Lucille Brown

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Black American actress, singer and dancer who began her career at age 5 when Hal Roach took her out of an orphanage to play Farina for about a year in his "Our Gang" comedies. Brown's career in film was rather brief ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1917

Filmography

Actor (5)

Stormy Weather 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rainbow Valley 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Secrets of Chinatown 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Texas Terror 1934 (Movie)

Bess Mathews (Actor)

The Thin Man Goes Home (Movie)

Skating Act (Actor)

Biography

Black American actress, singer and dancer who began her career at age 5 when Hal Roach took her out of an orphanage to play Farina for about a year in his "Our Gang" comedies. Brown's career in film was rather brief, though she did small roles in the later all-Black features "The Green Pastures" (1936) and "Stormy Weather" (1943). Brown also sang and danced for many years as the headliner of Babe Barlow and the Sugar Drops. Not to be confused with white American actress Lucille Brown, leading lady of a handful of modest films in the 1930s.

Milestones

1923

Was living in an orphanage when producer Hal Roach cast her as Farina in the "Our Gang" comedies

Played Farina for about a year (date approximate)

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