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James Brown (II)

Highest Rated:   100% Sound City (2013)
Lowest Rated:   12% Holy Man (1998)
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Birthplace:   Desdemona, Texas, USA
James Brown was born 22 March 1920 in the small town of Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas. Brown graduated from The Desdemona School (grades 1-12) which was built in 1922. It finally closed in 1969. Very athletic, Brown became a tennis pro before there was any money in it. He then entered films in 1941. Clearly a man of unlimited athletic prowess, he appeared in such rugged Hollywood productions as Wake Island (1942), Air Force (1943), Objective, Burma! (1945) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). He had more sedate roles in Going My Way (1944), as the romantic lead "Ted Haines" (Bing Crosby, who was the star of the film, was a priest and therefore out of the running for the leading lady) and then, in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) (with John Wayne), Brown was a U.S. Marine, private first class "Charlie Bass". In The Pride of St. Louis (1952), a biopic about baseball star Dizzy Dean, Brown played a sidelined ballplayer "Moose". In Flight Nurse (1953), he played the plane's Flight Engineer on the mission mercy aircraft. He then began a television career as "Lt. Rip Masters" on TV's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (1954), which ran from 1954 to 1958. He then appeared in "The Rounders" (1966) TV Comedy Western Series (as James Bowen Brown) character "Luke". In 1976, the Rin Tin Tin TV series was re-released with new sepia tinted beginnings and endings with James L. Brown reprising his role as "Lt. Rip Masters". Few of his later movies are worth mentioning, though he had a few telling moments as the stern, rifle-toting father of the serial killer "protagonist" in Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968). He retired from acting in the late 1960s to manage his successful body-building equipment concern, and then was appointed head of customer relations at Faberge, a cosmetics firm. When Faberge's filmmaking division, Brut Productions, put together a 1975 comedy titled Whiffs (1975), the producers persuaded Brown to return to acting in a supporting role. He passed away in 1992 after a long battle with lung cancer.Date of Death11 April 1992, (lung cancer)

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Still Alice
  • Producer
2015
100% Sound City
  • Actor
$0.5M 2013
84% Soul Power
  • Actor
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet The Night James Brown Saved Boston
  • Actor
2008
73% Glastonbury
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Adios Amigo
  • Actor
2003
22% The Tuxedo
  • Himself
$50.2M 2002
77% Undercover Brother
  • Himself
$38.3M 2002
12% Holy Man
  • Himself
1998
47% Blues Brothers 2000
  • Rev. Cleophus James
1997
98% When We Were Kings
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet James Brown: In East Berlin
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Great Ones
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul
  • Actor
1988
39% Rocky IV
  • The Godfather of Soul
1985
40% Doctor Detroit
  • Bandleader
1983
85% The Blues Brothers
  • Reverend Cleophus James
1980
No Score Yet James Brown: Live in Concert
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet James Brown: Body Heat
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Gus
  • Mammoth Coach
1976
No Score Yet Whiffs
  • Trooper
1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Sam's Song
  • Actor
1969
88% Targets
  • Robert Thompson, Sr.
1968
No Score Yet Ski Party
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Ceremony
  • Gendarme
1963
86% Irma La Douce
  • Texan Customer
1963
No Score Yet Gun Street
  • Sheriff Morton
1961
No Score Yet When The Clock Strikes
  • Sam Morgan
1961
No Score Yet Gun Fight
  • Wayne Santley
1961
No Score Yet Five Guns To Tombstone
  • Billy Wade
1961
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia
  • Capt. Doug Blair
1959
No Score Yet The Courage of Rin Tin Tin (The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin)
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus
  • Pilot
1954
96% A Star Is Born
  • Glenn Williams
1954
No Score Yet Thunder Over the Plains
  • Conrad
1953
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River
  • Connors
1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun
  • Lt. Catliff
1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle
  • Pvt. Ferguson
1952
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis
  • Moose
1952
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Non-Com
1951
No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The
  • Steve Hall
1951
No Score Yet Missing Women
  • Mike Purnell
1951
No Score Yet The Fireball
  • Allen
1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Pfc. Charlie Bass
1950
No Score Yet Montana
  • Tex Coyne
1950
No Score Yet Chain Lightning
  • Maj. Hinkle
1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby
  • Tony Cresnovitch
1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers
  • Bob Younger
1949
No Score Yet Corvette K-225
  • Lt. Paul Cartwright
1948
No Score Yet Objective, Burma!
  • Sgt. Treacy
1945
78% Going My Way
  • Ted
1944
88% Air Force
  • Lt. Tex Rader
1943
83% Wake Island
  • Wounded Marine
1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing
  • Tony Dennison
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • 1980

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