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John Brown
Birth: Apr. 4, 1904
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: May 16, 1957
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
Eden Memorial Park
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Akiba section 17-55
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 28, 1999
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In loving memory.
- B.N.
 Added: Aug. 28, 2016

- Terry Topin Kaufman
 Added: Jun. 17, 2016
My favorite character actor of all time. I listen to the Damon Runyon Theatre on a regular basis, and I was born long after you died. The icon is Harry the Horse, although 42nd street would have been more appropriate.
- pablo
 Added: May. 29, 2016
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