Georg Stanford Brown
|Georg Stanford Brown|
Brown in 1972.
June 24, 1943 |
|Spouse(s)||Tyne Daly (1966–1990)|
Kathryne Dora Brown
Georg Stanford Brown (born June 24, 1943 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American actor and director, perhaps best known as one of the stars of the ABC police television series The Rookies from 1972–76. On the show, Brown played the character of Officer Terry Webster.
During the 1960s, Brown had a variety of roles in films, including Henri Philipot in The Comedians (1967), Theon Gibson in Dayton's Devils (1968), and Dr. Willard in Bullitt (1968). His 1970s films included Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), The Man (1972), and Wild in the Sky (1972), co-starring Brandon De Wilde, as anti-war, anti-establishment guerrillas, who devise a scheme to destroy Fort Knox with an atomic bomb.
Brown later played Tom Harvey (son of Chicken George, great-grandson of Kunta Kinte, and great-grandfather of Alex Haley) in the 1977 television miniseries Roots, and 1979's Roots: The Next Generations.
In 1980, he starred in the highly successful Stir Crazy opposite Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Later in 1984 he starred in the TV movie The Jesse Owens Story in the role of Lew Gilbert. He then went on to a supporting role in yet another miniseries North & South in 1985 as the character Garrison Grady.
In 1986, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing the final episode (Parting Shots) in Season 5 of Cagney & Lacey.
Brown also directed several second-season episodes of the television series Hill Street Blues.
Brown was married to actress Tyne Daly for 24 years, from 1966 to 1990. They have three daughters.
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