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Brophy in 1953.
|Born||Sally Cullen Brophy
December 14, 1928
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
|Died||September 18, 2007
Princeton, New Jersey
|Spouse(s)||George Goodman; 2 children|
Brophy was born in Phoenix, Arizona and was one of seven children. She studied at the Royal Academy in London, and then pursued a career on Broadway.Brophie's first break came when she worked in Private Lives with Tallulah Bankhead. In 1951 she was an understudy in Second Threshold. In 1954–1955, she starred as the grown-up "Wendy" in Peter Pan. In 1954, she guest starred on an episode of the CBS crime drama, The Public Defender, starring Reed Hadley. The next year, she appeared in the episodes "In Nebraska" and "The Long Road to Tucson" in the roles of Lucy Miller and Sister Michael, respectively, of NBC's western anthology television series Frontier.
In 1958, she was cast as co-star in the NBC western series Buckskin, a summer replacement series for The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. Brophy played widow Annie O'Connell, who ran a boarding house in the fictitious "Old West" town of Buckskin, Montana. The other stars were Tom Nolan, as Annie's ten-year-old son Jody, who was the narrator, and Mike Road, as Marshal Tom Sellers. Buckskin ran for thirty-nine episodes from 1958 to 1959. Brophy and Nolan also appeared together in the March 5, 1959, episode of The Ford Show.
In 1961, she married George Goodman, an investment manager and financial reporter, who later became a best-selling author and TV personality under the name of "Adam Smith"; he survived her. The couple had two children. When Brophy retired from acting, the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey.
She died in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of seventy-eight of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.