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Peter Brown Dies: ‘Lawman’, ‘Laredo’ Star Was 80

24 March 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Brown, known for his roles on ABC’s western series Lawman and NBC’s Laredo, died Monday at his home in Phoenix, Az. A family friend announced Brown’s death on Twitter. He was 80. Brown appeared in dozens of television shows throughout his decades long career, but is best known as Deputy Johnny McKay in ABC’s Lawman (1958-1962), and as Texas Ranger Chad Cooper on NBC’s Laredo (1965-1967). He also did crossovers with other western series as Johnny McKay, including Mave… »

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Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80

24 March 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80.

Brown played McKay on ABC’s “Lawman” during the entire 1958-62 run of the series, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Brown was also a regular on NBC Western “Laredo,” playing Chad Cooper during the series’ 1965-67 run. This story of the Texas Ranger starred Neville Brand as Reese Bennett.

Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.”

On the big screen during the period he appeared in Disney’s Hayley Mills musical “Summer Magic” (1963), surfing movie “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964) and Ann-Margret vehicle “Kitten With a Whip” (1964).

During the 1970s while continuing his TV career, Brown played the villain in the 1974 blaxploitation classic “Foxy Brown,” starred with William Smith in “Piranha” (1972) and starred in the horror-thriller “Act of Vengeance” (1974). He »

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Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80

24 March 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80.

Brown played McKay on ABC’s “Lawman” during the entire 1958-62 run of the series, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Brown was also a regular on NBC Western “Laredo,” playing Chad Cooper during the series’ 1965-67 run. This story of the Texas Ranger starred Neville Brand as Reese Bennett.

Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.”

On the big screen during the period he appeared in Disney’s Hayley Mills musical “Summer Magic” (1963), surfing movie “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964) and Ann-Margret vehicle “Kitten With a Whip” (1964).

During the 1970s while continuing his TV career, Brown played the villain in the 1974 blaxploitation classic “Foxy Brown,” starred with William Smith in “Piranha” (1972) and starred in the horror-thriller “Act of Vengeance” (1974). He »

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