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Russ Brown (I) (1892–1964)

Russ Brown was born on May 30, 1892 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Russell Brown. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), South Pacific (1958) and Damn Yankees! (1958). He was married to Cornelia Rogers and Loretta Daye. He died on October 19, 1964 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder George Lemon
South Pacific
South Pacific Capt. Brackett, USN
Damn Yankees!
Damn Yankees! Benny Van Buren
The Cardinal
The Cardinal Dr. Heller


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 1966 The Two of Us (TV Movie)
Captain Gibson
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Captain Gibson
- The Two of Us (1966) ... Captain Gibson
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- The Losers (1963) ... Isaiah
 1960-1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Thomas Jones
- What Can You Learn from Smoke Signals? (1962) ... Thomas Jones
- Wilderness (1962) ... Thomas Jones
- Indian War (1961) ... Thomas Jones
- Drivel (1960) ... Thomas Jones
 1962 Advise & Consent
Night Watchman (Mike)
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Uncle Otis
 1958 Damn Yankees!
Benny Van Buren
 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Mr. Bob Norman
 1938 Air Parade (Short)
Mr. Bricklebottle
 1937 Montague the Magnificent (Short)
Brill, movie diretor
 1937 Off the Horses (Short)
Race Track Tout (uncredited)
 1937 School for Swing (Short)
 1936 Strike! You're Out (Short)
 1936 Boy, Oh Boy (Short)
Jimmy Higgins
 1936 Carnival Time (Short)
The Barker
 1935 Sweet Surrender
Jerry Burke
 1934 The Love Captive
Larry Chapman
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 Pie a la Mode (Short)
 1931 Footlights (Short)
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Stage Play: Flying High. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. Book by John McGowan, Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Directed by George White and Edward C. Lilley. Apollo Theatre: 3 Mar 1930- 3 Jan 1931 (355 performances). Cast: Joanna Allen (as "Ensemble"), Andy ... See more »


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Portrayed "Benny Van Buren" in the stage version of "Damn Yankees!" and reprised his role in the movie, Damn Yankees! (1958). See more »

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