James Brown

Actor, Business executive
After a brief stint as a teenage tennis player, Brown turned to acting in the early 1940s, mostly in B action films. He starred as the young romantic lead in "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944) and its sequel, "Our ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1920 in Desdemona, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Sam's Song 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Whiffs 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

Robert Thompson Sr (Actor)

Black Spurs 1964 (Movie)

Sheriff Nemo (Actor)

Ski Party 1964 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Irma la Douce 1963 (Movie)

Texan Customer (Actor)

Inside the Mafia 1958 (Movie)

Doug Blair (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

Glenn Williams (Actor)

Crazylegs 1953 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Chain Lightning 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fireball 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Going My Way 1944 (Movie)

Ted Haines Jr (Actor)

Powderkeg (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After a brief stint as a teenage tennis player, Brown turned to acting in the early 1940s, mostly in B action films. He starred as the young romantic lead in "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944) and its sequel, "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" (1946), but is best known as Lt. Rip Masters, father figure to a young boy at an Old West outpost in the children's TV series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin". (The show ran from 1954 to 1959 and was later syndicated, with new introductions featuring Brown, in the 1970s.) Brown retired from film in the 1960s to become a manufacturer of body-building equipment but returned to the screen with a part in the spoof "Whiffs" (1975). Brown acted under the names James and Jim Brown and is not to be confused with black athlete-turned-film star Jim Brown or soul recording star James Brown.

Relationships

Barbara Brown

Daughter

Carol Thies

Daughter

Wendy Brown

Daughter

Betty Brown

Wife

Cynthia Brown

Niece
raised her as his daughter

Milestones

1941

Film debut in "The Forest Rangers"

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