Phil Brown (actor)
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Casting shot of Phil Brown (c.1945)
Philip Mortimer Brown
April 30, 1916
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||February 9, 2006 (aged 89)|
Philip Mortimer Brown (April 30, 1916 – February 9, 2006) was an American actor.
Brown played some of his first roles on stage when he join the Group Theatre in New York City. The Group Theatre eventually closed, and many of its members relocated to Hollywood, where Brown helped found the Actors' Laboratory Theatre. He found his first cinema roles here, making his motion picture debut in Mitchell Leisen's 1941 war movie, I Wanted Wings.
His association with the Lab came back to haunt him later in the decade, when its members fell under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Although he was not a communist, Brown was blacklisted in 1952, and was eventually compelled to relocate with his family to the United Kingdom between 1953 and 1993.
He returned to the United States in the 1990s and in later years made the rounds of autograph shows.
His wife Ginny survives him with their son, two grandchildren and a great grandchild.
|1941||I Wanted Wings||Jimmy Masters|
|1941||H. M. Pulham, Esq.||Joe Bingham|
|1942||Hello, Annapolis||Kansas City|
|1942||Calling Dr. Gillespie||Roy Todwell|
|1942||Pierre of the Plains||Val Denton|
|1944||Weird Woman||David Jennings|
|1944||The Impatient Years||Henry Fairchild|
|1945||The Jungle Captive||Don Young|
|1945||Over 21||Frank MacDougal|
|1945||State Fair||Harry Ware|
|1946||The Killers||Nick Adams||Uncredited|
|1947||Johnny O'Clock||Phil, Hotel Clerk|
|1948||If You Knew Susie||Joe Collins|
|1948||The Luck of the Irish||Tom Higginbotham|
|1948||Moonrise||Elmer - Soda Jerk|
|1949||Give Us This Day||Bit part||Uncredited|
|1954||The Green Scarf||John Bell|
|1957||A King in New York||Headmaster|
|1958||The Camp on Blood Island||Lt. Peter Bellamy|
|1959||John Paul Jones||Sentry|
|1962||The Counterfeit Traitor||Harold Murray||Uncredited|
|1965||The Bedford Incident||Chief Hospitalman Mckinley - Sick Bay|
|1966||The Boy Cried Murder||Tom Durrant|
|1967||Bomba u 10 i 10||professor Pilic|
|1968||Operation Cross Eagles||Sgt. Turley|
|1969||The Adding Machine||Don|
|1970||Land Raiders||Sheriff John Mayfield|
|1970||Tropic of Cancer||Van Norden|
|1971||Valdez Is Coming||Malson|
|1972||Ooh... You Are Awful||American Man|
|1975||The Romantic Englishwoman||Mr. Wilson|
|1976||The Pink Panther Strikes Again||Virginia Senator|
|1977||Twilight's Last Gleaming||Rev. Cartwright|
|1977||Star Wars||Owen Lars|
|1978||Silver Bears||American Banker|
|1978||Superman||State senator (Missile Control)|
|1999||Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming||Council Elder||Short, (final film role)|
|1980||Oppenheimer||Lewis Strauss||2 episodes|
|1981||Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years||Lord Beaverbrook||2 episodes|
|1988||The Fortunate Pilgrim||Supervisor F/O|
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