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Mar 22 2016
RIP TV Actor Peter Brown, Noted For Roles In Westerns & On Soaps Comments (0)

PbrownPeter Brown: October 5, 1935—March 21, 2016 (Image via fair use)

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.

S-l1600Vintage postcard (Image via fair use)

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.

MV5BMjE5NzA2NTUwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzQyMDgzNA@@._V1_SX640_SY720_Brown with Pam Grier in Foxy Brown (Image via MGM)

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.

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 6.02.26 PMEarly shot of Brown in Laredo (Image via NBC)

Brown is survived by three children and his fifth wife, whom he wed in 2008. 

So sad to hear about my friend, Peter Brown, seen here on my right. He was a fascinating gentleman and shall be missed. Prayers & thoughts to kk.

Posted by Charlie LeSueur on Tuesday, March 22, 2016