Roscoe Lee Browne
|Roscoe Lee Browne|
|Born||May 2, 1922
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 11, 2007
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Stomach cancer|
|Alma mater||Lincoln University|
|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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
Movies[change | change source]
- 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[change | change source]
- 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.