Roscoe Lee Browne Biography (1925-)

Born May 2, 1925, in Woodbury, NJ; son of a minister. Education: Earned a degree from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania; graduate study at Middlebury College; also attended Columbia University. Addresses: Agent-- Susan Smith and Associates, 121 North San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Career: Actor, director, and writer. Shenley Import Corp., national sales representative, 1946-56; Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, PA, teacher of literature and French, 1952; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, member of the company, 1966-67; Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA, member of the company, 1966-67; Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, member of the company, 1966-67; New Theatre for Now, Los Angeles, CA, member of the company, 1969-70; American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco,CA, member of the company, 1988-89; Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy, guest artist; performer of Shakespearean roles for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; reader of modern poetry and classics atcolleges and universities throughout the United States. Member of the boardof trustees for various institutions, including the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Los Angeles Free Public Theatre, and KPFK, Pacifica Radio. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federationof Television and Radio Artists. Awards, Honors: Track and field awards, including two American indoor championships and a world championship in the 800-yard dash, 1951; Obie Award, best actor (with Frank Langella and LesterRawlins), 1965, for Benito Cereno; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, best actor, 1970, for The Dream on Monkey Mountain; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding single performance by a supporting actor in a supporting rolein a comedy or drama series, 1975, for "The Escape Artist" episode of Barney Miller; inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1977; Emmy Award, outstanding guest performer in a comedy series, 1986, for "The Card Game" episode of The Cosby Show; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award,1989, for Joe Turner's Come and Gone; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a featured actor in a play, 1992, for Two Trains Running. Addresses: Agent: Susan Smith and Associates, 121 NorthSan Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
May 2, 1925
Woodbury, New Jersey, United States

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