stevens, Steve Brodie, Ron Haggerty, Fay Roope, Nevile Brand, Henry Kulky, Lane Chandler, Fred Carson, James Brown and Ralph Brooks
Matinee Classics - The Forest Rangers starring Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Lynne Overman, Albert Dekker, Eugene Pallette, Regis Toomey, Rod Cameron, Clem Bevans, James Brown, Kenneth Griffith, Keith Richards, William Cabanne and Jimmy Conlin


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