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‘Right here Come the Brides’ Actor Was 95 – The Hollywood Reporter

Robert Brown, who starred alongside David Soul and Bobby Sherman by portraying the oldest of the three logging Bolt brothers on the 1968-70 ABC collection Right here Come the Brides, has died. He was 95.

Brown died Sept. 19 in Ojai, his buddy Kiki Bremont informed The Hollywood Reporter.

Brown appeared twice on Broadway and guest-starred as alternating variations of a dilithium-lusting character named Lazarus on the 1967 Star Trek episode “The Various Issue.” He received that gig when John Drew Barrymore failed to point out up on the morning of the shoot.

In 1968, Brown was on the opposite finish of a last-minute substitute state of affairs. All set to star as Det. Steve McGarrett on the unique Hawaii 5-0, he was changed by Jack Lord 5 days earlier than filming on the pilot started after producer Leonard Freeman had a change of coronary heart about his main man.

In his most well-known position, Brown portrayed the charismatic lumberjack Jason Bolt on all 52 episodes over two seasons of Display screen Gems’ Right here Come the Brides. A Western with out weapons, it was loosely primarily based on the Mercer Ladies, who had been delivered to the increase city of Seattle within the 1860s to work as lecturers, and impressed by the Stanley Donen musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).

Future Starsky & Hutch star Soul performed the center brother, Joshua, and teenage idol Sherman portrayed the shy, stammering Jeremy. Bridget Hanley and Joan Blondell additionally starred.

Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, and the Bronx. His English father, William, labored as a butler for Teddy Roosevelt and Sara Roosevelt; his mom, Margaret, was born in Scotland.

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After serving within the U.S. Navy, Brown studied with Lee Strasberg on the Dramatic Workshop, the place his classmates included Rod Steiger, Harry Belafonte and Walter Matthau. He appeared on Broadway in 1948 in Skipper Subsequent to God, starring John Garfield, and in 1951 in Maxwell Anderson’s Barefoot in Athens, the place he performed Lamprocles, son of Socrates.

He was branded a communist after he was seen marching in a parade and was listed in Pink Channels, and his refusal to signal a “loyalty oath” value him employment. 

Brown got here to Los Angeles and appeared in such movies as The Flame Barrier (1958) and Roger Corman’s Tower of London (1962) and on episodes of Wagon PracticeThe Lawless Years12 O’Clock ExcessiveBonanza and Perry Mason earlier than touchdown on Star Trek.

With producers in a bind with Barrymore a no-show, Brown was paid greater than what William Shatner received for the episode, he recalled in a 2015 interview. “However it’s a must to agree to not point out it to anyone. It’s in his contract, no person could be increased,” he was informed. “Right here’s a five-dollar invoice, we’ll pay you 5 {dollars} greater than Shatner. You do it.”

After Right here Come the Brides, Brown performed a statue that involves life on a 1970 episode of Bewitched; starred as an oceanographer on the 1971-72 syndicated sea journey collection Primus; and labored on MannixPolice StoryColumboArchie Bunker’s PlaceFantasy Island and Within the Warmth of the Night time, his final onscreen look coming in 1994.

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Brown additionally was an completed photographer. Survivors embrace a daughter, Laurie. His fourth spouse, artist Elisse Pogofsky-Harris, whom he married in 1986, died in 2018.


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