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Radio Producer Himan Brown is Dead

21 June 2010 6:35 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Himan Brown worked the radio industry from the late 1920s, and went on to produce such radio and television series as Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, and CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Brown was born on July 21, 1910, the son of Russian immigrants from the Ukraine. He began working in radio in the late 1920s, reading newspapers for a New York station. He continued to work as a radio actor while beginning to produce programs. Brown oversaw over 30,000 radio programs during his eight-decade career, including The Adventures of the Thin Man, Inner Sanctum, The Affairs of Peter Salem, Bulldog Drummond, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, The Private Files of Rex Saunders, Terry and the Pirates, and Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. He also directed episodes of many of the shows he produced. He moved into television in the late 1940s, producing the syndicated series Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, and The Chevy Mystery Show.

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Radio Star Brown Dies

8 June 2010 9:16 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Radio drama producer Himan Brown has died, aged 99.

He passed away at his Manhattan, New York home on Friday. Details regarding his cause of death had not been released as WENN went to press.

Brown created and voiced popular radio dramas including Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, The Gumps, Grand Central Station and Inner Sanctum Mysteries during his long-running career.

He also wrote scripts and directed stars including Orson Welles, Gregory Peck and Frank Sinatra.

Brown is survived by a son, Barry, a daughter, Hilda, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. »

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