Peter Brown, a TV actor especially noted for his runs on the Western series Lawman (1958—1962) and Laredo (1965—1967) has reportedly died at 80.
A family friend as well as Brown's friend and colleague, actor William Smith, memorialized Brown on Twitter:
The handsome Brown acted steadily, mostly on TV, from 1957, when he made his debut in the series West Point (directed by the late James Sheldon). He made an impact on other series, like Cheyenne (1957—1962) and Wagon Train (1963—1964), starred in two episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (both 1963), guested on dozens of popular series and had runs on the soaps Days of Our Lives (1972—1978), The Young and the Restless (1989—1991) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1991—1992).
Check out this charming remembrance by a fan who met Brown on a promo tour in 1959.
His biggest splash on the big screen would have been in the blaxploitation classic Foxy Brown (1974).
His final role appears to have been in the film Hell to Pay (2005), which reunited 10 Western stars in a tribute to the genre.
Brown is survived by three children and his fifth wife, whom he wed in 2008.