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John Brown
Birth: Apr. 4, 1904, England
Death: May 16, 1957
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Yorkshire, England, he began his career in America in the 1930s, as a narrator and a lead character in the theatre. During the 1940s, he was a popular radio figure performing as a regular in the roles of Gillis and Digby "Digger" O'Dell on the "The Life of Riley" series. He also played AL on the radio series "My Friend Irma". For feature films, he appeared in "Casanova Brown" (1944), "It's in the Bag" (1945), "Strangers on a Train" (1951), "Something for the Birds" (1952) and "The Wild One" (1953). Falling as a victim of the Hollywood Red Channels blacklist, he was unable to find work in broadcasting or movies after 1953. He died of a heart attack at age 53 in West Hollywood, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Eden Memorial Park
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Akiba section 17-55
 
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Record added: Jun 28, 1999
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Because We Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today, Rest in Peace John.
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